Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Professional Negligence - London (Bar)
Highly experienced senior junior whose practice in professional liability encompasses claims against virtually all non-medical professions. This includes cases involving solicitors, barristers, accountants, insurance brokers and numerous others. Recent claims have concerned negligence in relation to commercial conveyancing, audit planning and financial mis-selling, among other areas.
Strengths: "A technically very proficient lawyer." "He really does live and breathe professional negligence. He is very committed to the area."
Recent work: Acted in a successful appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal of a wasted costs order made against a barrister accused of having ignored the trial judge’s rulings regarding his jury speech, thus bringing about the discharge of the jury and a retrial.
Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
Respected junior with a broad disciplinary practice. He is experienced in challenges concerning the misapplication of conduct rules by various regulatory bodies. He has particular expertise in disciplinary work involving the accountancy, financial services and legal professions.
Strengths: "A master of detail." "A feisty practitioner who defends your position very hard."
Recent work: Defended a solicitor before the SDT, who was accused of dishonestly arranging and accepting legacies for elderly clients.
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Principal areas are (i) professional liability and disciplinary matters involving lawyers (including WCOs), accountants, auditors, actuaries, financial services professionals, insolvency practitioners, insurance brokers and valuers; (ii) costs law; (iii) general commercial/chancery commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on insurance law. Principal cases include: Mowlam v Rippon Patel & French (2020) (QB): solicitor/client costs assessment; Quinn v Sullivan (2019) (QB): commercial fraud; Le Brocq v Liverpool Crown Court (2019) (CA): criminal WCO quashed; Riaz v Ashwood (2018) (SCCO): delivery up of solicitors’ files; Cambr Ltd v Edwards (2015) (QB): accountants’ ordinary course of business; SRA v Emeana (2013) (QB Admin): disciplinary interface between dishonesty and lack of integrity; Nationwide BS v Davisons (2012) (QB and CA): solicitors’ liability for breach of trust; Makar v Russell Jones & Walker (2012) (QB Comm): strike-out and CROs; Crabtree v Ng (2011) (CA): stage 1 WCO quashed; Yechiel v Kerry London (2010) (QB Comm): falsified insurance claims; Angel Solicitors v Jenkins O’Dowd & Barth (2009) (Ch): solicitors’ undertakings; Hooper v Biddle (2006) (Ch): costs after compromise of exaggerated claim; Nationwide BS v Lewis (1998) (CA): no liability of salaried partner without reliance.
MA (Cantab). Called (Middle Temple) 1986. At 4 New Square since 1987.
PNBA, ChBA, COMBAR, LCLCBA, ARDL.
Editor of Jackson & Powell: Professional Liability Precedents.
Educated at Mill Hill School and Christ’s College, Cambridge. Leisure interests: Singing, lawn tennis. Languages: French, Serbian.