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Professional Liability

Lexa advises on and litigates claims for negligence against professionals including directors, auditors, solicitors, insolvency practitioners (IPs) and investment advisers. 

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Representative cases include: 

Barrowfen Properties v. Patel [2021] EWHC 2055 (Ch) acting for the successful claimant in a claim against a former director for breach of fiduciary duty and a claim in negligence against the claimant’s former solicitors for acting for the claimant when the solicitors had a conflict of interest. 

Re a firm of solicitors (2017) (confidential) acted in a claim against a firm of solicitors for loss caused by acting without authority. 

Lime Petroleum Plc ORD 16/001 Isle of Man, acted for the successful company and targeted directors in the first reported case under s.175 of the Isle of Man Companies Act 2006 in a hard fought application by a minority shareholder to bring a derivative action against the directors for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. 

Stanford Bank v Nigel Hamilton Smith, Peter Wastel & Anr (2015): instructed on behalf of the firm of the former joint liquidators of Stanford Bank, Antigua, in connection with a negligence claim that has been issued against the firm in Antigua by Stanford Bank, acting by the current joint liquidators (case settled). 

McCausland v Drenagh Farms Limited (2014): instructed to appear in the High Court, Northern Ireland on behalf of the administrator of a large estate in Northern Ireland in connection with a claim that the administrator had negligently disposed of the estate at an undervalue and failed to rescue the company as a going concern. 

P(UK) Realisations Limited (2014 – 2016): instructed on behalf of the liquidators of an English company in connection with allegations by a Chinese corporate creditor of negligence and misfeasance by the liquidators (case settled). 

Perpetual PMLC v Marlborough & Others (2013): instructed by Guernsey Advocates on behalf of professional directors in a negligence claim against them in Guernsey. 

Freddy Kalatschi v. Shay Bannon & Michael Simons (2012): instructed on behalf of the defendants in a claim for professional negligence and misfeasance against the former administrators (case settled). 

X v. Deloitte LLP (2011): instructed on behalf of an insolvent company in relation to negligence claim against former auditors (settled after mediation).