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Professional Negligence

"A very good set for professional negligence instructions"

The Legal 500 2021

We have recognised expertise in relation to claims both for and against professionals, across a wide range of professional liability work, including breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust.

With a team of barristers spanning the full spectrum of seniority, and with particular specialities, our cases range from large-scale commercial disputes to smaller private claims.

Our experience extends to all stages of the dispute resolution process, including the giving of pre-litigation and strategic advice, giving effect the Professional Negligence Pre-Action Protocol, Alternative Dispute Resolution/mediation, and making effective use of the Courts and the Court process.

Our sector and practice area knowledge and experience make us particularly adept at dealing with disputes concerning:

  • Solicitors, barristers and other providers of legal services
  • Company directors
  • Actuaries
  • Surveyors and valuers
  • Accountants and auditors
  • Chartered tax advisors
  • Construction professionals (including builders, engineers, architects and quantity surveyors)
  • Financial services professionals
  • Information technology professionals
  • Insolvency practitioners
  • Insurance brokers & agents
  • Medical professionals
  • Patent agents
  • Veterinary surgeons
  • Trustees

We also cover issues of professional indemnity insurance, including disputes as to avoidance or denial of cover and relating to the effect of policy terms. We hold professional negligence seminars throughout the year in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

“Exchange Chambers is ‘a very good set‘ for professional negligence instructions, thanks to ‘a variety of barristers for the job and knowledgeable and receptive clerks‘”.
Leading Set – Professional Negligence (Northern Circuit), The Legal 500 2021


The Team