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MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, 30 VICTORIA STREET, BELFAST, BT1 3GG, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9055 3300
Fax:
Fax 028 9055 0096
DX:
433 NR BELFAST 1
Web:
www.tughans.com

Neil Smyth

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 28 9082 0508
Email:
Tughans

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Neil has extensive experience in insurance litigation in both the County Courts and High Court. He advises insurance companies, public bodies and private individuals on a wide range of issues including motor, public, employers’ and product liability. As a member of the Tughans Fraud Department he has successfully defended motor insurers in cases of alleged fraud. Has successfully represented insurance clients in cases involving credit hire. He has a specialist interest in claims which arise out of accidents in other jurisdictions and is currently handling a number of high profile cases for foreign insurance companies. He has particular expertise in representing clients in the construction sector to include facilities management.


Northern Ireland: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Next generation lawyers

Neil Smyth - Tughans

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Tughans’ clinical negligence and personal injury team is ‘exemplary in every aspect’, according to one client. Practice head Kathy McGillie  has expertise in defending employers in catastrophic and life-changing injury claims, including asbestos and mesothelioma matters; policy coverage cases are another core strength. Neil Smyth (‘his engagement with clients is excellent’) and Neil Cahill are key names for employers’ and public liability matters; both have experience acting for clients in claims arising from accidents that occur while abroad. The ‘very professional’ Andrew Anthony  leads on healthcare and clinical negligence matters; recent work includes delayed diagnosis/failure to diagnose claims and high-value GP negligence cases. Alistair Wilson, who garners praise for his ‘excellent legal advice’, is another key name and is known for representing healthcare professionals in clinical negligence claims.

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