Weightmans

Professional Negligence Department

North East & Yorkshire
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What the team is known for Assists large insurers and their insureds with a range of claims relating to the construction sector, with regular work for surveyors, architects and engineers. Also acts on claims relating to solicitors and financial advisers. Advises brokers on policy coverage. Regularly represents an array of inspectors, contractors and insurers in claims relating to the cladding industry. Additionally adept at handling mediation settlements.

Work highlights Advised a professional indemnity insurer on an excess layer policy in relation to issues with the foundations of a warehouse in Europe.

Notable practitioners


Anne-Marie Knight
regularly defends professionals from an array of industries including surveyors, accountants and solicitors. She is particularly adept at handling construction-related professional indemnity matters.


Richard Palmer
is adept at handling high-value professional negligence claims against engineers, inspectors and architects. Sources remark that he is "a very measured lawyer who understands the construction industry."