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Professional Services Disputes

Businesses hire and rely on professionals to perform their duties correctly.

Sometimes those professionals make mistakes, which can seriously harm businesses. The professionals will often carry insurance policies against claims made by businesses.

Our Professional Services Disputes team provides specialist support to businesses, and can advise on the measures to take and the strategic approach to be adopted when issues first arise. Our team will conduct any claim or defence that is required through to trial or until a suitable settlement offer is forthcoming.

We have extensive experience of dealing with insurers and the legal strategies that they deploy when responding to claims against professionals.

Professional negligence claims can be complex and require an in depth understanding of the specific industry sector and relevant professional standards. Our approach is to focus on these matters, and the business needs of our clients.

We have expertise in high value professional negligence claims, and frequently conduct cases which have an international element.  

Professional negligence can be experienced by businesses of all types and sizes, and we advise on claims against a wide range of professionals ranging from legal advisors, stockbrokers and other financial services professionals to technology and construction specialists.



  • Acting in a very high-value arbitration involving allegations of accountants’ and auditors' negligence; the dispute involved numerous parties and spanned several jurisdictions, and has been settled on confidential terms
  • Advising and representing a major stockbroking firm in its defence of a professional negligence claim concerning the sale, and closing out, of a multi-million pound put options trading strategy.