Professional & Financial Risk

 

Our UK and Ireland market-leading Professional and Financial Risks team represents insurers, reinsurers and professionals. We have a well-earned reputation for understanding your insured’s needs and protecting their interests, never losing focus of the commercial and reputational consequences of a dispute.

As well as litigating at all levels of the court system, we regularly engage in alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration, adjudication and early neutral evaluation.    

Our dedicated team of specialist lawyers has a proven track record of defending claims against all professional classes, operating in every sector of the economy, including:

  • Accountants, Auditors and Insolvency Practitioners
  • Construction and Engineering Professionals
  • Contemporary and Emerging Professions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Independent Financial Advisors
  • Insurance and Mortgage Brokers
  • Lawyers
  • Miscellaneous Professionals
  • Letting Agents, Estate Agents and Managing Agents
  • Media & Technology Professionals
  • Representative and Regulatory Bodies  
  • Surveyors & Valuers
  • Trade Union Organisations
  • Coverage  

We deliver insightful, practical advice and representation not just in defending claims for breach of duty/negligence, but also in advising on related areas that arise under professional and financial risk policies, such as:

  • Crime
  • Directors and Officers
  • Employment Practice Liability
  • Financial Institutions
  • Trustee Liability
  • M&A Liability

We have extensive experience of dealing with high-profile claims, including some of the largest group actions of recent years, and have also handled many sensitive cases for clients, both in the UK and overseas. 

We also regularly advise insurers on coverage issues, taking great care to preserve market relationships.

Training

We use our experience to inform risk management and knowledge sharing, providing a wide range of training to support claims prevention and mitigation strategies – often in collaboration with other market leading experts in various associated fields.

Our clients

Our client list is diverse – including global, national and London Market insurers, underwriters, Lloyd’s syndicates and brokers. With one of the largest dedicated teams in the country, we provide you with the expertise, experience, resources, flexibility and geographical spread to deal with whatever your particular needs are and whatever issues arise across your sectors, cost effectively and efficiently, helping you to reduce indemnity spend all whilst ensuring a high quality service.

Who to contact


Garrett Cormican

Garrett Cormican

Partner,
Dublin



Frank Hughes

Frank Hughes

Partner and head of office,
Glasgow



Graeme Moore

Graeme Moore

Partner,
Belfast



Jason Nash

Jason Nash

Partner,
Manchester



Elliot Pound

Elliot Pound

Partner,
London



Julian Smart

Julian Smart

Partner,
Birmingham




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Testimonials


Thank you … for all your work on this … your team … did a great job as usual.

University client

I have been very impressed by the professional and proactive approach to the case and the advice and support that … you have provided, which has been given to us with great care and attention to fine details and delivered with a very personalised service. This gave us great confidence that you understood the challenges we faced from our business perspective. We were delighted with the advice and recommendations you gave…Based on our experience we would have no hesitation in recommending BLM to provide legal advice in similar circumstances.

Architectural practice

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Professional & Financial Risk Team

Michael Appleby

Michael Appleby

Partner,
Manchester


Ross Baker

Ross Baker

Partner,
London


Jennifer Bebbington

Jennifer Bebbington

Partner,
Manchester


Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Partner,
Belfast


Garrett Cormican

Garrett Cormican

Partner,
Dublin


Karen Dance

Karen Dance

Partner,
Glasgow


Sarah Elderton

Sarah Elderton

Partner,
Manchester


Cormac Fitzpatrick

Cormac Fitzpatrick

Partner,
Belfast & Derry


Iain Fraser

Iain Fraser

Consultant,
Manchester


Nick Gibbons

Nick Gibbons

Partner,
London


Richard Gould

Richard Gould

Partner,
Manchester


Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey

Partner,
London


Frank Hughes

Frank Hughes

Partner and head of office,
Glasgow


Martin Jensen

Martin Jensen

Partner,
London


Grant Maclean

Grant Maclean

Partner,
Glasgow


Related contacts


Garrett Cormican

Garrett Cormican

Partner,
Dublin


Frank Hughes

Frank Hughes

Partner and head of office,
Glasgow


Graeme Moore

Graeme Moore

Partner,
Belfast


Jason Nash

Jason Nash

Partner,
Manchester


Elliot Pound

Elliot Pound

Partner,
London


Julian Smart

Julian Smart

Partner,
Birmingham