Managing Associate in London office with over ten years' experience of running and supervising high value and complex caseload across a broad range of professional indemnity sectors including solicitors, barristers, accountants, IFAs and construction professionals.

Niall also advises Insurers on complex and often cross jurisdictional coverage related matters across the Professional Indemnity and D&O spheres and has undertaken secondments with a London Market Insurer, a large independent speciality Management General Agent and a prominent national insurance intermediary.


Examples of experience include advising:

  • Successfully avoiding a professional indemnity insurance policy for a Qualifying Breach of the Duty of Fair Presentation under the Insurance Act, thereby releasing Insurers from liability in respect of a multi-million pound professional indemnity claim against a firm of engineers.
  • Bakrania & Anor v Shah & Ors [2019] EWHC 949 (Ch) – Acting for a firm of solicitors in relation to a claim concerning alleged mortgage fraud. Specifically, acting for the Fourth and Fifth Defendants in the earlier successful, but unreported, strike out and relief from sanctions applications (pursuing the former and resisting the latter)
  • Acting for a Building Contractor in relation to the collapse of two adjoined multi-million pound residential properties in Chelsea, London and a firm of civil and structural engineers in relation to a joint investigation by the Metropolitan Police and the Health and Safety Executive into a fatal accident involving the collapse of a crane on a construction site in East London
  • Acting for a prominent QC in relation to the handling of a defence to a multi-million pound economic torts claim by a construction company against a wealthy businessman
  • Successfully defending a firm of accountants in relation to a claim arising out of an introduction to an IFA for the purposes of advice on a "tax avoidance" scheme
  • Conducting the defence of numerous ‘loss of a chance’ claims against solicitors including the following: 
    • Successfully negotiating a Discontinuance following the preparation and disclosure of medical and surveillance evidence in relation to a “loss of chance” personal injury claim worth over £300,000.
    • Acting for a firm of solicitors in relation to a "lost" defamation claim against the BBC
    • Persuading a Claimant to reopen an underlying personal injury claim pursuant to the principle established in Dunhill v Burgin thereby deriving a saving for Insurers of around £1m.