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Clyde & Co LLP

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Stuart Hall

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Clyde & Co LLP


Stuart is recommended in the most recent editions of Legal Business legal experts and Chambers UK. Chambers 2014 says "He is said to set the highest standards and is terrific in big cases." He has a particular focus on claims involving accountants, financial institutions and Directors & Officers.

Stuart is recognised for his expertise in representing accountants, financial institutions and D&O Insurers. He currently acts for Deloitte, KPMG and Arthur Andersen; and for the captive Insurers of two of the Big 4 accountancy firms.

Stuart has advised on many high-profile cases, including BCCI, Maxwell, MFI, Wallace Smith, Butte, Carrian v PriceWaterhouse in Hong Kong, and Bermuda Fire & Marine v C&L in Bermuda; and is presently retained in relation to claims arising out of the activities of Bernard Madoff. He also acts for Mohammed Al-Fayed and Fulham Football Club.

• Acting for Insurers in substantial D&O claim in Australia.
• Defending major accounting firm in relation to audit and tax issues both in the UK and abroad.
• Acting for Insurers in substantial E&O claim against a major accounting firm in Cayman.

London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

With a ‘richly deserved reputation’, Clyde & Co LLP is a ‘leader in the field of professional negligence’ and defends claims against all classes of professionals in the UK and worldwide. Its advice is ‘excellent and pragmatic’ and it ‘deals with the other side courteously, firmly and clearly’. The London team, which works closely with the firm's Manchester, Oxford, Leeds and recently opened Bristol offices, is led by Andrew Blair, who is ‘completely unflappable, highly respected and has a flair for imaginative thinking in terms of resolving complex claims’. Tom White defends claims against professionals in the property, construction and IT sectors and successfully defended CBRE in relation to a claim by Dunfermline Building Society arising out of a 2007 valuation of a residential development site in Reading. Sarah Clover, who is ‘technically excellent, responsive and gets to grips with the detail of a case’, specialises in lawyers' professional liability, and Richard Harrison, who heads the lawyers’ liability group, specialises in all areas of claims against English solicitors and barristers. Neil Jamieson, who is ‘diligent, meticulous and known for his mastery of case detail’, defends solicitors, accountants, actuaries and surveyors against claims; construction liability group head Richard Moody has a ‘proven commercial and technical track record’; Simon Konsta defends claims against property, accounting and technology professionals; Stuart Hall represents accountants, financial institutions and D&O insurers; James Roberts heads the accountants' liability group; and Fergal Cathie, who is ‘robust, resolute and good in a fight’, handles complex disputes and regulatory investigations involving professionals in the legal and financial services sectors. Mark Sutton, who is ‘excellent at the technical detail’, Bryn Hodges, Helen Rowlands, Jonathan Brown and of counsel Andrew Forsyth are also recommended, as are senior associates May Ahmed and William Glynn, and legal directors Chris Dunlop, Karen Boto and Nicole McKinnon. Notable hires include Tim Crockford from Gowling WLG, and Mandip Sagoo and Angus Duncan from Mayer Brown International LLP. Ian Peacock, who joined from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, and John Eastlake, who joined from Kennedys, are based in Bristol.

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