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RPC

Professional Negligence

4 ranked lawyersBand 1South WestUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Leading defendant-focused practice acting for insurers and their insureds on a range of claims across the legal, financial and construction markets, as well as offering direct support to professional services clients. Frequently undertakes regulatory and disciplinary work, ranging from representing large IFA networks in relation to FCA investigations to dealing with SRA investigations. Additionally advises on policy coverage matters.

Strengths

Clients praise the firm for having "detailed knowledge and capability on FCA regulatory matters."

Work highlights

Represented three Italian lawyers facing allegations of providing negligent advice in relation to investments in off-plan properties which were seized by the Italian police as part of a large anti-mafia operation.

Notable practitioners

Rhian Howell is well reputed in the area, in particular for her activity defending claims raised against solicitors and barristers. Her expertise includes regulatory and disciplinary investigations. Sources say: "She is a very knowledgeable lawyer and a good person to have on your side."

Robert Morris regularly advises on claims against accountants, pensions professionals and insurers.

Scott Ashby regularly acts on claims relating to professionals in the legal sector. Sources describe him as "a wise and pragmatic lawyer who takes responsibility for cases."

Will Sefton defends claims for insurers and their insureds, with a particular focus on cases involving allegations of negligence against solicitors and directors.

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Overview

RPC is one of the top Professional Negligence practices in the UK. Based in London and Bristol, we specialise in defending lawyers, accountants, brokers, financial advisers, surveyors and construction professionals. We act for corporations and their D&Os in respect of claims against them including regulatory investigations.

Professional Negligence Department

RPC

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Department location

Temple Circus

Temple Way

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 6LW

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South West

Professional Negligence: Mainly Defendant


Rhian L Howell
Band 1
Robert Morris
Band 3
Scott Ashby
Up and Coming
Will Sefton
Band 3