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In the modern business environment, businesses and individuals are increasingly reliant upon their professional advisors. When that advice is inadequate or simply wrong, you need an experienced team to resolve the problems that arise.

Edwin Coe has a long established reputation for excellence in the conduct of professional negligence and professional liability disputes. Members of our team have been at the forefront of many of the leading cases in this developing area of law. We regularly act in claims against insurance intermediaries, financial advisors, solicitors, accountants and surveyors. Furthermore, because we are not tied to any particular insurer, we rarely have to turn down instructions due to conflicts of interest.

Our expertise in insurance means that we are also instructed by individuals and firms seeking coverage advice on their D&O and professional indemnity insurance and in connection with liability and regulatory issues. We are advisors to the Insurance Brokers’ Standards Council and a number of leading organisations dedicated to refining the scope of the duties owed by professionals in specific sectors.

Examples of our work include:

For Claimants

  • Various claims against insurance brokers for failing to arrange appropriate insurance, for underinsurance and for negligent advice on the operation of warranties and conditions precedent
  • Claims against accountants for negligent advice, including tax and business advice
  • Claims against IFAs for pensions and investments mis-selling
  • Claims against surveyors and valuers arising from negligent advice given in relation to mortgage valuation reports in respect of both commercial and residential properties

For Defendants

  • Advising on the regulatory issues involved in the development and sale of various products and instruments, both inside and outside the regulatory perimeter
  • Acting for various insurance and financial intermediaries in the course of investigation and enforcement proceedings by the FCA
  • Advising brokers, solicitors and construction professionals on coverage issues arising on their professional indemnity insurance.

Contact our Insurance Litigation Team
telephone: 020 7691 4000
or email: enquiries@edwincoe.com

A first-rate team that handles a wide range of professional negligence claims, and which has standout experience in clai...

Legal 500 UK 2022

A first-rate team that handles a wide range of professional negligence claims, and which has standout experience in claims against insurance brokers – they have been bringing such claims for longer, and more effectively, than any other firm.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Edwin Coe just about invented claims against insurance brokers – without a doubt it has more experience of successfull...

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Edwin Coe just about invented claims against insurance brokers – without a doubt it has more experience of successfully pursuing such claims than any other firm.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

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An elite firm of solicitors. They have an encyclopaedia of knowledge that can deal with most things in-house.
Legal 500 UK 2022
An elite firm of solicitors. They have an encyclopaedia of knowledge that can deal with most things in-house.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Edwin Coe has a deserved reputation acting for claimants, particularly in insurance brokers’ negligence claims. EC sta...
Legal 500 UK 2022
Edwin Coe has a deserved reputation acting for claimants, particularly in insurance brokers’ negligence claims. EC stand out as one of the very small number of firms showing high standards in
this field.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Michael Whitton is so experienced, he just about invented claims against insurance brokers. Roger Franklin is a powerhou...
Legal 500 UK 2022
Michael Whitton is so experienced, he just about invented claims against insurance brokers. Roger Franklin is a powerhouse with a huge caseload who gets first class results. Nicola Maher is another outstanding partner.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Nicola Maher is an exceptional solicitor with a wide breadth of knowledge. You are in very safe hands when dealing with ...
Legal 500 UK 2022
Nicola Maher is an exceptional solicitor with a wide breadth of knowledge. You are in very safe hands when dealing with Nicola. She’s personable and highly dedicated to doing the best for you and she is always very invested in her clients success. She delivers what she promises but never over promises. You’d be very lucky to have her as your solicitor; I couldn’t recommend her enough. A stand out solicitor that I will always remember for the right reasons.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Roger Franklin stands out in this practice. He has a deserved reputation as a skilled and insightful practitioner.
Legal 500 UK 2022
Roger Franklin stands out in this practice. He has a deserved reputation as a skilled and insightful practitioner.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Edwin Coe just about invented claims against insurance brokers – without a doubt it has more experience of successfull...
Legal 500 UK 2021
Edwin Coe just about invented claims against insurance brokers – without a doubt it has more experience of successfully pursuing such claims than any other firm. They are also effective in acting for SMEs and individuals in claims against other professionals, particularly lawyers.

Legal 500 UK 2021

Michael Whitton has seen it all before and is a tough negotiator.
The Legal 500 UK 2021
Michael Whitton has seen it all before and is a tough negotiator.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Nicola Maher has great attention to detail.
The Legal 500 UK 2021
Nicola Maher has great attention to detail.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Roger Franklin has very sound judgement, is a good rain maker and is happy to take matters to trial if needed.
The Legal 500 UK 2021
Roger Franklin has very sound judgement, is a good rain maker and is happy to take matters to trial if needed.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Edwin Coe LLP has strong experience in brokers' negligence cases.
The Legal 500 UK 2019
Edwin Coe LLP has strong experience in brokers' negligence cases.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Michael Whitton is hugely experienced, a very tough negotiator and is not afraid to run matters to trial.
The Legal 500 2019
Michael Whitton is hugely experienced, a very tough negotiator and is not afraid to run matters to trial.

The Legal 500 2019

Edwin Coe LLP is an impressive outfit with a good track record of appearing for claimants in professional negligence cla...
The Legal 500 2019
Edwin Coe LLP is an impressive outfit with a good track record of appearing for claimants in professional negligence claims and is not afraid of taking on the big guns.

The Legal 500 2019

Roger Franklin has very sound judgement and is excellent with clients.
The Legal 500 2019
Roger Franklin has very sound judgement and is excellent with clients.

The Legal 500 2019

Nicola Maher is hungry and determined.
The Legal 500 2019
Nicola Maher is hungry and determined.

The Legal 500 2019

They know all the angles and all the tactics; they know what to expect.
Chambers UK 2016
They know all the angles and all the tactics; they know what to expect.

Chambers UK 2016

Michael Whitton can home in like an Exocet missile on what the nub of the issue is
Chambers UK 2016
Michael Whitton can home in like an Exocet missile on what the nub of the issue is

Chambers UK 2016

Roger Franklin is praised as technically superb by interviewees.
Chambers UK 2016
Roger Franklin is praised as technically superb by interviewees.

Chambers UK 2016

Rising star Nicola Maher has a strong focus on property claims as part of a broad commercial insurance practice.
...
Chambers UK 2016
Rising star Nicola Maher has a strong focus on property claims as part of a broad commercial insurance practice.

Chambers UK 2016

Edwin Coe is at the top of the premier league in terms of claimant insurance litigation and professional negligence rela...
Chambers UK 2014
Edwin Coe is at the top of the premier league in terms of claimant insurance litigation and professional negligence relating to insurance brokers.

Chambers UK 2014

You can be confident with Edwin Coe that they are experts in their area.
Chambers UK 2014
You can be confident with Edwin Coe that they are experts in their area.

Chambers UK 2014

Michael Whitton gives extremely, good robust advice, and is very tough in negotiations with insurers.
Chambers UK 2014
Michael Whitton gives extremely, good robust advice, and is very tough in negotiations with insurers.

Chambers UK 2014

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Insurance Litigation

Professional Negligence and Professional Liability

In the modern business environment, businesses and individuals are increasingly reliant upon their professional advisors. When that advice is inadequate or simply wrong, you need an experienced team to resolve the problems that arise. Edwin Coe has a long established reputation for excellence in the conduct of professional negligence and professional liability disputes. Members of our team have been at the forefront of many of the leading cases in this developing area of law. We regularly act in claims against insurance intermediaries, financial advisors, solicitors, accountants and surveyors. Furthermore, because we are not tied to any particular insurer, we rarely have to turn down instructions due to conflicts of interest. Our expertise in insurance means that we are also instructed by individuals and firms seeking coverage advice on their D&O and professional indemnity insurance and in connection with liability and regulatory issues. We are advisors to the Insurance Brokers' Standards Council and a number of leading organisations dedicated to refining the scope of the duties owed by professionals in specific sectors.

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