Professional Indemnity

Carson McDowell has a sizeable and experienced team of lawyers specialising in the defence of professional negligence claims. We act for professional indemnity insurers and professionals across the broad spectrum of professional negligence claims.

Key Contacts

Hugh McGrattan, Partner, Head of Professional Indemnity Team

Declan Magee, Partner, Joint Head of Litigation

Roger McMillan, Partner, Head of Healthcare Team, Joint Head of Litigation

Kirsten Magee, Associate, Professional Indemnity

Shauna McAuley, Associate, Professional Indemnity

Timothy Cockram, Associate, Professional Indemnity

What We Do

Our lawyers act regularly in high value, complex claims and are well versed in effectively managing and protecting the interests of both the insurer and the insured. We provide commercial, pragmatic advice as well as a high level of technical expertise and experience. We adopt a strategic approach designed to deliver an efficient, cost effective service and the successful resolution of claims whether by way of settlement negotiation, mediation or trial.

We understand the needs of both the insurer and the insured and have a proven track record in acting for insurers of solicitors, accountants, brokers, valuers, architects, engineers, surveyors and other construction related professionals, financial advisors and directors and officers, doctors, dentists, optometrists, occupational health physicians and pharmacists. For more information on the service we provide for healthcare professionals and their insurers click here.

What Others Say About Us

Chambers and Partners UK 2016 (Band 1)

What the team is known for

Market-leading practice with wide-ranging expertise which includes advising insurers on claims against solicitors and valuers. Also active on cases involving architects, lenders and financial advisers.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm is excellent in speed of response and depth of knowledge, and they instil confidence when handling litigation."

Notable practitioners

Hugh McGrattan is “very widely respected in Northern Ireland” for his litigation practice.

Declan Magee has extensive experience in defending high-value and complex professional negligence claims on behalf of both insurers and solicitors.

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