The Legal 500 UK 2019
Our lawyers have both defended professional firms and acted against them. We understand both sides of the disputes that arise.
We advise on all forms of disputes arising out of and linked to professional negligence including breaches of professional duty, breaches of contract and fraud by professionals. Our work is typically high profile. Our technical expertise in the area has been applied in relation to a wide variety of professionals, including lawyers, accountants, and valuers.
Professional Negligence Litigation Team
With a pre-eminent reputation for his professional negligence work, Simon Bushell is regarded by Chambers and Partners as having “a very good tactical sense” and sources report that he is adept “at shifting from attack mode to negotiation mode.”
Chambers and Partners
Simon is regarded as a ‘Leading Individual’ in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for his civil fraud and commercial litigation expertise, and is recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for his banking litigation work. The Legal 500 notes Simon is “an excellent litigator, constantly striving for ways to improve a case or undermine his opponents”. Chambers UK describes him as a “truly exceptional lawyer” and he has also been ranked as a Foreign Expert for his Russian dispute resolution work in Chambers Global. Recognised for being “very clear-sighted and capable of identifying clear strategies for his clients to pursue”, Simon has been consistently ranked in Bands 1 and 2 for his civil fraud expertise in Chambers UK over many years.
Professional Negligence Litigation Experience
Acting for a claimant bank against its former legal advisers in relation to their handling of a LCIA arbitration.
Advising a claimant in connection with potential professional negligence claims arising out of a tax planning and avoidance scheme.
Acting for a large international firm of lawyers in connection with disputes between investors in a complex securitisation of collateral debt obligations.
Acting for investment banks in two large sets of complex multi-party proceedings involving claims against, inter alia, firms of accountants, banks, public and private companies and directors thereof and firms of solicitors, involving various claims for misstatement, misrepresentation, breach of contract and fraud.
Representing an investment fund in High Court professional negligence proceedings against a major international law firm arising out of French restructuring advice given in respect of a €20 million distressed loan.
Advising partners in a collapsed law firm on claims available against other professional advisers.