Professional Liability

Professional Liability

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Toby has long experience in claims against professionals across a wide spectrum of professions, including surveyors, accountants, solicitors, insurance brokers, estate managers, structural and civil engineers, electricians and designers, and has acted in cases ranging from complex multi-million dollar disputes to small claims and professional disciplinary matters.

  • Commissioning of electronic control device for industrial electric motor. Fire allegedly due to incorrect programming of device lowering protection against fire due to other faulty components (£1.5M claim).
  • Claim against water treatment engineers relating to water treatment services in tyre factory allegedly leading to boiler furnace tube collapse (£2.5M claim).
  • Claim against engineers allegedly causing explosions in print-drying machinery.
  • Cold-top electric furnace for lead crystal glass manufacture – claim against designers / suppliers – disintegration of allegedly unsuitable tiles (€2.2M+ claim).
  • Representing a firm of solicitors in the NZ Court of Appeal, in relation to allegations that they breached the Fair Trading Act in relation to allowing property developers to use their trust account for the receipt of funds for property development that failed. Related advice in relation to allegations of dishonest assistance in relation to breaches of the directors’ duties to the companies, causing millions of dollars of losses to investors in failed scheme.
  • Claims against surveyors for negligently overvaluing properties.
  • Claim against lawyers for negligent advice in relation to covenants in property transaction.
  • Group action against lawyers arising from negligent advice to c.150 plaintiffs in relation to industrial disease claim.
  • Disciplinary proceedings: psychology, real estate agency.
  • Representing doctors and hospitals in relation to malpractice issues including at inquests.