I defend claims for a wide range of professionals, with a particular interest in claims against independent financial advisers and lawyers. I also specialise in lender litigation, including claims against solicitors, surveyors and mortgage brokers. Across this spectrum, I deal with low value matters to claims that run into the many millions involving multiple parties.
I have acquired expertise in property damage, employers’ and product liability, subrogated recovery actions and health and safety. Prior to joining Mills & Reeve in 2006, I was retained by one of the defendants in the Hatfield derailment prosecution, which was successfully defended.
I am a realistic and pragmatic insurance litigator. I provide clients with an early view on the merits of any claim to recommend that either a commercial approach be adopted to reach a speedy resolution, or to defend the claim. I have experience of, and very much enjoy, dealing with claims of a spurious nature, or challenging claims unsupported by evidence or any specificity to the allegations made. In some of these cases, I have successfully made applications for an early strike-out, with orders for costs. In other matters, the claims have been discontinued.
I am considered by clients as likeable and a pleasure to work with. I am said to be thorough in my approach and someone who provides practical and commercial advice. I enjoy a reputation for being able to deal with cases ranging in complexity, to deal with difficult litigants and to successfully identify claims to defend.
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