Focus On…Professional Liability

With Easter fast approaching and hope rising that we will soon be on top of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hardwicke Professional Liability team are looking forward to being able to meet up with you in person in the very near future.

In the meantime, this Focus On Professional Liability looks back at some of the content published by Hardwicke in the last six months which may be of interest.

We also give you advance notice of some of the online events that we will be running in the forthcoming months.

We hope you find this Focus On…Professional Liability useful.

Recent articles

Throughout recent months, the Hardwicke Professional Liability team has continued to produce articles aimed at assisting those operating in this area. In case you missed any of these, just click on the links below:


We continue to host a varied programme of online events.  The majority of these are following our #HardwickeBrew format (a 30 minute online interactive discussion hosted by a panel of our members).  Our events also include our popular J2J programme aimed at junior lawyers or those wanting to brush up in a particular area.

Those coming up include:

    • 30th March – Witness Statements in Proceedings in the Business & Property Courts
    • 1st April – #Brew: Property Professionals
    • 12th April –  #Brew: Accountants’ negligence
    • 14th April – J2J commercial series: nominee shareholders, directors’ duties

You can sign up to any of these by either following the requisite link or emailing

Recent topics covered have included:

  • When insolvency strikes – the professional negligence lawyers’ survival guide
  • Construction professionals, Covid and the Third Party (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010
  • The A to Z of a Solicitors Act claim
  • Choice of law clauses
  • What Brexit means for litigators
  • Restraint of trade

We also have a full programme of events in our other practice areas – construction, private client, property and clinical negligence/PI.

Recorded content

If you would like to access our library of recorded content, please click here.  Of particular interest for those involved in professional negligence claims is Colm Nugent and Aneurin Moloney’s discussion of the liability of experts for wasted legal costs in the light of recent case law.


Areas of Practice

The team covers all aspects of Professional Liability including:

  • Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury
  • Financial Professionals, Insolvency Professionals, Directors & Officers
  • Legal Professionals
  • Property & Construction Professionals

You can find out more about each area by going to the Professional Liability page on our website.

If you would like to discuss a possible instruction, please contact the Practice Management Team.

There is also a dedicated suite of useful information and documentation on our Covid-19 Hub.

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Related barristers

Colm Nugent

Call: 1992

James Hall

Call: 2000
Tom Bell

Tom Bell

Call: 2006

Martyn Griffiths

Call: 2011

Michael Maris

Call: 2017

Rob Hammond

Call: 2018

William Golightly

Call: 2019


This content is provided free of charge for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. No responsibility for the accuracy and/or correctness of the information and commentary set out in the article, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed or accepted by any member of Chambers or by Chambers as a whole.