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Mills & Reeve LLP

1 CITY SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2ES, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Matthew Liston

Email:
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Insurance

Position

Matthew joined Mills & Reeve’s Leeds office in 2009. Matthew is experienced in defending all types of professional negligence claims, including claims against solicitors, barristers, insurance brokers, accountants and construction professionals. He also regularly gives insurers policy advice. Matthew is currently defending a number of firms of solicitors against allegations that they under-settled financial relief claims in matrimonial proceedings.

Career

Trained Thompsons Solicitors; qualified 2007; solicitor Robin Simon LLP 2007-2009; Mills & Reeve 2009 to date (appointed Principal Associate 2017).

Member

Leeds Law Society; Leeds Chartered Institute of Insurers.

Education

University of York (2000 BA Hons, First Class); College of Law, York (2004 GDL, Commendation; 2005 LPC, Commendation).

Leisure

Family, socialising and motorsport (particularly karting and Formula 1).


Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: defendant

Within: Professional negligence: defendant

Mills & Reeve LLP is 'one of the leading firms for professional negligence in the area'. The team has the ability to 'handle the biggest and best cases with a human touch' and frequently represents legal professionals in addition to individuals in other sectors including construction, tech, finance, insurance and life science. The 'very experienced and commercially sensible' Neil Howes heads the practice and is praised for his 'legal expertise' and 'excellent judgement'. Howes acted for Pen Underwriting concerning a claim against a firm of solicitors regarding a purchase of a cinema complex which alleged a duty of care was owed to another firm of solicitors involved in the transaction. The team reached a favourable settlement at mediation. Other key names Matthew Liston and consultant Edward Coulson, who is at the 'top of his game'.

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