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Anthony Brown

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Clyde & Co LLP

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Professional indemnity and insurance/dispute resolution.


Anthony Brown is a partner in our professional indemnity and insurance team and is based in the Newcastle office of Clyde & Co LLP. He is a recommended practitioner in professional indemnity. Anthony is an experienced litigator, advising clients on a range of contentious matters, from relatively low value disputes which are key to a client's business operations to complex multi-party claims which are resolved at mediation or court. Anthony's particular expertise is the defence of professional negligence claims against solicitors and other professionals such as accountants, insurance brokers, surveyors and technology consultants. Anthony also advises on insurance policy coverage issues.


Qualified 1993; Clyde & Co 1993-2001; Eversheds 2001-04; partner Watson Burton 2004-12; partner Simpson & Marwick 2012-15; partner Clyde & Co 2015 to present.


Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Forum of Insurance Lawyers; Society for Computers and Law; Chair of the trustees of the Northern Learning Trust.

North: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Newcastle

Within: Commercial litigation: Newcastle

The team at Clyde & Co LLP stands out for its ‘thoroughness and international outlook’ and is led by ‘outstanding litigatorAnthony Brown, who is ‘extremely diligent and professional’ and ‘a pleasure to deal with’; he also scores highly with clients for ‘letting nothing go and spotting every slip along the way’. Recently, he acted for a client in defence against negligence claims, handled contractual disputes for a client in the tourism industry, and defended a claim arising out of failed litigation. Insurance disputes constitute another key area of his expertise. Clients include insurers, companies and individuals.

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North: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

The ‘top-class’ team at Clyde & Co LLP acts for insurers in the defence of claims brought against various professionals, most notably solicitors and accountants. Recent work includes defending a claim brought against an accountant for alleged incorrect advice, and defending a claim arising out of failed litigation. Anthony Brown heads the practice, which includes ‘first-rate’ London-based lawyer Gordon Walker  and the Edinburgh-based Gavin Henderson, who is described by clients as a ‘true leader with an incredibly sharp eye for detail and encyclopaedic knowledge’. QBE Insurance, Markel, Hiscox and Precision Underwriting are all clients.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: defendant

Within: Professional negligence: defendant

The professional and financial disputes group at Clyde & Co LLP is highlighted for its 'first-rate service' and is frequently instructed by insurers, such as AIG, Hiscox and QBE. London-based Andrew Blair heads up the national practice which includes a team of 'excellent practitioners' in Leeds. Key names to note include experienced partner Anthony Brown  and the 'very talented' senior associate Simon Oliver is considered to be 'particularly good with client relationships'.

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