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.

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
  • 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 2019

What the team is known for

Exceptional practice advising on all aspects of professional negligence, with regular work relating to solicitors' negligence. Sizeable team composed of experienced lawyers at every level. Highlighted for its ability in complex mediations between multiple parties. Clients include a wide range of market-leading insurers. Recently active in handling high-value claims against surveyors and architects.


One interviewee notes: "They have a large and very experienced team of sensible and capable lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Declan Magee continues to be a highly sought-after figure in the professional negligence space, thanks to his deep experience in defending insurers of firms of solicitors and surveyors against negligent action allegations. He is also highlighted for his eminent practice in judicial review.

Hugh McGrattan is well known for his rich experience in the professional negligence arena. He remains a popular choice for various leading insurers, frequently acting on high-stake claims against solicitors, architects and financial advisers.