At 3PB, Richard Whitehouse 'deals with factually and legally messy disputes with ease and tenacity' and provides 'excellent quality of advice tempered with a pragmatic application to real world scenarios'. A former solicitor, Whitehouse represents clients in litigious and non-contentious disputes including actions against professionals for breach of contract, trust, and fiduciary duty. He is regularly instructed in complex, high-value commercial disputes by insurers, companies, law firms, and other professionals, including barristers, surveyors, architects, accountants, and brokers.
Professional negligence in Regional Bar
With 'good strength in depth', St John's Chambers has an impressive team acting in professional negligence cases. Praised for his 'impressive attention to detail', John Dickinson is 'very smart and very responsive' and receives a steady stream of mostly claimant work stemming from alleged negligence in probate, trust, and commercial matters. James Pearce-smith regularly represents clients in a broad range of claims against solicitors, surveyors, architects, and other professionals, and has also been instructed to represent defendants. James Marwick is regularly instructed in relation to claims arising out of solicitor negligence. He successfully defended a firm of solicitors who were alleged to have been negligent in their conduct of a fundamentally dishonest personal injury claim. A rising star in the field, Joss Knight was recently successful in the mediation of a high-value dispute against solicitors who negligently drafted a share-purchase agreement and successfully obtained a strike-out in the High Court of a claim against a professional executor alleging breach of duty, breach of trust, devastavit, overcharging, and negligence.