Professional Negligence Litigation

Signature operates on a conflict free platform.

It can act against professional firms without the same restrictions as most other firms. Its lawyers have both defended professional firms and acted against them. We understand both sides of the disputes that arise.

“Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.”
The Legal 500 UK Guide
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.

Daniel Spendlove is a highly recognised practitioner in the legal directories for his professional negligence litigation expertise. He has also been praised as “highly professional”, and “a strategic thinker” who “brings real energy to cases”. Daniel was recently described, by Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine, as “one of a new breed of independent and forceful commercial litigation partners”.

Professional Negligence Litigation Team

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

Daniel Spendlove

The Legal 500 UK Guide describes Daniel as “an exceptionally committed, exceptionally hard working lawyer, with a careful and thorough approach to issues” and “a really effective litigator“. He has also been described as “very smart, client focused and details-oriented” and “excellent, with great attention to detail, wide experience and excellent client care’“. He has also been praised as “highly professional”, and “a strategic thinker” who “brings real energy to cases”. He is highly ranked across the Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Professional Negligence categories. He was recently described, by Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine, as “one of a new breed of independent and forceful commercial litigation partners”.

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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.

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