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Mills & Reeve LLP’s lawyers ‘know their stuff, are experts in professional negligence work and are utterly reliable’. The ‘very experienced and able team’ includes Stephen King and ‘very competent’ associate Andrew Hipper, who together defended a £1m claim against solicitors and insurers; Guy Hodgson and Clare Howard, who together acted in a £400,000 claim against solicitors; and Neil Davies, who is a ‘calm and commercially savvy expert in surveyor’s negligence’.

Ashtons Legal has a strong team of litigators in Rob Adam, Mark Merriam and Polly Stephenson. Highlights included bringing a claim against solicitors for breach of duty of care, and a further claim against solicitors who advised on the termination of a lease.

Birketts LLP’s team includes ‘outstanding litigatorMax Roessler, Paul Matthews and property litigation specialist John Scannell. Highlights included a claim against a will writing company over a trust deed, and defending a £100,000 claim against a mortgage broker.

Experienced solicitor-advocate James Maxey, CEDR-accredited mediator Paul Branch and associate Nick Porter are the key figures at Buckles Solicitors LLP, which handles disputes against solicitors, architects, surveyors and property consultants. In one highlight, Maxey settled a negligent conveyancing claim at mediation.

GMS Law Ltd provides ‘a level of expertise, candour and sound legal reasoning rarely experienced with other firms’. Richard Clegg is ‘unquestionably a man of complete integrity’; he successfully settled a significant claim against an independent financial adviser.

At Fosters, newly promoted partner Chris Fielding now supports senior partner and veteran litigator Adrian Newborough. Highlights included a claim against accountants for negligent tax advice on property transactions.

At Greene & Greene, ‘skilful litigator’ and head of dispute resolution Michael Batty acted in a £100,000 claim against a firm of archaeologists, and a £200,000 claim against solicitors arising from the purchase of a building plot.

Highlights for Mike Barlow at Leathes Prior included advising a national provider of waste and recycling services on a professional negligence claim against a provider of accountancy services.

At Morgan Jones & Pett, David Jones now focuses almost exclusively on professional negligence matters and is singled out for his ‘hard work and fantastic service’.

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Legal Developments in East Anglia for Professional negligence

  • New revised guidelines for administrators in pre-pack sales

    Pre-pack sales by administrators are now used frequently enough for most people in business to be aware of them and many have come across them in their business lives. A small amount of controversy still attaches to pre-packs, but it is probably right to say that they are now an accepted part of the UK business scene as a useful means of rescuing a business in difficulty and preserving some or all of the jobs connected with the business.
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