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. 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 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."
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.
Chambers and Partners UK 2018
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.
Clients value the lawyers' diverse knowledge: "They have an array of talent. A one-stop shop for us no matter what we encounter."
A further interviewee comments on the team's "experienced and committed personnel and detailed advice."
Willis Towers Watson, Hiscox, Novae, Medical Protection Society, Medical & Dental Defence Union of Scotland.
Declan Magee is highly experienced in the representation of insurers and their insureds, including construction and legal professionals. Market sources regard him as a "very capable lawyer."
Hugh McGrattan acts for clients in a number of areas including real estate and insurance brokerage. He is praised for his skills on contentious and non-contentious matters by clients, who highlight him as "a very skilled litigator who provides good advice."