Darren qualified in Manchester in 2013 within a national insurance litigation practice with exposure to a broad spectrum of claims including product liability, property damage, motor, and commercial litigation. Having been admitted to the roll of solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2015, Darren continues to advise international insurers on defending claims in the High Court and County Court where he advises on professional indemnity matters involving architects, accountants, valuers, brokers and solicitors. Darren has also developed a defamation practice and provides advice under D&O policies.

Solicitor Darren Thompson is extremely diligent. He is also unflappable in court.

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Market recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Northern Ireland)'
    "Solicitor Darren Thompson is extremely diligent. He is also unflappable in court."
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20

Work highlights

  • Bringing a successful recovery action on behalf of a national insurer against an architect to recover losses in the region of £400,000 resulting from the negligent design of a commercial office development.
  • Defending a claim against an accountancy firm concerning advice in respect of investment in tax avoidance schemes. The total amount claimed against the insurer approaching £1M.
  • Defending a claim against a construction firm arising out of a collapsed wall where damages sought were in excess of £1M.
  • Obtaining a successful decision from the Financial Ombudsman on behalf of a broker whereby the plaintiff sought significant damages for insufficient cover
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020