Professional Negligence

We act in domestic and international disputes for and against professionals across the whole spectrum of professional negligence work and in all forums.

Particular expertise lies in disputes concerning solicitors and barristers; insurance and financial services; architects and engineers; surveyors and valuers; and other construction, project management and design professionals.

Allied to this specialism in resolving professional disputes, is our experience of advising on issues concerning professional indemnity insurance policies, in particular in relation to issues of coverage and the proper meaning and interpretation of policy terms, including disputes concerning the avoidance or denial of cover and the effect of policy wordings. Members are regularly instructed directly by major insurers in this regard.

Our barristers act on an impressive range of cases, from reasonably modest professional liability claims by private individuals to multi-million-pound international claims in a wide variety of complex commercial contexts. We have the expertise and experience our clients expect from our established place at the heart of the professional negligence bar.

Our barristers have been instrumental in shaping the development of the law, having acted in ground-breaking cases such as SAAMCOAllied Maples v Simmons & Simmons and Haward v Fawcetts. The team combines practical advice with unparalleled advocacy experience across all levels of seniority: our clients can be confident that whatever the year of call, they are instructing a barrister with the court-craft that comes only from regular appearances in front of judges in every civil court, as well as regulatory tribunals.

We adopt a commercial approach to litigation, from pre-action to trial and beyond, and are focussed on ensuring that every decision taken brings the case closer to the client’s desired outcome, in the most cost-effective way possible.

Our work complements, and overlaps with, the work of our other principal practice groups such as insurance, product liability, property damage, disciplinary and regulatory, management liability, civil fraud, clinical negligence and private international law, for those cases with a cross-border or jurisdictional element.

For more information, contact our clerks on:

+44 (0)20 7822 1200
or click here to email.

Professional Negligence Barristers

Michael de Navarro KC

Call 1968 | Silk 1990

Bob Moxon Browne KC

Call 1969 | Silk 1990

Howard Palmer KC

Call 1977 | Silk 1999

Neil Moody KC

Call 1989 | Silk 2010

Caroline Harrison KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2013

Charles Dougherty KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2013

Andrew Miller KC

Call 1989 | Silk 2014

Marie Louise Kinsler KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2017

Bradley Martin KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2018

Niazi Fetto KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2023

Sonia Nolten KC

Call 2002 | Silk 2023

Alison Green

Call 1974

John McDonald

Call 1981

Doré Green

Call 1994

Jack Harris

Call 2006

David Thomas

Call 2009

George Hilton

Call 2012

Sam Stevens

Call 2014

Emily Albou

Call 2014

Kate Legh

Call 2018

Alex Ivory

Call 2021

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