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Serle Court

Professional Negligence

2 ranked barristersBand 4London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Serle Court is a well-respected set which is noted for its representation of accountants, valuers and solicitors in professional negligence claims. Chambers fields particularly strong expertise in matters relating to property, company ownership or the management of trusts. Its barristers represent both claimants and defendants. Impressed sources say: "They have some of the cleverest people in London."

Client service:

The "fantastic" head clerk Steven Whitaker is ably assisted by senior clerks Nicholas Hockney and Daniel Wheeler, whom clients find to be "very helpful and responsive." "The clerks build a relationship with you and understand what you want from chambers. It's a very good team they've put together."

Strengths:

Daniel Lightman QC
Daniel Lightman QC offers experience in major professional negligence matters across a broad range of professions, including barristers, solicitors and financial services. He combines this with academic activity, contributing to several reference texts.
"The cleverest person I know. He is just incredibly bright, endlessly hard-working and tenacious." "Very knowledgeable with a really impressive ability to forensically analyse a large body of material to get to the heart of the matter and create novel arguments."
Recent work: Represented Teacher Stern LLP and four partners of the firm in King and Others v Stiefel and Others, a £55 million claim arising from the conduct of previous litigation pursued by the claimants.

Strengths:

Philip Jones QC
Philip Jones QC is regularly instructed in professional negligence cases relating to a broad range of business professionals, including accountants, lawyers, company administrators and tax advisers. His practice benefits from his comprehensive understanding of commercial chancery law.
"A big presence in some major professional negligence cases."
Recent work: Represented a firm of solicitors in a claim alleging that it had been negligent in drafting a contract between the claimant and the Home Office for the accommodation of asylum seekers.

Professional Negligence

Serle Court

firm
Location

6 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3QS

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Professional Negligence


Daniel Lightman QC
Band 4
Philip Jones QC
Band 3