"This distinguished set has had an excellent year, and is singled out for the strength of its dedicated practice. Sources say: 'The counsel at Hailsham are exceptional and all very approachable.' They handle each case with great commercial sense and know how to best serve the needs of clients." Chambers UK 2013
"Hailsham Chambers is held in high esteem for professional negligence matters." Legal 500 2012
"Hailsham continues to build on its reputation as one of the foremost specialist professional negligence sets." Chambers UK 2012
"The 'user-friendly and efficient' team impresses with its 'reliable and solid advice,' which it provides quickly and on time...clients find genuine value in the fact that the barristers at the set can easily turn their hand to the full range of professional negligence matters."Chambers UK 2012
"Hailsham Chambers has ‘very wide experience' and as a set is ‘safe, thorough and intellectually second to none." Legal 500 2011
Members of Hailsham's Professional Negligence Group have particular expertise in cases involving:
We focus on what our clients want to get out of litigation and understand what drives the insurance market. Acting for both claimants and insurers, we bring a clear focus to the different elements of each case. This includes issues such as insurance coverage, early applications to strike out or for summary judgment, funding and costs.
Our members include prominent speakers and writers on the changing law of professional negligence. We regularly speak at major industry events and write the following legal textbooks: McGregor on Damages; Solicitors' Negligence and Liability; Professional negligence and Liability; and Cordery on Solicitors. At the start of 2008, Hailsham Chambers relaunched the Lloyd's Law Reports: Professional negligence as an on-line service published by Informa (www.i-law.com ). These publications reflect our standing as leading advocates in this field.
Bernard Livesey QC is Head of Hailsham's Professional Negligence Group.