Anne-Marie Knight > Weightmans > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile



 Anne-Marie is a Partner based at Weightmans’ Newcastle office, who specialises in defending professional indemnity claims against a range of professionals. She has 30 years of experience of advising both insurers and their insured professional clients in this field.
 Anne-Marie is regularly instructed in relation to claims against traditional professionals, such as architects, engineers, design and build contractors, approved inspectors, cladding designers, asbestos surveyors, building surveyors, solicitors and accountants.
 She has also advised in relation to claims against emerging professions, such as process servers and recruitment consultants and has experience of professional disciplinary proceedings, as well as criminal proceedings brought against a professional client.
 In addition to defending claims brought against professionals, Anne-Marie is regularly instructed by insurers to advise on policy coverage matters.
 Anne-Marie is recommended by the Legal 500 as one of only three Leading Individuals in the North and as one of only five practitioners in Chambers and Partners for the North East and Yorkshire region. She has acquired a reputation for hard work, attention to detail, and excellent client service delivery.
 She is an accredited Mediator and has successfully conducted many mediations.

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North > Insurance > Professional negligence

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Anne-Marie KnightWeightmans

Weightmans’ Newcastle-based practice handles an array of high-volume matters including complex multi-party claims as well as high-profile, sensitive issues. The team supports various professionals such as engineers, inspectors and contractors in addition to defending insurers in direct claims. Richard Palmer, who heads up the practice, is experienced in dispute resolution tactics and an accredited mediator. Key partner Anne-Marie Knight draws on over 30 years of experience in professional indemnity while principal associate Tom Thurlow contributes strengths in professional negligence construction disputes. Barrister Amy Nesbitt  was promoted to the partnership in May 2021.