In the current environment of ever-increasing public and regulatory scrutiny, complex claims and investigations involving professional firms make up a considerable proportion of our dispute resolution team’s work.
Our experience in complex negligence actions has given our team an appreciation of the financial, regulatory and reputational pressures faced by our clients. That in-depth knowledge of professional negligence and indemnity, from the perspective of the Defendant, the Claimant and indeed the insurer, means that we can offer clients practical and commercially-aware advice. We focus on reaching the right solution as efficiently as possible whilst limiting the risk of reputational damage and disruption to the underlying professional activities of our clients. Such results are not only achieved through litigation. Our team regularly advises on alternative dispute resolution measures, including in the fields of arbitration and mediation.
As well as acting in live disputes and investigations, we also advise our clients in relation to the management of risk within their organisations. We help ensure that adequate systems and controls are in place so that, wherever possible, issues are managed before they have the chance to develop and also help to identify potential exposure trends in our clients’ wider market places.
Our lawyers regularly advise major accounting practices (including the ‘big-four’) across a wide range of professional negligence disputes, but particularly in the fields of tax and assurance. We also have considerable experience of acting in claims relating to other financial services professionals and solicitors and have a growing practice in relation to claims against construction professionals, valuers, surveyors, architects, receivers and insurance brokers, drawing on the firm’s considerable expertise in the construction sector.
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