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Maurice Holmes

Call 2015

Professional Liability

Maurice has experience of claims against a range of professionals, including insurance brokers, solicitors, barristers, accountants and financial advisors.


Selected Cases

Maurice’s recent instructions as sole counsel include the following:

  • A claim against a firm of solicitors following the provision of negligent advice upon the settlement of proceedings.
  • A claim against a broker concerning alleged failings in the placement of appropriate professional indemnity insurance.
  • A claim against a tax advisor for negligent advice.

Maurice assisted as a pupil on matters including:

  • A claim against various financial entities and advisors following the loss of self-invested pension funds (led by Daniel Shapiro).
  • An action brought by two groups of claimants against a firm of solicitors arising from the provision of negligent advice in connection with the purchase of foreign properties (led by Daniel Shapiro).
  • A preliminary issue hearing to determine limitation (particularly, the relevant date of knowledge) following the provision of allegedly negligent advice by a firm of solicitors (led by Daniel Shapiro).
  • An action in tort against a placing broker, concerning its role in the placement of a Charterers’ Liability policy (led by Daniel Shapiro).
  • A claim against (inter alios) a producing broker, brought in contemplation of the claimant’s failed recovery under a policy of Commercial Combined insurance (led by Crispin Winser).
  • A claim against an insurance broker for the negligent placement of liability cover (led by Richard Sage).
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