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Simon Williams

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Profile: Professional Liability

Experience and Expertise

Simon advises and acts, mainly in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales and in mediation, for both claimants and defendants in claims against a variety of professionals including accountants, solicitors, barristers, surveyors, architects and insurance brokers.

 

Cases of Note

 

He has recently acted for a company whose workshop was flooded following the admitted negligence of a contractor involved in the renovation of adjacent pipework and is currently acting for a purchaser of property whose conveyancing solicitor failed to protect her interest in the property pending a delayed completion resulting in part of the property being conveyed to a third party.

He has also recently acted on behalf of purchasers of property whose solicitor negligently failed to advise them of the existence of a report about damp in the building in which the property was situated.

Current instructions include those on behalf of a litigant whose solicitor failed to advise him as to the inadequacy of a statement prepared by him for a trial which resulted in an order for costs thrown away to be paid to the other side, significant wasted costs on his own side and other consequential losses.

 

Recommendations

Simon is again recommended as a leading junior for professional negligence work in the latest edition of The Legal 500 which describes him as “sound, clear and analytical. The 2015 edition of the Legal 500 reported the comment from clients that “He is first class and really knows what he is doing
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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Simon Williams
"He receives acclaim from clients for his professional negligence and damages-related work...He's very confident and very approachable."

Chambers UK