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Clyde & Co LLP attracts praise for its ‘acute understanding of the commercial needs of both insurers and professionals facing substantial damages claims’. Louisa Robbins is ‘very strong on claims against surveyors’ and the ‘very brightJames Preece is the ‘go-to person for solicitors’ negligence claims’. Clients include Elite and QBE.

Hill Dickinson LLP has a ‘strong and well-resourced team that provides a uniformly good level of service’ to clients such as Aspen and Lemma. Christopher Stanton has a ‘wealth of experience in defending claims against solicitors’. Tom Handley and Jonathan Anslow are ‘outstanding and hard-hitting construction lawyers who go the extra mile on a daily basis’.

Kennedys’ ‘first-rate team gets great results’. Claire Bushen is ‘exceptional’ and Jeremy Riley has the ‘ability to convey complex problems in a readily understandable way’. Senior associate Tom Pelham is ‘a rising star’.

At Legal Risk LLP, Frank Maher leads the ‘responsive, practical and knowledgeable’ team, which acts for law firms and their insured on professional liability and regulation issues primarily.

Weightmans LLP has a ‘top-notch insurance-based professional negligence and indemnity practice’, which includes the ‘razor-sharpPatrick Gaul and Mickaela Fox, who is ‘incredibly dynamic and resourceful when fighting her client’s corner’. Clients include Inter Hannover and Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund.

Addleshaw Goddard LLP’s team provides ‘commercial and pragmatic advice’ to major banks, building society lenders and commercial clients. John Goslingtakes excellent control of complex projects and quickly gets to grips with the facts’.

BLM’s ‘commercial’ team acts for a wide range of professionals including solicitors, accountants and construction professionals. Jason Nashcuts right to the heart of the case’ and the ‘analyticalBen Parks is ‘great on detail’.

DAC Beachcroft LLP is noted for providing ‘the proper degree of practicality and commercial savvy’. Ian McConkey is ‘at the top of his game’ and has a ‘natural aptitude to read a situation during negotiations’. Martin Paxton recently joined the team from Clyde & Co LLP and has ‘a very strong reputation in the market’.

Niall Innes has built up ‘a very solid practice’ at Mills & Reeve LLP, which covers claims against lawyers, insurance brokers, and construction and IT professionals. Clients include Amlin UK and CNA Hardy. Ben Hardiman is now a partner.

Andrew MacLeod at Triton Legal (formerly Robin Simon LLP) advises the defendant insurance sector on professional negligence claims and coverage disputes. Mark Jenkyn-Jones and Paul Dally are also singled out for praise.

Waterside Legal LLP’s ‘approachable and very competent team’ includes Kit Sorrell and Julia Norris, who are ‘very effective, energetic and knowledgeable’.

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