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Professional Negligence

Professional negligence cases involve serious reputational issues which require skilful legal representation and advocacy. Over many years our barristers have developed a strong regional reputation for their adept handling of this work.

Our barristers who undertake this work act for a wide range of professional bodies and individuals in relation to the professional negligence of solicitors, accountants, financial advisors, construction, property and health professionals.

They are hugely knowledgeable, with exceptional client-handling skills. Whether advising in writing, in conference or as part of mediation negotiations, our team of barristers provide sound legal advice to deliver the best possible results.

Members appear in the High Court, as well as specialist professional tribunals. In addition to mainstream negligence actions, they provide advice and representation on professional indemnity insurance issues, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.

Professional Negligence Barristers

David Wilby QC

Called 1974

Howard Elgot

Called 1974

Christopher Williams

Called 1981

Richard Copnall

Called 1989

Michael James

Called 1989

Andrew Crouch

Called 1990

Sean Kelly

Called 1990

Steven Turner

Called 1993

Stuart Roberts

Called 1994

Dominic Bayne

Called 1997

Elizabeth Jones

Called 2000

Ian Pennock

Called 2001

Tom Vonberg

Called 2004

Emma Bennett

Called 2004

Andrew Webster

Called 2005

Areas of Expertise


Health professionals


Planning professionals






Estate agents

Financial services providers

Insolvency practitioners


Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.

All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.

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For further information please contact our clerks on:

Leeds: 0113 228 5000
Newcastle: 0191 221 2121

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