Professional negligence

Chris has been involved in an estimated 300 claims of professional negligence against lawyers.

This includes advising claimants as well as defendant insurers. A large portion of Chris's work in this area has been claims involving property and conveyancing - Chris was actively involved in the 'lender litigation' of the 1990s and its recent resurgence.

Chris's work for pension schemes and their advisers has given him a close knowledge of the law and practice of final salary schemes. 

Use these links to see examples of professional negligence disputes Chris has mediated:

Claims against lawyers: property, corporate/commercial, litigation mistakes

Lender claims: SAAMCO caps, scope-of-duty arguments, bank lending practices

Pension professionals: Barber mistakes, Trustees' negligence, scheme maladministration

“Extremely talented and reliable. Good humour, great instincts.”
Chambers Guide
“stands out for financial services disputes”
Chambers Guide 2013
“…strong background in insurance”
Legal 500 2014
“commercial, intellectual, constructive”
Chambers Guide 2013
“Informal and amiable style… friendly yet robust”
Chambers Guide
“Keeps things moving at a cracking pace”
Chambers Guide
“highly thorough…gains client trust”
Chambers Guide 2012