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Sam Godding

Legal Director

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Sam Godding

Sam Godding

Legal Director

People

Sam Godding

Sam Godding

Legal Director

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Sam is a Legal Director in the Professional & Commercial Disputes team in the firm’s Manchester office. Typically under instruction by PI insurers, Sam specialises in claims against professionals, including brokers, solicitors, barristers, surveyors and architects. In addition, he is experienced acting for letting agents, management companies and other bodies indemnified under D&O policies.

Sam also routinely advises insurers on matters of policy coverage, addressing, for example, questions of late notification, non-disclosure and dishonesty.

Experience
  • Representing a firm of surveyors in connection with an alleged negligent overvaluation claim with damages in excess of £40m
  • Acting for a firm of solicitors in relation to an alleged failure to report matters of relevance to title in a mortgage transaction
  • Investigating and advising insurers in relation to coverage concerns arising under a broker’s PI policy as a consequence of allegations made of dishonesty
  • Successful defence of a wasted costs application brought against a barrister
  • Representing a sports club in a claim by a former member based on issues of public law
  • Successful defence and subsequent recovery of costs in respect of a negligence action against a firm of solicitors brought in counterclaim to an unpaid fees claim
  • Defending directors of a property management company against alleged breaches of directors duties under the Companies Act 2006

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Expertise

Sam is a Legal Director in the firm's Professional & Commercial Disputes team. He specialises in defending professionals at all stages of litigation, in the High Court and the County Court, and has wide experience of alternative dispute resolution. He provides advice to insurers on a full range of policy issues.

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