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Clyde & Co LLP

CENTRAL SQUARE SOUTH, ORCHARD STREET, NEWCASTLE, NE1 3AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 249 5400
Fax:
Fax 0191 230 2416
Email:
Web:
www.clydeco.com
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North: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Newcastle
Commercial litigation: Newcastle - ranked: tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP

Anthony Brown heads Clyde & Co LLP’s department, which includes healthcare and retail specialist James Thompson and Lex Dowie, who focuses on insurance disputes. The group handles a wide range of disputes, including personal injury claims, insurance litigation, professional negligence, health and safety matters and maritime law. In a recent highlight, Dowie represented International Energy Group before the Supreme Court against Zurich in a dispute relating to the extent of the indemnity available to it in an employer’s liability claim concerning the death of a former employee; Brown also acted for a chartered accountant in proceedings relating to a terminated contract. Other clients include Macdonald Hotels, Aviva, Markel and the Secretary of State for Business and Skills.

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North: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP (Newcastle)

At Clyde & Co LLP, James Thompson advises clients on the full range of corporate crime matters, including assisting directors accused of manslaughter, handling risk compliance, and representing clients in inquests and investigations. He has substantial expertise in the healthcare, retail, manufacturing and chemical industries, where his clients include both public and private sector entities. Past work includes advising a railway company on a criminal investigation following the death of an employee, and acting for a care home company in an inquest.

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North: Insurance

Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP (Newcastle)

The ‘highly experienced, capable and professional’ team at Clyde & Co LLP has ‘a practical and sensible approach to litigation’ and is ‘able to cover all areas of professional indemnity from both a coverage and defence angle’. The firm’s Newcastle office sits as ‘a key component in the firm’s national and international offering’ and is ‘highly regarded in the region’. The practice regularly defends claims against a variety of professionals including solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial advisers, insurance brokers and healthcare professionals. The ‘highly personable’ Anthony Brown is recognised for his mediation experience, particularly in multi-party claims, and ‘has notable skill in accountancy claims’. Other key practitioners include Gordon Walker in London, who is well regarded for his experience acting for solicitors, and the ‘practical and eminently sensible’ Edinburgh-based Gavin Henderson, who handles claims against construction and financial professionals. Other key clients include QBE, Markel and Hiscox.

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North: Real estate

Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP (Newcastle)

Key environmental law figures at Clyde & Co LLP’s Newcastle office include James Thompson, who specialises in environmental, health and safety and regulatory law, and Kirsty Gomersal, whose primary focus is assisting clients with investigations, prosecutions and other enforcement actions brought by regulators. The national department handles the full gamut of environmental issues with niche expertise in enforcement and environmental crime for clients including the Environment Agency (EA), as well as local authority investigations. Clients of the practice range from SMEs and FTSE-listed corporates to public bodies and individuals. The team also advises global insurers such as Aviva, Axa and NFU Mutual Assurance. Rod Hunt and Chris Morrison jointly lead the national practice from Manchester.

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