- I qualified as a solicitor into BLM’s professional indemnity team in 2009 and was promoted to partner in 2019.
- I specialise in handling complex, high value and often multi-party claims against professionals.
- I have developed particular experience of defending claims against solicitors arising out of all areas of practise.
- I also have experience of acting for surveyors, IFAs, barristers and construction professionals.
- I recognise the effect that claims against professionals can have on their reputation and have handled numerous claims in which it has been imperative to preserve a good relationship between them and their client (the claimant).
- I am continually mindful of the need to give advice that is not only technically sound but also commercial and practical.
Significant reported cases
Gosden & Kaye v Halliwell Landau (2018) – Claim arising out of a complicated tax scheme, pleaded at circa £1.25m and with a focus on causation issues.
Barton v Wright Hassall (2018) – Supreme Court decision to the effect that service of a claim form upon BLM by email was ineffective and our rejection of the claim form was not technical game-playing, notwithstanding that the claimant was a litigant in person.
LSREF III Wight Ltd v Gateley LLP (2016) – Court of Appeal decision regarding quantification of loss and mitigation in the context of a claim by lenders against solicitors.
Nationwide Building Society v Davisons Solicitors (2012) – Court of Appeal ruled that our client was not liable for the bank’s losses after it paid mortgage monies to a fraudster (overturning the original decision).