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Recent work for DAC Beachcroft LLP’s practice includes acting for insurers in connection with a breach of warranty claim arising from the acquisition of a manufacturing company. Paul Davison leads the team and primarily acts for insurers and brokers.

Watson Burton LLP’s practice is led by Richard Palmer, who stands out for his ‘straightforward, professional advice that is always well-researched’. Recent work includes defending a claim against a surveyor for the alleged negligent overvaluation of two high-end student tower blocks.

At Clyde & Co LLP, Anthony Brown has extensive experience in insurance policy coverage claims, resolving multi-party claims through mediation, and defending clinical negligence claims for doctors, dentists, optometrists and nurses. In 2015 the team has defended accountants, solicitors and management consultants.

Highlights for Hay & Kilner’s team included an alleged forgery of mortgage documentation and possible negligence of the broker in failing to properly identify the customer. Ros Sparrow heads the team.

At Burnetts, practice leader Patricia Hall is praised for her ‘thoroughness, diligence and analysis’. The team predominantly acts for claimants in disputes against solicitors.

Alison Leith heads Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s team, which regularly acts for claimants against solicitors, architects, accountants, surveyors and insurance brokers. The ‘personable’ Kenton Bazeley is rated for his ‘great combination of boldness and realism’.

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