Bristol's Guildhall Chambers houses a team which is regularly instructed in cases involving claims against solicitors, developers, accountants and surveyors, and has notable strength in handling professional negligence matters relating to the financial services sector. Praised for his 'excellent client skills', Hugh Sims QC is 'fantastic on his feet' and represents both claimants and defendants in professional negligence disputes. Recent instructions of note included Jay Jagasia acting as junior counsel for the claimant in an appeal in the Adams v Options SIPP case, a pensions mis-selling case; the Court of Appeal granted permission for the appeal.
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‘A good set of chambers with a first-rate clerking team‘.
‘Clerks are very efficient and commercial‘.
‘Very good and sensible on fees‘.
At St John's Chambers, the 'very knowledgeable' James Pearce-Smith is praised for his 'careful, thorough and well considered advice' and receives a steady stream of predominantly claimant work brought against architects, solicitors, surveyors and other professionals. John Dickinson is regularly instructed in cases relating to the banking and accountancy sectors. James Marwick has solid expertise in advising on claims regarding solicitors, while Joss Knight acts for defendants in a wide range of professional negligence disputes.