Giles Tagg > Beale & Co > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Beale & Co
Harrison Cowley Ltd
40 Queen Square
BS1 4QP
England
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Work Department

Construction, insurance, professional liability.

Position

Giles is a partner in the professional negligence team in Bristol, specialising in construction and surveyors. He deals with claims against all construction professionals, including architects, engineers, building consultants, project managers, quantity surveyors, contractors and specialist sub-contractors. He has experience in handling significant multi-party litigation in the Technology and Construction Court. Giles also has considerable experience in dealing with surveyor claims, both over-valuation and otherwise. He has dealt widely with arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Giles also specialises in providing policy coverage advice in respect of both professional indemnity insurance and contractors all risk insurance. He has been involved with drafting policy wordings and providing advice on wordings. Giles writes and speak regularly to insurers, brokers and their professional clients on construction PI issues. He has also presented to the Society for Construction Lawyers, of which he is a member.

Career

Trained Denton Wilde Sapte; solicitor to senior solicitor CMS Cameron McKenna 2004-2012; senior associate RPC LLP 2012-2014; partner Beale & Company 2014 to date.

Languages

Spanish.

Memberships

Society of Construction Law.

Education

St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury; Oxford University (BA Hons Modern History 2(1)).

Leisure

Running and cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

‘Excellent, pragmatic and user-friendly’, Beale & Co is recognised in the South West market for its strength in construction-related professional negligence disputes. In addition, it is increasingly developing a reputation for handling complex claims for clients in the legal and financial sectors. The practice has a varied client base, acting both for insured professionals and a host of prominent insurers. Joe Eizenberg leads the team and handles claims for a range of professionals, while Giles Tagg handles much of the team’s work in the construction space alongside David McArdle. Joe Bryant specialises in acting for solicitors and insurance brokers. Simon Mathews was promoted to partner in October 2021.