Simon Mason > DWF > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

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Throughout my career, I have specialised in professional indemnity work acting for insurers and their insured professionals.




I handle professional negligence claims against many professionals, including accountants, IFAs, solicitors, surveyors, insurance brokers, actuaries, insolvency practitioners, mortgage brokers, estate agents, property managers and auctioneers.

I regularly advise insurers on policy coverage issues and disputes, have wide ranging experience of methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution and act for professionals facing disciplinary complaints.

I am the Executive Partner for the Bristol Office.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

(Leading individuals)

Simon MasonDWF

DWF specialises in acting for insurers, brokers and insured professionals, defending against claims as well as advising insurers on coverage issues. The practice offers broad expertise in this space, with particular experience in handling claims against construction and financial services professionals. Litigation related to data breaches is an increasing source of work for the team. Simon Mason leads the team, which has significantly expanded in recent years. Other key figures in the practice include John Eastlake and Ian Welland, both of whom have considerable experience in this space. Director Alexandra Cartwright also specialises in this area and handles claims against solicitors and insolvency practitioners.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

A very capable and proper international law firm‘, DWF is well known for defending professionals from the legal, medical, actuarial, accountancy and financial services sectors. As ‘a standout practitioner in the disciplinary/regulatory field‘, Richard Burger is experienced in defending accountants and insolvency practitioners in professional disciplinary investigations; Harriet Quiney is an experienced professional indemnity and regulatory partner; Simon Mason defends disciplinary complaints against accountants; and John Bennett and Sheona Wood both defend legal professionals. In May 2022, Rosie Shapiro joined from BLM, where she led the national professional discipline practice group.