Littleton's members have for many years been
frequently instructed by a wide range of clients in professional negligence
matters. Those clients include financial institutions, surveyors, solicitors,
barristers, insurance brokers, accountants, trade unions and individuals.
Cases have been heard in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the
The claims include a full range of typical - and
not so typical - professional negligence actions against all sorts of
professionals, including solicitors, barristers, surveyors and accountants. They
embrace breaches of fiduciary duty and breach of trust principles, solicitors'
negligence in mortgage lending cases, contributory negligence and deceit.
By way of particular examples, our instructions
solicitors in connection with a number of allegedly negligent conveyancing
where allegedly negligent solicitors disagreed with the advice received
from their insurers
cases involving solicitors' liens
for professional negligence, deceit and breach of fiduciary duty against a
solicitor relating to a share sale agreement
by an estate against an executor/accountant
by a spread-betting company against solicitors in respect of the negligent
drafting of an agreement
of a receiver of a partnership
for a claimant who sued a local auction house for mis-identification of a
a surveyor sued by a disgruntled house purchaser following the discovery
of asbestos in the roof cavity of her new house
involving related complaints to the Financial Ombudsman
negligence, insurance and insolvency issues arising out of the failure of
Littleton's team of commercially focused barristers
are experienced in dealing with professional negligence disputes and are
powerful advocates with a wealth of court-room experience. These have included:
very large claim arising out of advice given by a firm of solicitors in a
strike injunction case involving two bus companies
claim against a barrister arising out of a long and complex discrimination
concerning restrictive covenants
a law firm following the dismissal of a whistleblowing claim by the
claim for missing deadlines in lodging an EAT Appeal
large claim against solicitors for not disclosing counsel's full advice.
Our talented juniors stand out against their peers
at other sets for their advocacy experience on complex claims and are at home
in cases where the other side has instructed more senior counsel. This means
that the team at Littleton can truly bring strength in depth.