Professional negligence

Professional negligence

Professional negligence

'a fantastic choice for professional negligence work(Legal 500, 2012)

Crown Office Chambers is recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading set for professional negligence.  Our members have been instructed in some of the leading cases in the field, including Jones v Kaney, Kidsons v Lloyds Underwriters, Mirant v Ove Arup, Johnson v Gore Wood, Phelps v Hillingdon and Liberty Syndicate Management v Campagna. We undertake all forms of professional negligence work, particularly:

  • construction and property related claims (involving architects, engineers, planners, valuers, and residential, commercial and quantity surveyors);
  • claims for and against accountants, insurance brokers, insolvency practitioners, and other professionals in the financial services industry;
  • disputes involving solicitors and barristers.

Many of our members who practise in this field are identified individually in the directories as highly regarded. They are academically able and are well-liked by lay and professional clients. They are result focussed. Their sound tactical and practical advice on litigious and non-contentious work is the product of years of experience. They have a great deal of court experience and are effective cross-examiners and advocates.

Crown Office Chambers is able to offer barristers at all levels of call with experience in every area. We have sufficient strength and depth to cater for all cases and requirements.

Members of Chambers act for a wide range of professional bodies and defence insurers, and specialise in related professional indemnity insurance litigation, advising and acting for both insurers and the professionals insured. We have a recognised expertise in "pure" insurance work, which complements our professional negligence practice.

Barristers at Crown Office Chambers also have particular experience in claims involving construction and legal professionals.  Recent cases have included disputes involving architects, engineers, project managers, building surveyors and town planners as well as solicitors. Crown Office Chambers is highly regarded in construction work generally, and includes barristers who have previously worked in the fields of architecture and engineering.

We also have a separate practice area of clinical negligence and wide experience in regulatory and disciplinary matters. Members represent parties in hearings before professional bodies and sit on professional tribunals.

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