Professional liability

Professional liability overview

Members of our market-leading and substantial Professional Liability team are frequently instructed to act in claims for or against solicitors, barristers, engineers, architects, surveyors, project managers, accountants, auditors, actuaries, financial advisers and insurance brokers. We are also regularly retained in D&O matters. Both Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar recognise us as a leading set for Professional Liability and our ranked members are particularly regarded for their technical expertise and accessibility.

Members act for both domestic and international individuals, businesses and insurers.  Several members of the team have substantial relevant in-house experience from having worked at or been seconded to insurers, large solicitors’ firms, claims handlers or brokers.

As well as advising on the substantive dispute, members also deal with associated issues such as coverage and other professional indemnity insurance issues, as well as regulatory disputes.

Members of chambers are contributing authors to Construction All Risks Insurance, Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance (both Sweet & Maxwell), Insurance Broking Practice and the Law (Informa) and Risk and Negligence in Property Transactions (Law Society).

Members also frequently speak at industry events and seminars (and have continued to do so despite the recent lockdown), including Hardwicke’s own Zoom-based, informal #Hardwicke Brew series which involve great participation and uptake from clients.

Recognition

“Strength in depth across the professional negligence spectrum”Chambers UK
“A great choice for construction-related professional negligence”Legal 500
“Strength and depth across the professional negligence spectrum”Chambers UK
“a set going from strength to strength”Legal 500
“Really sensible...good quality advice and they always provide a safe pair of hands”Chambers UK
“Experienced barristers who really know their chosen fields.”Legal 500
“There is a culture of integrity at Hardwicke, which is led from the top.”Chambers UK

News

Miguel Henderson becomes a member of Gatehouse Chambers

26/07/2021

Gatehouse Chambers goes live and moves premises!

19/07/2021

James Hall, Tom Bell and William Golightly’s article on SAAMCO and MBS v Grant Thornton picked by CIArb North West

12/07/2021

SAAMCO and MBS v Grant Thornton: a further retreat from the false binary of ‘information’ versus ‘advice’

01/07/2021

What is the scope of duty in clinical (and other professional) negligence claims? The latest word from the Supreme Court in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2021] UKSC 20; and Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21

30/06/2021

Articles

Guideline hourly rates – Emma Zeb provides an update on the Civil Justice Council’s final report

02/08/2021

SAAMCO and MBS v Grant Thornton: a further retreat from the false binary of ‘information’ versus ‘advice’

01/07/2021

What is the scope of duty in clinical (and other professional) negligence claims? The latest word from the Supreme Court in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2021] UKSC 20; and Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21

30/06/2021

Hardwicke Chambers to become Gatehouse Chambers

15/06/2021

Restarting the clock: the accrual of fresh causes of action in professional negligence claims

07/06/2021

Newsletters

Podcasts

Aggregation in Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance

27/04/2021

Videos

Aggregation in Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance

27/04/2021

Pupillage at Hardwicke

28/01/2020

Preventative Injunctions: How to apply and why they work seminar

20/11/2019

The impact of changes in FOS jurisdiction on financial services and professional negligence claims

25/09/2019

Books

Electronic Disclosure Law & Practice

17/05/2019

Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions

28/01/2019