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Patrick Perry

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Patrick Perry

Patrick Perry

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Patrick Perry

Patrick Perry

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For over 25 years, he has handled the defence of substantial claims against professional practices, including accountants, construction professionals, solicitors, barristers, brokers and IFAs. He advises on regulatory issues and all forms of investigation into professional conduct.

His client base includes the Big Four and mid-tier accountancy firms, international surveying practices, global insurance brokers, a number of pre-eminent architectural and engineering firms, and other large corporate practices.

An experienced insurance practitioner, Patrick handles complex coverage issues across a range of business lines including D&O, financial lines and cyber-risks. He has been involved in some of the most substantial insurance disputes of recent years.

Patrick also has a strong background in construction law and has acted for numerous parties within the industry including contractors, clients, sub-contractors and suppliers. As well as advising on the resolution of construction disputes, he is an expert in construction insurance, and advises insurers on coverage issues relating to single project policies, design & build insurance, contractors all risk, EAR, and DSU policies among others.

In addition to England and Wales, Patrick is also qualified to practice in Hong Kong.

Experience
  • Accountants' claims - Acting in the defence of numerous "firm threatening" claims against auditors, often arising out of high profile corporate collapses and alleged failures to detect fraud by former management.   
  • Regulatory and disciplinary claims – Advising clients on the range of investigations they may face from entities such as the SFC, HKICPA, FRC, Insurance Authority, Privacy Commissioner and EAA amongst others.
  • Commercial litigation – Frequently acting on large scale international arbitrations and disputes covering breaches of commercial contracts, jurisdictional disputes, enforcement and recoveries.
  • Construction claims - Acting for Wembley (Hong Kong) Limited in the successful defence of a multi-million dollar claim concerning the construction and operation of the Hong Kong Stadium
  • Insurance coverage - Advising insurers on the coverage and defence of a GBP 300 million claim resulting from a failed power plant and burst dam
  • Construction claim - Advising one of the world's leading construction contractors on a substantial claim for loss and expense and over 400 variations in connection with the construction of a light railway
  • Professional negligence claim - Defending one of the world's pre-eminent engineering practices in relation to an alleged defective design of a sludge processing plant
  • Professional negligence claim - Defending a mid-tier accountancy firm in relation to one of the largest claims ever brought for allegedly negligent tax advice
  • Professional negligence claim - Defending a firm of international surveyors in relation to a GBP 250 million claim concerning allegedly negligent overvaluation of a property portfolio

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Expertise

Patrick is a specialist in commercial litigation, arbitration, adjudication and the resolution of claims through ADR. He is recognized as a leading individual by Legal 500 and Chambers, where clients describe him as "responsive and astute" and "excellent for resolving disputes".

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