Maitland has extensive experience in advising, litigating and negotiating settlements in professional negligence claims in a wide range of fields, acting for claimants and defendants. Chambers can offer expertise at all levels, from teams of counsel led by one or more senior silks for heavy commercial disputes worth hundreds of millions of pounds, to juniors able to take claims involving individuals or SMEs to trial and/or ADR.
One of Maitland’s great strengths is the ability to offer expertise across specialisms and to deal with cases where the professional negligence angle crosses over with areas such as civil fraud, company and partnership law, insolvency issues and real estate. Maitland’s professional negligence work covers in particular:
- Banking and financial services (claims involving bankers, accountants, auditors, and financial advisers)
- Legal services (claims involving solicitors and barristers)
- Real estate (claims involving valuers, surveyors, project managers and estate agents, by mortgage lenders and finance companies)
- Property damage (claims involving architects, engineers, valuers and quantity surveyors)
- Wills and probate advice
- Pensions advice
A number of barristers have experience of acting before regulatory and disciplinary tribunals, including the Law Society, the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.