Ross Baker


  • Based in BLM's London office I specialise in professional indemnity and directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance with a focus on claims against D&Os, accountants, property consultants, mortgage and insurance brokers and solicitors.
  • One notable case involved advising the professional indemnity insurers of a surgeon on coverage and allocation of claims in a £37m settlement fund for over 750 claimants. It involved a variety of coverage issues and complex settlement arrangements requiring the approval of the High Court.
  • I have defended numerous claims involving allegations of breach of warranty of authority, fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.
  • I act on high profile coverage instructions in relation to high value and complex claims. Recently this included coverage advice in relation to claims in excess of £100m against a top tier UK accountant.
  • I also provide on-going advice to insurers in relation to hundreds of investor claims involving tax mitigation schemes.
  • The Legal 500 recommends me for London insurance, and I was recently noted as a "standout individual".


Forum of Insurance Lawyers’ Sector Focus Team for Professional Indemnity (London Market)  

Contact Details

+44 20 7865 8500


Ross Baker knows professional negligence inside out, has excellent judgement, and is commercial and user-friendly – the complete package. He also has real insurance law expertise.

Legal 500 2020 - for professional negligence

The unflappable Ross Baker would be an asset in any firm of solicitors – he brings great experience to the table combined with an ease of manner which makes him a joy to work with.

Legal 500 2020 - for professional negligence

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