Simmons & Simmons LLP

Professional Negligence Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Versatile team adept at handling a range of negligence cases across the financial, legal and technology sectors. The team benefits from the firm's broader expertise in non-contentious and regulatory insurance matters, and is able to bring this to bear on professional negligence disputes. Advises leading insurers and law firms on complex multi-jurisdictional cases.

Work highlights Advised Beaufort Securities on liability matters concerning over 1,000 claims following its entry into administration.

Notable practitioners


Colin Passmore
is regularly instructed in professional negligence matters, particularly in defence of accountants.


Emily Monastiriotis
has notable experience acting for construction professionals and their insurers on claims alleging design and construction faults. 
"She is well liked by clients and does an excellent job for them."


James Pollock
is regularly instructed in construction-related professional negligence matters, including those with cross-border aspects. He also advises on solicitors' liability claims for international law firms.
"He is very sound, careful and conscious, and on top of his cases. He is extremely effective at presenting his case in a clear way." "He is an excellent lawyer, works well with others and is a leader in this field."