Commentators praise the set for having
strength in depth, and further applaud its
team of clerks that ensures the smooth
running of cases
Chambers UK
Commentators praise the set for having
strength in depth, and further applaud its
team of clerks that ensures the smooth
running of cases
Chambers UK

St Philips boasts an impressive line-up of experts in professional liability work.

We recognise that clients who have already been let down by one professional need particular time and care. Equally we understand that claims can be very worrying to defendants and we provide clear advice and representation in the professional’s hour of need.

Each member of our team has significant experience of professional liability work. Some practise across the field while others have particular experience of certain classes of professional liability work.

The team includes no less than 12 senior barristers who come highly recommended by the legal press.

Chambers UK describes John Randall QC as a “‘standout silk’ renowned for his advocacy and, in particular, his formidable cross-examination style” while Avtar Khangure QC is a “tenacious advocate … popular both with his peers and the local judiciary.”  The “absolutely brilliant” Ed Pepperall QC is “someone you go to when you need a win.”

The “unflappable” Simon Clegg is “mentally sharp … and extremely commercial in his outlook.”

John Brennan is an “extremely good analytical lawyer [who] marries legal acumen with cautious common sense.”  Andrew Charman is “very clever” with a “knack for relating to clients” whileJames Morgan is “accessible, polished and meticulous in all he does.”

The “extremely impressive”Tony Verduynis “not afraid to get his hands dirty”.

In suitable cases, members of the team are prepared to consider acting on a CFA or contingent fee basis. Whatever our decision, we will always try to provide a clear answer to funding issues as quickly as possible. If funding is going to be a problem then we recommend an early discussion with Justin Luckman or another member of our commercial clerking team.

  • Lawyers’ liability
    • Solicitors

All members of the team have wide experience of solicitors’ liability work.

While most of the team handle a broad range of lawyers’ liability work some specialise more narrowly. For example, James Quirke brings experience of wills, trusts and probate work to bear in associated claims against solicitors. Indeed James was in the landmark 1995 case of White v. Jones in the House of Lords.

Barristers

John Randall QC and Ed Pepperall QC have particular experience of claims against barristers. John has acted both for and against Chancery silks. Ed has just finished a case against a top flight silk.

  • Property professionals
    • John Randall QC, Simon Clegg and Tony Verduyn all practise extensively in property litigation and are able to bring their combined knowledge of property and professional liability law to claims against architects, surveyors and other property professionals.

James Morgan QC also has experience of surveyors’ claims.

  • Accountants
    • John Randall QC, Ed Pepperall QC and Andrew Charman all have particular experience of claims against accountants. The team acts both in respect of general accountancy services but also failed tax mitigation schemes.

Insolvency expert James Morgan QC is well placed to act in claims against insolvency professionals.

  • Banking & Financial services
    • Simon Clegg specialises in Banking & Financial Services work. He undertakea professional liability work arising from the mis-selling of financial services or the failure of mortgages and other securities.

Barristers List

Professional Liability Barristers

    • John Randall QC
    • Year Of Call: 1978
    • Silk: 1995
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
    • Full profile >
    • Avtar Khangure QC
    • Year Of Call: 1985
    • Silk: 2003
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
    • Full profile >
    • Ed Pepperall QC MCIArb
    • Year Of Call: 1989
    • Silk: 2013
    • Tel:
    • Full profile >
    • James Morgan QC
    • Year Of Call: 1996
    • Silk: 2017
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
    • Full profile >
    • James Quirke
    • Year Of Call: 1974
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2064
    • Full profile >
    • Simon Clegg
    • Year Of Call: 1980
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2096
    • Full profile >
    • Anthony Verduyn
    • Year Of Call: 1993
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2139
    • Full profile >
    • Andrew Charman
    • Year Of Call: 1994
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
    • Full profile >
    • John Brennan
    • Year Of Call: 1996
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2196
    • Full profile >
    • Ali Tabari
    • Year Of Call: 2006
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2197
    • Full profile >
    • Robert Mundy
    • Year Of Call: 2008
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2076
    • Full profile >

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