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Fergal Cathie

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Fergal Cathie

Fergal Cathie

Partner

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Fergal has a particular focus on complex disputes and regulatory investigations involving professionals, particularly in the legal and financial services sectors.

He has acted in some of the most sensitive and high profile regulatory investigations and disciplinary cases, advising law firms and individuals on professional conduct issues, including their regulatory exposures and reporting obligations. He has also acted in an advisory role to one of the regulators in the legal services field.

He has many years' experience acting in the defence of UK and global law firms in high value and complex professional malpractice litigation, often with a cross-border element. He led the Clyde & Co team acting in the successful defence of the lawyers involved in the longest trial in the history of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which resulted in the dismissal of all allegations.

Expérience
  • Overseeing the defence of a US law firm in relation to a claim which raises complex issues of French insolvency law.
  • Acting in the successful defence at trial of a claim brought against a US law firm arising out of alleged negligence in relation to a corporate transaction, in which all allegations were dismissed by the Court.
  • Advising one of the Magic Circle firms in relation to claims arising out of complex pensions and taxation issues.
  • Defending three very substantial overvaluation claims brought against large firms of commercial valuers;
  • Acting in the defence of a substantial negligence claim brought against a financial services compliance consultant, involving complex FSA regulatory issues, leading to the dismissal of all of the allegations made.
     

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Expertise

Fergal represents clients in some of the most complex and high profile regulatory investigations and malpractice claims in the professional services sector, with a particular focus on UK and international law firms. The Legal 500 2017 comments that he has "a razor sharp legal mind". He is listed among The Lawyer 'Hot 100' for 2018.

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