Professional negligence

  • We advise in relation to a wide range of professional negligence issues in a variety of regulated commercial settings across the legal, financial and insurance sectors to hold professional advisers to account for their standards of service and quality of advice.
  • Our experience in this area extends to insurance issues, including disputes as to coverage or the interpretation of policy terms which can be critical from an enforcement perspective or to assess the viability of a claim.
  • We specialise in claims involving breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duties, or other forms of breach of duty.
  • We are commercially focused in terms of securing financial recoveries as cost effectively as possible, and have strong links with the commercial litigation funding market.

  • Acting for a German family-owned business against a UK financial institution in respect of its allegedly negligent conduct in the operation of the client’s account.

  • Acting for the subsidiary of a state-owned oil and gas company in Commercial Court proceedings against a major bank involving negligence claims in respect of a substantial payment fraud.

  • Acting against a well-known firm of solicitors in a ground-breaking claim relating to a series of failed investment schemes, allegedly operated in breach of trust.

  • Acting for an asset management company in respect of tax-related professional negligence claim brought against a national accountancy and tax advisory firm.

  • Managing and providing strategic advice relating to portfolios of professional negligence claims on behalf of several banks.

  • Acting against a firm of solicitors relating to the late issue of a claim which allowed the defendant to advance limitation defences that it otherwise would not have had.

Commercial Litigation Services

Commercial Litigation

Gresham Legal acts for both claimants and defendants in all types of commercial litigation before the Higher Courts in England & Wales. We have substantial expertise across our service areas and a proven track record of success in complex and high value cases.

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International Arbitration

Gresham Legal has extensive experience of international arbitration both in London and abroad, including acting for and against sovereign states in investment disputes or related proceedings.

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