We understand the commercial, reputational and regulatory pressures our clients face, providing a bespoke service for professional services firms and networks globally. Our leading team includes a range of experts in regulatory, employment, practice structures and partnership dispute issues.
The contentious group specialise in professional liability matters and defend claims on alleged professional negligence against a wide variety of professionals including lawyers, accountants, architects, surveyors, company directors, finance and insurance brokers and healthcare professionals.
We support professional services firms and networks of all sizes and our focus on each of the major professions enables us to understand the commercial, reputational and regulatory pressures each client faces, and to provide targeted risk management and other advice.
The team has extensive experience of handling regulatory, disciplinary and investigatory proceedings on behalf of all professions, and guiding clients through the particular challenges presented by parallel domestic and cross-border civil and disciplinary proceedings.
Recently, there has also been increasing public, legal and regulatory scrutiny in this area and the industry has experienced greater uncertainty. Stockbrokers and wealth managers increasingly have to deal with contentious matters, including FCA investigations, claims before the Financial Ombudsman Service and substantial litigation.