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
- Miscellaneous Professionals
- Letting Agents, Estate Agents and Managing Agents
- Media & Technology Professionals
- Representative and Regulatory Bodies
- Surveyors & Valuers
- Trade Union Organisations
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:
- 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.
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 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.