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Jack Watson

Call: 2012   

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Professional Liability

Since joining chambers Jack’s professional liability experience includes:

  • Brudenell-Bruce v Moore and Cotton [2014] EWHC 3679 (Ch): Acting with Clare Stanley QC in a three-week trial of a claim for breach of trust relating to the alleged negligent mismanagement of trust property raising issues as to (a) the scope of trustees’ duties to manage trust property (b) acquiescence and concurrence (c) detailed surveying and accountancy evidence and (d) the measure of damages for losses sustained by trusts.
  • Acting with Andrew Mold for defendant benefit consultants facing professional negligence claims in the administration of the Bloxwich pension scheme.
  • Advising the settlor of a trust under the Schedule 1 Children Act as to a potential claim against his former solicitors for failing to settle on more advantageous terms.
  • Successfully settling adjudication proceedings relating to negligent construction works.
  • Bringing and defending complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service in relation to the sale of Self-Invested Personal Pensions.
  • Defending a claim for payment of solicitor fees on the grounds of negligence having given rise to a right of non-payment.
  • Acting in a claim brought by the employers of an occupational pension scheme against the former accountants of that scheme for failing to properly calculate necessary increases to members’ benefits.
  • Defending a claim for payment of solicitors’ fees on the grounds that the solicitors’ negligence in explaining a conditional fee arrangement and/or breach of fiduciary duty gave rise to a counterclaim for damages which exceeded any fees payable.