Radcliffe Chambers

Professional Negligence Department

London (Bar)
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The set has notable expertise in property-related disputes, pension issues and claims arising out of the execution of wills and trusts. They continue to receive praise from instructing solicitors, who say: "They have an incredibly high level of knowledge and professionalism across the board: you can instruct anyone from the set and know they'll be excellent in their field."

Client service: "I find the clerks to be easy to work with and very clear about capacity." "So efficient, responsive and accommodating - we never have any problems with double-booking or anything else." Keith Nagle and John Clark are the senior clerks.


Jeremy Cousins QC

Has four decades of experience at the Bar, which includes considerable involvement in major professional negligence cases. He regularly takes on claims relating to solicitors' negligence, although he also handles issues arising from breach of fiduciary duty and other financial issues.
Strengths: "Clear, concise and robust in his view and does not deviate from it."
Recent work: Acted for trustees in the case of Matthew v Sedman, an important case on limitation in negligence claims.


Keith Rowley QC

Highly respected silk who acts for and against professionals ranging from financial advisers and stockbrokers to actuaries, accountants and barristers. His work encompasses the full extent of professional negligence, although he is particularly well known for his strength in pensions-related cases.
Strengths: "Remarkably responsive, intelligent and incisive."


Thomas Dumont QC

A vastly experienced silk who is a veteran at the Chancery Bar, Thomas Dumont QC is also very active in the field of professional negligence. His main area of focus is in representing accountants and solicitors in negligence claims arising out of tax and estate planning matters. He has appeared numerous times before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Strengths: "Very detailed and user-friendly; good on his feet and has a great manner with the judges."