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Weightmans LLP

Work 020 7822 1900
Fax 020 7822 1901

Robert Crossingham

Work 020 7822 1991
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Professional indemnity.


Partner in the professional risk team. Originally qualified as a barrister and has practised almost exclusively in the professional indemnity and liability fields since qualifying. During his career he has acted for all manner of professionals including architects, surveyors, engineers, solicitors, accountants and financial services professionals and has considerable experience in dealing with coverage disputes. Highly accomplished in all forms of dispute resolution, including adjudication, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Holds higher rights of audience in all courts. Accredited mediator. Has been involved in many complex and high-value disputes, including the mediation of a claim for in excess of £160m against a project manager and supervisor under an NEC2 project, the defence of a firm of hydraulic engineers in a claim relating to the failure of a major flood relief scheme and a claim in the Commercial Court concerning the scope of a block notification under a surveyor’s professional indemnity policy. In the financial services field he represented insurers in defence of a group action concerning the failure of a fraudulent pension scheme, and also for the insurers of numerous IFA’s, accountants and fund managers involved in the Split Capital Investment Trust scandal. Regularly represents financial services professionals before the Financial Ombudsman Service and has experience of dealing with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Also has experience of providing advice in relation to complaints to professional regulators.


Pupil barrister 9 Old Square (now Maitland Chambers); Lincoln’s Inn 2000; freelance advocate LPC advocacy 2000-01; pupil barrister 11 New Square (now Radcliffe Chambers) Lincoln’s Inn 2001-02; associate then partner Squire & Co 2002-08; partner Weightmans 2008 to date.


French (good conversational), German (basic), Italian (basic).


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; RIBA professional disciplinary panel; Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA); Solicitor’s Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA); Society of Construction Law (SCL); Insurance Institute of London (and Chartered Insurance Institute); Civil Mediation Council.


Strode’s College, Egham; Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (1997 Law); King’s College, London, University of London (1999 LLB Hons Law 2(1)); Inns of Court School of Law (2000 BVC; post graduate diploma in legal services).


Robert is a member of the Royal Institute of Great Britain, and the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Robert‚Äôs interests include sailing (ocean racing and dinghy sailing); art and literature; wine; motoring; RSA ‚ÄėProfit with a Purpose?‚Äô network; outdoor pursuits.

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Weightmans LLP is widely respected for healthcare-related disciplinary issues; the team regularly acts for medical defence organisations, assists with complex cases before the GMC and GDC, and has significant involvement in NHS Performers List and Health Service Ombudsman work. The firm also has a robust barrister conduct practice. In Liverpool, Richard Jolly is the healthcare advisory head, and Mickaela Fox and Emlyn Williams are also key advisers. The other names to note are James Rowley and Michelle Garlick in Manchester, and - in the London office - Tim Lang, Robert Crossingham, Simon Turner, consultant John Mitchell and barrister David Reddington. Patrick Gaul retired from the practice.

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Weightmans LLP covers a wide range of lines of business including construction, engineering and the renewable energy sector, and is increasingly involved in D&O, cyber, specie and aviation. This last area was recently strengthened by the arrival of Andrew Krausz, who joined from Clyde & Co LLP as head of the aviation practice. The 'technically outstanding' Ling Ong specialises in coverage issues, Edward Lewis has broad experience and Robert Crossingham focuses on professional and management lines work. Simon Durkin is a property and casualty expert.

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