Katy Manley is the President and a founder member. She is responsible for inviting the speakers for conferences, lobbying Government and professional bodies to promote the objectives of the association. Katy qualified as a solicitor in 1989, training and working as a commercial litigator in London. She joined a Bristol practice in 1992 and developed a particular interest in claims for mortgage lenders against solicitors and surveyors. She set up Cheltenham based Manley Turnbull Limited solicitors in 2006 which specialises in professional negligence claims.
Andrea qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and specialised in bringing negligence claims against professionals, including solicitors, accountants, surveyors etc. In 2006, Andrea moved into the management team of a Top 100 law firm, developing a niche expertise in risk and compliance. Following five years as Consultant in her own risk and compliance business, ARC Risk & Compliance, and Head of Risk and Compliance and Training Principal at a law firm, Andrea joined Weightmans as a Consultant in March 2018 to work in Compli, Weightmans’ bespoke regulatory consultancy service for law firms, alternative business structures, barristers and in-house lawyers. Andrea also delivers training on a wide range of areas, most recently on GDPR.
Andrea is a founder member and Chief Executive of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Professional Negligence and member of the Manchester Law Society regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA Forum.
Yvonne started working with the PNLA in 2009 and is familiar to many as she manages the membership administration and co-ordinates bookings for conferences.
Marketing and Events co-ordinator
Ed has many years’ experience in the marketing industry. Ed manages all marketing for the association and seminars including co-ordinating speakers presentations.
of Holmes O’Malley Sexton - Ireland Representative
Harry is Managing Partner of Holmes O’Malley Sexton one of the most highly regarded professional negligence solicitors in Ireland. He has particular expertise in relation to the defence of professional negligence actions against solicitors, barristers and accountants as well as defending construction companies.
With the benefit of his wealth of experience, Harry is trusted to act for most leading professional negligence insurers operating in Ireland to deal with the most complex, high value and challenging negligence claims. He has extensive experience of acting in cases before the Commercial Court and prides himself on his ability to deliver optimum results.
Harry is an internationally ranked lawyer for Dispute Resolution with Chambers Global 2019, an international legal directory that ranks the world’s most outstanding lawyers. Client feedback to Chambers described him as practical, realistic and commercial. Harry is a keen advocate of dispute resolution and is himself a CEDR-qualified mediator.
Finally, Harry is also a member of the Law Society of Ireland’s Guidance and Ethics Committee’s Panel to assist solicitors in difficulty with the Law Society. He is a member of the International Lawyers’ Network and has experience of coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation, including in relation to a recent solicitor’s cyber attack
Joint Scotland Representative - Associate Kennedys Solicitors
Karen is a Notary Public and qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 1999 and England and Wales in 2010.
Her background has exclusively been in litigation with a strong emphasis on all manners of commercial, property, banking litigation and professional negligence.
Karen is one of only nine solicitors to be Accredited as a Specialist in Professional Negligence Law by the Law Society of Scotland. She is also an active member of the Professional Negligence Lawyer’s Association
Dentons Solicitors Edinburgh - Joint Scotland Representative
Tim is a partner and a member of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, focusing on insolvency and company litigation with experience of handling large-scale commercial litigations. He heads up the Dentons Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in Scotland. He has almost 30 years of experience in handling commercial disputes.
Tim is an accredited specialist in professional negligence by the Law Society of Scotland.