Professional Negligence

We are experienced in acting, mostly on the claimant-side, in a wide range of substantial claims against professionals operating in a variety of industry sectors.

We apply our technical abilities and commercial acumen to help our clients resolve their cases effectively and efficiently. We have also acted in cases that raised unusual issues or novel points of law. Our expertise includes:

  • Claims against solicitors arising out of negligence in corporate, lending and property transactions.
  • Claims against architects, surveyors and other construction professionals arising out of high value commercial and domestic construction projects.
  • Claims against accountants, with a particular emphasis on those claims arising out of failures in the audit process, as well as failures in tax advice and/or the promotion of tax avoidance schemes.
  • Claims against private equity, investment advisors and promoters arising out of failed investments or losses from investments following negligent advice.

Our clients include large and small corporates, trustees and partnerships of various sorts, as well as high net worth individuals. We advise on all key areas related to professional negligence, including claims for breaches of duty in contract and in tort, breaches of fiduciary and regulatory duties and fraud and conspiracy on the part of professionals.

Our conflict-free platform means we can act against substantial entities, such as banks and professional services firms, without the restrictions faced by large traditional law firms with extensive transactional practices.

We help our clients to pursue proceedings in the manner that best suits their resources and commercial objectives. As defendants in this area are usually insured, these cases are often suitable for third party litigation funding, which we are adept at obtaining for our clients using our longstanding and strong relationships with key players in the litigation finance sector.

Where feasible, we advise our clients on strategies for early and cost-effective settlement of cases, making savvy use of the Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol and early strategic use of CPR Part 36 offers to increase the pressure on defendants. Where appropriate, we advise on early settlement of cases through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or direct without prejudice negotiations.

Marc Keidan is a force of nature: irrepressibly energetic; absolutely determined to find the right strategic solution; hugely client focused and ever sensitive to the client's commercial (and cost) needs. He is also hugely knowledgeable about misselling claims against banks.

Luke Harrison is a first class tactician, always obtains the best result for his clients. He is incredibly hard working and seems to never run out of energy

Marc Keidan is a charming and charismatic partner. He inspires confidence in his clients.

Luke Harrison is very insightful and has an ability to read into what the other side are thinking, and he has an uncanny ability to know how they will react. He has a fine analytical mind and he is highly respected amongst his peers.

Marc Keidan - truly experienced, fearless and fantastic to work with.

I am always amazed and impressed by Luke Harrison's energy and enthusiasm in respect of each and every case. He always has time for both clients and counsel and always goes the extra mile.

Marc Keidan is well known for knowing pretty much everything that is going on in the litigation arena at any one time. He is a real brain box. He is pragmatic and extremely bright.

Luke Harrison is an inspirational leader and very well known in the market and admired for what he has done.

Meet our specialist team: Professional Negligence

Marc Keidan
Marc Keidan

Partner

Luke Tucker Harrison
Luke Tucker Harrison

Partner & Solicitor Advocate

Laura Code
Laura Coad

Associate

Kit Smith
Kit Smith

Associate

Srishti Jain
Srishti Jain

Associate

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