Shakespeare Martineau

Professional Negligence Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded claimant practice acting for both private individuals and businesses while also receiving referrals from surveyors, IFAs, accountants and insurers. Frequently acts on claims against a variety of professionals, including solicitors, pension trustees and insurance and mortgage brokers.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is very efficient, available around the clock and provides hugely valuable advice."

Work highlights Represented BDW Trading as claimant in a loss of opportunity negligence claim against an architect who incorrectly prepared a reserved matter planning application.

Notable practitioners

Kendal Litherland
represents claimants, including private individuals, in claims against accountants, insurance brokers and solicitors. Interviewees say: "His advice is always well thought out and he fights incredibly hard for his clients."

Mark Beesley
has deep experience representing both claimants and defendants in negligence claims against legal, finance and construction professionals. Sources describe him as "a commercial and savvy lawyer."