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Jonathan Chew

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Professional Liability

Jonathan’s professional negligence practice is ancillary to his core area. He has particular experience with solicitors’ negligence claims (both transactional and litigation), as well as acting on claims involving surveyors, accountants, trustees and trust/scheme administrators.

Examples of Jonathan’s professional liability work include:

  • Quidnet Capital Partners v Colsilverbird & ors (2019 ongoing): Jonathan acts for property owners in a multi-million pound dispute with its former asset managers, where substantial allegations of negligence are made against the asset managers.
  • Acting on expert determination for a property owner in respect of allegations made against an asset manager.
  • MASNOL v Cripps Harries Hall [2016] EWHC 2483 (Ch): Led by Jonathan Seitler QC, Jonathan successfully defended two lawyers accused of an £11 million conveyancing fraud arising out of buy-to-let lending in 2007. The individuals involved were fully exonerated of the dishonesty accusations against them.
  • Caliendo v Mishcon de Reya [2016] EWHC 150 (Ch): One of the Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases of 2015.” Jonathan, led by Ian Croxford QC and Clare Stanley QC, successfully acted for the defendant firm in defeating a professional negligence claim brought arising out of the sale of QPR football club to Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone in 2007
  • Advising on potential claims against scheme administrators for failed equalisation.
  • Acting with Joanna Smith QC on a FRC investigation into a major audit firm and certain employees of an AIM-listed company arising out of the business’ collapse and restructuring.
  • Twintec v Volkerfitzpatrick [2014] BLR 150: A construction professional negligence claim which was one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2014where a tenant was claiming over £100m against its landlord, with contribution claims against contractors and subcontractors. Jonathan was led by Joanna Smith QC in the dispute relating to  a wine warehouse in the South West and successfully obtained an interim injunction in that case restraining adjudication.