Welcome to the PNLA

The Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association was formed in 2004 as it was felt that the general public had no obvious focal point to obtain help if they were in dispute with a professional and were looking for a specialist to enable them resolve the problem.  

Since then, The Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association has been the standard point of reference for both claimants and professionals where problems of professional negligence are encountered. Please see "About the Association" for more details. 

Edinburgh Conference 22nd May 2019

The PNLA is pleased to announce its first conference for 2019 at the beautiful venue of Signet Library in Edinburgh. Karen Cornwell from TLT has put together another great conference.

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Dublin Conference - 29 November 2018

Michael Howard SC/ Ross Aylward BL Katy Manley, Manley Turnbull / Michael Pooles QC, Hailsham Chambers / Conor Brennan, Arachas / Michael Murphy, Holmes O’Malley Sexton / Scott Diamond, Zurich Insurance

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PNLA response to the Post Implementation Review of LASPO-Part 2 which came into force for retainers entered into after 1 April 2013

Read here....

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Brochure for London - 10th October

Jeremy Cousins QC, Ben Patten QC, James Darbyshire, David Berkley QC, & Jonathan Corman .. full brochure here

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Brochure for Leeds Conference - 8th November

Steven Newdall (Introduction), Francis Bacon (Chairman), Mark Harper QC, Nicole Sandells QC - full brochure here

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Brochure for Annual Conference - 21st/22nd November

The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, John Ross QC (Chairman), Patrick Lawrence QC, David Halpern QC, Ben Patten QC, Simon Salzedo QC - full brochure here

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Autumn Conferences - London, Leeds & Annual

High profile speakers this Autumn.... Dates for your diaries

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London Conference - 10th October - Imposters, Insurance & Insolvency

Jeremy Cousins QC, Ben Patten QC, James Darbyshire, David Berkley QC, Jamie Carpenter, Jonathan Corman,
Jane Anderson & Jonathan Sachs

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Request for assistance regarding Solicitors Compensation Fund

- from PNLA member David Wingate contact: dwingate@wesolicitors.com Direct Dial : 0161 683 3155.

Dear PNLA members, I would be extremely grateful for any experience members may have had of Compensation Fund applications..........

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Newsflash – Professional Negligence Pre Action Protocol Amended 3 May 2018

The Civil Procedure Rules website records that the amendment to ‘The Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence (came into force on 30 April 2018): -

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Autumn Programme of Seminars - Save the dates

London Wednesday 10th October
- at Broadway House, EEF Ltd SW1H 9NQ.
Leeds Thursday 8th November
-at The Met Hotel Leeds.

Annual Conference 21st and 22nd November
- Overnight Dinner and Day conference at Billesley Manor Hotel Stratford upon Avon

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Edinburgh Conference - 3 May 2018

Karen Cornwell  - TLT Solicitors (Chairperson)
Alastair Duncan QC - Axiom Advocates
Chris Paterson - Axiom Advocates
Donald Reid - Mitchells Roberton 
Garry Borland QC - Axiom Advocates

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London Conference - 7 March 2018

Mr Justice Birss
Michael Pooles QC – Chairman – Hailsham Chambers
Nicola Rushton – Hailsham Chambers 
Lucie Briggs – Atkins Chambers &  Stephen Homer – Ashfords
Pippa Manby – 4 New Square Chambers 

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Bristol Conference - 7 February

Full Brochure here
Speakers including -
Mr Justice Norris
Nicholas Davidson QC - Chairman - 4 New Square Chambers
James Counsell QC - Outer Temple Chambers

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Final Conference of 2017

After very successful conferences during 2017 we now have just the final conference to come. The Annual Conference at Billesley Hotel near Stratford upon Avon is on 15th and 16th November. Do not miss out, bookings being taken for Day and full Conference.

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London Seminar - 18th October

Professional Negligence Update - Focus on Fire

Jeremy Cousins QC – Radcliffe Chambers
Joshua Munro – Hailsham Chambers
Shantanu Majumdar – Radcliffe Chambers
Geoffrey Zelin – Enterprise Chambers

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Seminars in 2018 (dates announced)

Bristol - Marriott Royal Hotel - Wednesday 7th February 2018
London -Broadway House, EEF Ltd, SW1H 9NQ – Wednesday 7th March 2018
Edinburgh - Signet Library - Thursday 3rd May 2018

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Annual Conference - 15 & 16 November

At Billesley - nr Stratford upon Avon

Speakers for 16th include:
Sir Robin Jacob, Patrick Lawrence QC and Anneliese Day QC.

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Society of Construction Law - Seminar with David Sears QC

The Society of Construction Law and The Chartered Institute of Building are delighted to invite you to a seminar on:

Tuesday 19 September 2017 @ 5.30pm at
Blake Morgan, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3LG

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Annual Dublin Seminar - 29th September 2017

General Update from senior professionals in both the UK and Ireland


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Trends and Innovation in ADR: The Next 5 Years - Seminar

Speakers are Marion Smith QC and John Denis-Smith of 39 Essex Chambers so well worth attending.

@ Blake Morgan's offices in Southampton on Wednesday 24 May 2017 - (5:30pm for 6pm start).

Please email Carina.McFadden@blakemorgan.co.uk by Wednesday

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Another successful conference in Bristol

Thank you to all who attended the PNLA Bristol conference on 8th February 2017.

As always we are indebted to our speakers who gave such a great insight into their areas of expertise.

And we are so pleased the feedback from Delegates was so positive

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Autumn/ Winter 2017 Seminar Programme announced

Save the dates

29th September 2017 - Radisson Blu Hotel- DUBLIN
18th October 2017- Broadway House- LONDON
15th/16th November 2017 - ANNUAL CONFERENCE- Billesley Manor, Stratford upon Avon

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Edinburgh Seminar Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Professional Negligence Claims in Scotland Climbing The Mountains

BOOK NOW Edinburgh

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London Seminar Wednesday 8th March 2017

Professional Negligence and Liability- General Update


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Bristol Seminar Wednesday 8th February 2017

Professional Negligence and Liability- Wind of Change


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Annual Conference 30th November and 1st December 2016

Professional Negligence and Liability - Emerging Trends

Bookings now being taken.

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London Seminar 3rd November 2016

Professional Negligence and Liability -
Crossing the Line

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PNLA Newsletter July 2016

Professional Negligence and Liability 'Hitting Maturity'

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New Operations Manager July 16

Kay Bethencourt has joined us as Operations Manager.

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Southampton Seminar 12th / 13th October 2016

Professional Negligence and Liability - Navigating
Choppy Seas

For more information and to book - press link

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Nigel Mallett 17th May 2016

Dear all

We are writing to inform you of the very sad news that our friend and fellow member of the PNLA management team, Nigel Mallett, passed away suddenly last weekend.

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a Pilot Pack for adjudication aimed at solicitors negligence claims where the claimant seeks damages or compensation with a financial value of less than £100,000 exclusive of costs has been created. READ MORE...

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PNLA ATE Insurance Scheme

The PNLA continues to offer an ATE Insurance Scheme for members with Temple Legal Protection. Please click on "continue reading" for more details.

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Future PNLA Seminars and Conferences

Some advance details of training events we are running in 2018. Please click on "Continue Reading" for more details.

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