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Professional Liability

Hardwicke has a reputation for excellence in professional negligence matters and is recommended as a leading set in this area by both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar. Members are described as "very commercial, very efficient and very smart." and the team as providing “good strength in depth”.  A number of silks and juniors in the team are individually ranked as leading in this field.

What distinguishes our expertise is the wide spectrum of professional liability claims we cover, drawing on our excellence in areas such as property, construction and personal injury. 

Hardwicke has dedicated professional negligence specialists as well as market-leading barristers in various related fields. Members of our substantial 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.

Clients include domestic and international claimants (including for banks and other lending institutions, as well as other large and small and medium-sized corporates, and individuals), defendants and insurers.

As well as advising on the substantive dispute, members also deal with associated issues such as:

  • Coverage and other professional indemnity insurance issues
  • Regulatory disputes in related areas (e.g. FOS claims) and varying professional bodies (e.g.members of our team sit as panel members of the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal).

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, brokers or e.g. the FCA IRHP Review.

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact a member of our Practice Management Team on +44 20 7242 2523 or e-mail practicemanagementteam@hardwicke.co.uk‚Äč.