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Clyde & Co LLP

Living Wage
THE ST BOTOLPH BUILDING, 138 HOUNDSDITCH, LONDON, EC3A 7AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7876 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7876 5111
Web:
www.clydeco.com
Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Beijing, Brisbane, Bristol and 47 more

Andrew Blair

Tel:
Work 020 7876 6380
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Clyde & Co LLP

Position

Andrew has specialised in defending professional indemnity claims since 1990. Over the last 28 years, Andrew has acted for most types of professional, with an emphasis on claims against solicitors, insurance brokers and surveyors. The majority of Andrew's work is dealing with claims, but he also advises on policy coverage issues.

Although Andrew seeks to resolve most claims through discussion and negotiation, he is prepared to take cases to trial if a negotiated settlement cannot be achieved. Andrew's two most recent trials involved successfully defending a firm of solicitors in relation to a claim brought by Rentokil, and the placing brokers in a claim brought by Involnert Management Inc.

Andrew is also the Managing Partner of the Professional & Financial Disputes team at Clyde & Co, which is now located over six offices in the UK and comprises over 29 partners and 89 associates.

Career

Qualified 1987: joined Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 1990; partner in 1996; now a partner in the Professional & Financial Disputes team at Clyde & Co.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales.


London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Blair - Clyde & Co LLP

Within: Professional negligence

Clyde & Co LLP 'rightly deserves its exclusive top-ranking, given its unrivalled knowledge of professional negligence law and insight into the thought-processes of insurers; its awesome bedrock of knowledge means that a client doesn't just get the time spent on the instant case, but also the fruits of the firm's last decade leading the pack in this practice area'. The London team, which works closely with teams in Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Oxford, as well as dedicated teams internationally, is experienced in defending claims against all classes of professionals, advising insurers on policy coverage, and advising on professional ethics and regulatory proceedings. The team offers 'excellent sector knowledge' and acts for leading law firms, the leading accountancy firms, the top surveying firms, national and international construction and engineering firms, and it is regularly instructed by the lion's share of the major professional indemnity insurers. Richard Harrison is defending Dechert LLP on a £45m claim brought by a high-profile former client, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), alleging that it breached its duties and acted in a manner which was contrary to the interests of the company. Team head Andrew Blair is an 'excellent lawyer; he is very responsive, pragmatic and commercial'.

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