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DWF

REDCLIFF QUAY, 120 REDCLIFF STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6HU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0333 320 2220
Fax:
Fax 0333 320 4440
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Web:
uk.dwf.law/

South West: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 2

DWF

DWF is experienced in acting for insurances on personal injury claims arising from fatal accidents as well as brain injuries, amputations and spinal injuries caused by workplace and road traffic accidents. Practice head Claire Gribben has expertise in handling claims arising from flawed products, public liability and industrial diseases including asbestosis. The firm assists with both litigations and pre-litigation settlements.

Practice head(s):Claire Gribben

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 3

DWF

DWF is experienced in investigating, defending and settling professional negligence claims made against professionals and their firms. Practice head Simon Mason, who ‚Äėprovides first-class service‚Äô, advises on policy disputes and regularly defends claims against accountants, actuaries, insurance brokers and legal practitioners as well as surveyors, estate agents and construction professionals. The firm also has a particular expertise in technical and professional indemnity matters.

Practice head(s):Simon Mason

Other key lawyers:Bristol

Testimonials

The practice is very dynamic and forward-looking. It does the technical work very well and is always looking to develop opportunities in other areas and make use of technology and innovative solutions.

The practice has in-depth strength in handling complex high value claims.

The team is bright, responsive, practical and personable.

Simon Mason is very approachable, knowledgeable and above all, friendly. He is only too happy to go out of his way to provide support and assistance.

Work highlights

  • Acting in the defence of an insured accountant providing company secretarial services for a nominal fee.
  • Advising on a claim arising from alleged negligent architectural services.
  • Advised on a claim alleging negligent accounting advice provided by the client to an architecture firm.

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