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Michael Furness QC

Call: 1982    QC: 2000

+44 (0)20 7306 0102mfurness@wilberforce.co.uk

Professional Liability

A substantial part of Michael’s practice involves professional liability litigation, mainly in the areas of occupational pension schemes and tax, making a defending claims against accountants, lawyers, actuaries, tax advisers and benefit consultants.

Recent cases include:

  • The claimant in the case of Barker v Baxendale Walker (heard in early 2016, judgment awaited).
  • A firm of actuaries accused of giving negligent advice regarding sex equalisation in a pension scheme.
  • A firm of solicitors sued for failing to advise pension scheme trustees of the unlawfulness of their investment strategy.
  • A pension scheme trustee suing a previous trustee for damages arising out of negligent scheme administration.