Professional liability

We both pursue and defend professional negligence claims, which is unusual and ensures we are particularly skilled at handling disputes in this area.

We advise clients with claims against insured parties, particularly solicitors, valuers, accountants, tax advisors, engineers and investment advisors whilst in the UK we have been chosen to represent the barristers’ insurance providers, Bar Mutual, in defending claims against barristers.

In Singapore, we have represented the Law Society of Singapore, a significant proportion of insurers who provide Directors & Officers liability insurance and major public institutions such as the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore and Singapore Economic Development Board in professional liability matters.

The professional liability team works closely with colleagues across the firm, which gives it a particular advantage when advising in relation to claims relating to international tax, trusts and matrimonial matters where the firm enjoys a leading reputation.

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Track record

Negligence claim for hedge fund exit advice

Our client suffered losses when they engaged a law firm to advise on their exit from the partnership of a hedge fund. We represented him on a claim of more than £5 million against the law firm for negligent advice.

Representing Bar Mutual and its clients

We have been a longstanding adviser to Bar Mutual, advising the organisation on claims by the barristers it represents, or on third party proceedings brought by solicitors facing professional negligence claims. We also directly advise barristers protected by Bar Mutual

Professional negligence claim for interest rate swap deal

A world renowned hotel entered into an interest rate swap with several banks, but ended up suffering significant losses. The hotel's owners approached us to pursue the law firm who represented them in a professional negligence claim. The case was listed for a five week High Court trial, but we arranged a settlement before the trial commenced.

VAT case dispute with former solicitor settled in mediation

We achieved our client's aims in a £1m+ claim against their former solicitors, after a VAT dispute with HMRC was mishandled, resulting in substantial losses. The matter was settled through mediation.

Negligence claim for misadvised property deal

When a property developer discovered that it did not have full rights of access to a development site it was acquiring, it turned to us for assistance, and we have represented it in a negligence claim against its former solicitor.

Restitution of various monetary gifts

Dr. Paul Freda Malliamalar ('P')'s executors have commenced an action against 4 individuals for the restitution of various monetary gifts made by P to them in her lifetime, on the basis that P lacked mental capacity or was under undue influence at the material time. We act for P's solicitors, who had assisted her in making the said gifts. Two of the individuals, Kulandaivelu Malayaperumal ('Perumal') and Gopal Subramanian ('Gopal'), commenced third party proceedings against P's solicitors premised on alleged professional negligence, putting into issue the nature of the duty of care owed by solicitors to third parties, and the obligations of solicitors in respect of elderly clients.

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