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Michael Ashdown

Call: 2013   

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

Professional Liability

Michael has experience of professional liability disputes, particularly where they arise in connection with his trusts & estate and pensions practice. His recent experience includes:

  • Advising an employer and trustees on a professional negligence claim against the scheme’s previous solicitors in relation to advice given as to how to manage the cost of the scheme, and in connection with powers of amendment and Courage fetters.
  • Advising on, drafting and successfully settling claims brought by the administrator of a deceased’s estate against both previous sets of professional personal representatives for the negligent administration of the estate, overpayments made to beneficiaries, and the assessment under the Solicitors Act 1974 of fees paid out of the estate.
  • Advising on possible claims against previously instructed solicitors and counsel in connection with the setting up of will trusts of a large landed estate.
  • Acting for a solicitor suing a former client for unpaid fees, and defending a counter-claim in professional negligence.