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 2020

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. Active in handling high-value claims against surveyors and architects.


A client notes: "They cut to the chase very quickly and give succinct but thorough advice, while being able to explain processes in a simple manner and keep us informed at every stage."

Notable practitioners

Declan Magee is a highly regarded litigator, well versed in defending against professional negligence claims. Magee is notably proficient in handling claims connected to real estate transactions and property misvaluations.

Clients appreciate that Hugh McGrattan "applies commerciality to all cases and has a great understanding of clients' needs." He has built an impressive practice which covers a large variety of high-value claims against surveyors, valuers, accountants, solicitors and their insurers. He is also recognised for his knowledge of ADR processes.