In an increasingly litigious world, issues around professional negligence 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 many difficult and novel issues that can arise in connection with matters such as tax advice, takeovers, general corporate finance advice and allegations of failure to discover fraud. Our in-depth knowledge of professional negligence and indemnity, from the perspective of the insurer, the defendant and the claimant, means that we can offer clients practical, commercially aware advice that focuses on reaching the right solution quickly.
We act for one of the UK’s leading medical malpractice indemnifiers; we act for a ‘big-four’ firm of accountants; and we have considerable experience in acting for claimants and defendants on major professional negligence claims relating to solicitors, accountants and financial services professionals. We have acted for architects’ firms in defence of professional negligence and have a growing practice in relation to claims against construction professionals, drawing on the firm’s considerable expertise in the construction sector.
We have a wide-ranging understanding of the issues involved in insured disputes, having acted for insurers and insured on a variety of matters, as well as for banks and other lenders in claims against valuers, surveyors, solicitors, receivers and insurance brokers.
Simon Brew of Fladgate LLP is prized for the quality of his client care and his abilities “identifying and analysing critical issues in a timely and accurate manner”. He acts for both claimants and defendants, with recent experience handling actions against financial advisers and solicitor firms.
Simon Brew of Fladgate LLP is a seasoned practitioner with extensive expertise in all kinds of negligence work including claims against legal and construction professionals. Sources comment: “He has a wide range of skills and expertise and a very strong relationship with the Big Four.”
Sophia Purkis of Fladgate LLP “has an overwhelming ability to grasp and use detail to guide strategy and always positions her clients in the best place.” She is noted for handling cases that cross over between fraud and professional negligence.
Simon Brew heads the professional negligence department. He acts for both defendants and claimants in high-value and complex financial negligence claims. He is regarded as “thoughtful and measured” by market sources.
Simon Brew of Fladgate LLP is noted for his commerciality and works with both claimants and defendants from a range of professions.
“They are consistently proactive in their approach, providing solutions rather than problems to complex issues. They seem to have a natural ability to go straight to the heart of any issues, analyse the situation and provide very good advice.”
The ‘professional’ team at Fladgate LLP has ‘good commercial awareness’. The group acts for high-net-worth individuals and companies in claims against solicitors, accountants and construction professionals, and handles defence work for clients including Deloitte and the Medical Defence Union. It is representing a family trust in a claim against a firm of solicitors pertaining to the loss of opportunity to invest in property. Professional negligence head Simon Brew is ‘very knowledgeable’ and dispute resolution head Simon Ekins is ‘excellent’. Janet Keeley, Sophia Purkis, Jonathan Hibberts and Digby Hebbard are also noted.