Professional Negligence

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Chambers & Partners

Tanfield’s historic excellence in the field of property work has led to a growing prowess in claims against property professionals and thus, by extension, professional negligence more generally.


Claims against solicitors and valuers are a staple diet of our practitioners, who regularly act in such cases for claimants and defendants alike. Our strength and experience in those cases has led to instruction in claims involving a much wider range of professionals, including architects, financial advisers, insurance brokers and even planning consultants.

Tanfield’s emerging strength in this area may well derive from the fact that, unlike many sets, we are just as used to meeting the needs of private individuals as of insurers and corporate clients. Flexible on funding, and not afraid to advance difficult or novel arguments, we have a growing presence in this area and offer a welcome alternative to some of the traditional powerhouse sets where, reputedly, client service is less valued than it is at Tanfield.