Martin is a partner based in our London office. He specialises in professional negligence and dispute resolution, and has extensive mediation and trial experience.

Martin acts for some of the market’s largest insurers on policy issues and in defending claims against lawyers, accountants, insolvency practitioners and brokers. He has particular expertise in defending claims against solicitors arising out of negligence and dishonesty in a wide range of practice areas including residential and commercial property, personal injury, probate, commercial transactions and employment disputes.

He has acted on a number of high-value and complex matters, ranging from investigating complex fraudulent transactions on behalf of indemnity insurers, and advising insurers on their regulatory obligations under the Financial Conduct Authority, to representing accountants on high-value claims arising from failed tax mitigation schemes.

He is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), and regularly contributes to Kennedys’ Professions and Financial Lines Brief.

Qualification

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1999

Martin Chesher is highly regarded for his work defending claims of solicitor negligence while he is also increasingly specialising in claims against accountants and insolvency practitioners.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Market recognition

  • Leading Individual and recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2022
  • Leading Individual and recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    "Martin Chesher is highly regarded for his work defending claims of solicitor negligence while he is also increasingly specialising in claims against accountants and insolvency practitioners."
    The Legal 500 UK 2021
  • Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • Leading Individual for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19

 

 

Work highlights

  • Acting for accountants in the defence of a high-profile multi-party class action arising from allegedly negligent advice to clients to invest in film-finance tax mitigation schemes.
  • Defending a multi-million pound negligence claim against solicitors arising from revocation of a claimant’s patent.
  • Represented insolvency practitioners at trial in respect of creditors’ allegations that they had disposed of substantial company assets at an undervalue.
  • Advising insurers on policy coverage in a multi-million pound overseas construction project.
  • Investigating complex fraudulent transactions on behalf of indemnity insurers.
Market recognition
  • Uk Leading Individual 2022

    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2022

  • Uk Recommended Lawyer 2022

    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2022

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019