Professional Negligence

"Guildhall Chambers is well regarded for its representation of clients in professional negligence claims involving solicitors, accountants, architects and surveyors."

Guildhall Chambers offers expertise in all areas of Professional Negligence and indemnity law.

Our members are widely recognised as being some of the strongest Professional Negligence barristers based in the South West, advising and advocating beyond this region, acting against solicitors and barristers from Manchester to London.

Barristers within our Professional Negligence team act both for or against professionals in respect of negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust. We are particularly well-respected for our specialist knowledge and skill in areas such as Banking & Finance and Insolvency.

Members of our Professional Negligence team have appeared at all levels of the Court system from the Supreme Court to the High Court to the County Court, where a considerable amount of work is done.

Our clients include individual claimants and defendants (whether privately funded or funded by legal aid or trade unions), legal expenses insurers, group claimants, major insurance companies and Lloyds underwriters. We also undertake CFAs and licensed access.

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Professional Negligence Experience

Many members of the team are published having produced leading textbooks as well as having written articles and delivered seminars.

Recent work in this field includes Cheltenham Borough Council v Bevan Brittan LLP (a multi-million solicitors’ negligence claim relating to development site in Cheltenham); Re Altala ( a multi-million professional negligence proceedings brought against former administrators in relation to loss of chance in relation to claim against insured defendant directors, relating to failure of health lottery company.); Re Overfinch Bespoke Vehicles Ltd (in liquidation) (acting for the joint liquidators of Overfinch Bespoke Vehicles Limited (a company which customised Land Rover and Range Rover cars which entered into administration in 2010) in pursuing multi-million pound misfeasance claims against the former administrators of the company.); and Dayani v Investec (representing applicant in proceedings requiring a receiver to agree to sale of development property in London owned by company owned by Dayani; raising questions as to the extent to which a court can direct an LPA appointed receiver).

Professional Negligence Barristers

Hugh Sims KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2014

John Virgo

Call 1983

Richard Ascroft

Call 1995

Julian Allsop

Call 1999

Stefan Ramel

Call 2002

Allan Roberts

Call 2004

Oliver Manley

Call 2005

Holly Doyle

Call 2008

James Wibberley

Call 2009

Jay Jagasia

Call 2012 | Sol 2010

Nicholas Evans

Call 2018

Saisha Bacon

Call 2019

Nicholas Davidson KC

Call 1974 | Silk 1993

Christopher Stoner KC

Call 1991 | Silk 2010

Professional Negligence Clerks

Stephen Arnold

Senior Practice Manager - Civil

Joe Stayte

Practice Manager - Commercial, Insolvency, Property & Estates, Court of Protection (Property & Affairs)

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