Partner & Head of Professional Negligence
Blacks Solicitors LLP
I am an experienced solicitor and head of MW's Professional Negligence Department.
I have been involved with professional negligence claims throughout almost the entirety of my legal career. This has allowed me to gain significant experience in dealing with claims against the full spectrum of professionals where I have acted on behalf of individuals, SME’s and financial institutions.
That experience includes claims against solicitors, barristers, valuers, building surveyors, accountants, architects, financial advisers (including pension advisers and mortgage brokers) and vets.
I have a detailed knowledge of the relevant rules and procedures which apply to professional negligence claims and take care to ensure that my clients fully understand these. My knowledge extends to an understanding of the approaches adopted by defendant insurer firms whose size and approach can often be daunting to clients.
I take the time to get a thorough understanding of my clients’ circumstances and how the negligent service they have received has affected them to ensure that my advice is tailored to their needs.
Where mediation is possible, I carefully guide my clients through the process with a view to achieving an early settlement without the stress of Court proceedings. Equally where a firmer hand is required and defendants are entrenched in their position I have the experience to fight the matter through to the final hearing.