Simon Whitfield

Call 2009

whitfield@exchangechambers.co.uk

“Highly responsive to solicitors’ needs…very user friendly and has a good presence with clients”

Chambers and Partners 2019
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Professional Negligence

Simon has had experience of pursuing and defending claims against professionals for over 20 years. He has been involved in cases for and against surveyors, architects, engineers, project managers, solicitors and accountants. He is recognised for his proactive approach and his ability to get to the heart of any issue.

Professional Negligence Cases

Pursuing a claim against a firm of accountants for negligent advice in relation to a tax mitigation scheme on the sale of a business.

Advising a developer in a claim against a firm of architects concerning the negligent design of the roofing elements of an office building.

Drafting proceedings against a site investigation firm for negligently failing to discover adverse ground conditions at the site of a residential development. Pursuing a claim against an geotechnical firm arising from its design of a slope stabilisation solution.

Advising an employer in its claim against a quantity surveyor for over-certifying payments to a building contractor.

Defending a claim against a firm of architects arising out of its design of a site drainage solution.

Pursuing an arbitration against an engineer in respect of its design of a coastal defence project.

Drafting proceedings against a design and build contractor over its design of a road scheme.

Defending a claim against a project manager for allegedly substandard supervision of construction works.

Drafting proceedings against a firm of solicitors over negligent advice on the investment into a business.

Acting as mediator in the successful resolution of a dispute between an architect and a house owner.