Professional Negligence


In recent years it has become increasingly common for claims to be brought against professional advisers for compensation for negligent advice. The reasons for this include the effects of recession, greater options for recovery of the legal costs of litigation and a general willingness to question and challenge the advice that professions provide.

We have specialist professional negligence litigators who represent large corporations such as banks, building societies, financial institutions and insurance companies as well as private clients. Our team enjoys an excellent reputation and combines substantial litigation experience with extensive knowledge of professional negligence liability. We will handle every stage of litigation within the firm without the cost and complication of engaging outside counsel.

We have made and defended claims against members of professions including valuers, solicitors, accountants, engineers, architects, surveyors, brokers, financial advisers and others.


The success of our team is driven by our ability to draw on the expertise of a wide range of specialist legal professionals within the firm and understanding and achieving our clients' commercial objectives through effective working relationships and the use of only the best independent expert witnesses.

Initial Contacts

Susan Bevin

Litigation – Partner

+64 3 339 5631


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Glenn Cooper

Litigation – Partner

+64 3 339 5635


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