Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

LATEST NEWS - Commercial update: Professional negligence - Seb Oram revisits conveyancers’ scope of duty

3rd April 2017

The Supreme Court has recently heard a challenge to the SAAMCO ‘scope of duty’ principle, in the context of a professional negligence claim against conveyancers. ... read more

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3PB offers specialist advice and expertise in Professional Negligence Law.

Our clerks have an excellent understanding and knowledge of the specialisms of the Professional Negligence Group and are readily available to recommend appropriate Counsel and to discuss suitable fee arrangements.

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We advise and represent clients in litigious and non-contentious disputes  including but not limited to, actions against professionals for breach of Contract, trust and Fiduciary duty. We are regularly instructed in complex, high value commercial disputes by large insurers, companies, corporate law firms and professionals alike.

Specific areas of negligence include:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Banks/ Building Societies
  • Brokers
  • Building / Construction Professionals
  • Conveyancers
  • Directors
  • Estate Agents
  • Financial services
  • IFA’s
  • Insurers
  • IP
  • Probate
  • Telecommunications


Members of 3PB are instructed by Solicitors, lay clients and other interested third parties in professional negligence matters arising from legal proceedings.

Specific areas of negligence include:

  • Barristers
  • Insurers
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Clinical Negligence

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Members of Chambers have written and lectured extensively on professional negligence and related topics.

Nicholas Braslavsky Q.C. contributes regularly to conferences on clinical negligence and procedure.

Peter Jennings has written on civil procedure and is an editor and author of Facts and Figures: Professional Negligence Bar Association Tables for the Calculation of Damages.

Christopher Whelan is a regular contributor to academic and professional journals on clinical negligence and on solicitors' negligence and insurance and has written or edited six books, including The Law and Economics of Professional Liability Insurance (special issues of the Geneva Papers on risk and insurance).

Emma Waldron recently co-authored the Clinical Division of Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service.