CAYTONS LAW : Legal Team

JOHN CAYTON

Senior Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7628

cayton@caytonslaw.com

John has extensive litigation experience with particular expertise in handling professional indemnity disputes. He started his career managing claims for the London market. He therefore understands the market's requirements. He was one of the first to use mediation to resolve a dispute long before it became fashionable.

John also has considerable experience drafting professional indemnity policies. He has advised most of the London professional indemnity market on some aspect of their policy wordings. His experience in drafting policies gives him an invaluable insight when differences arise on the interpretation of a policy provision. He has used this insight to obtain successful outcomes for his clients on many occasions. John is qualified as a solicitor in England and Ireland.

JOHN LEATHLEY

Managing Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7606

leathley@caytonslaw.com

John is a solicitor with over thirty five years' experience of insurance and other commercial litigation, in both private practice and in-house. John has extensive experience in professional negligence liability claims including those against construction professionals, solicitors, barristers, insurance brokers, managing agents, accountants and surveyors. He also has expertise in disputes relating to professional indemnity insurance policies and in regulatory and disciplinary matters.

John's career includes being a Practice Manager for a leading professional indemnity underwriting agency. In that role he managed claims handling and litigation under delegated authorities, drafted policy wordings and dealt with compliance issues. John qualified as a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1990, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1999 and is a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.

ROBERT LLOYD

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7602

lloyd@caytonslaw.com

Robert has more than 20 years of experience as a solicitor with expertise in dispute resolution relating to insurance, construction, professional negligence, professional conduct, statutory liabilities, reinsurance, shipping and legal costs. He has handled many cases concerning architects', engineers' and contractors' professional and contractual liabilities, often with significant technical dimensions, in a variety of industries including energy and transport. He also has extensive experience in relation to liabilities of financial advisers and actuaries.

Robert has undertaken advocacy in final hearings in the County Court, private arbitrations and adjudications, and before disciplinary panels.

Robert is an insurance market intellectual with degrees from Cambridge and UCLA and recently obtained a post graduate degree at Kings College in strategic war studies. He insists that analysis of strategy is directly applicable to litigation which is always about the goals that can be realistically obtained with finite means.

PHILIP ATKINSON

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7613

atkinson@caytonslaw.com

Philip is a dual qualified New York Attorney and English Solicitor with over 20 years insurance and construction industry experience. Having worked in both London and New York, Philip has extensive experience of litigation and arbitration in the UK and the US.

Philip’s practice advises on contentious and non-contentious matters primarily involving professionals or business directors and officers (particularly the construction, engineering, environmental, and legal professions) and advising on insurance and reinsurance wordings, coverage and disputes. His non-contentious practice includes advising on construction projects and contracts, environmental and corporate social responsibility issues, as well as IT/IP matters and "Smart City" initiatives.

Sam Moore

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7623

moore@caytonslaw.com

Sam is a qualified solicitor. Prior to joining Caytons Law Sam worked for another professional indemnity practice as a claims handler dealing with claims against professionals.

During his time at Caytons Law as a trainee Sam completed the Legal Practice Course obtaining a distinction. Sam deals with claims against solicitors, insurance brokers and architects and other professionals engaged in the construction industry. Of particular note, Sam acted on behalf of a firm of solicitors who were being sued for negligent advice in relation to a lease along with 19 other firms of solicitors. Sam successfully assisted in the defence of a claim at court on the basis of a limitation defence which no other firm pursued. Sam also advises on appointments and collateral warranties.

Peter Campion

Senior Consultant

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7605

campion@caytonslaw.com

Peter studied at Kings College. London and has over thirty years’ experience providing legal services in arbitrations, High Court Proceedings, mediations and other ADR. This has covered the full range of professional indemnity-related matters, with particular specialism in contractor, construction-consultant, surveyor/valuer and broker claims. His construction caseload, which includes both first and third party claim resolution, has covered civil and structural, mechanical and electrical, geotechnical, transport, infrastructure, marine, oil and other energy issues. He has substantial international experience, in particular in the Middle-East, the Far-East and in Ireland, where he practised for several years. He has been involved in numerous complex and high value claims including leading the defence team for the engineer on the Wembley Stadium dispute in what was then the largest construction claim ever in the TCC. He has also advised on numerous coverage issues and has drafted several suites of policy wordings.

Dominic Collier

Senior Associate Solicitor

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7609

collier@caytonslaw.com

Dominic specialises in professional negligence and insurance litigation on behalf of insurers, brokers and corporate clients as well as general commercial litigation. His professional liability practice focuses on claims against a wide range of professionals with a particular focus on insurance brokers, solicitors and professionals within the construction sector including architects, contract administrators, engineers, project managers and surveyors.

Dominic has litigated claims at all levels including the TCC and has extensive experience of resolving claims within the Pre Action Protocols and in mediation, adjudication and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Janet Williams

Senior Associate Solicitor

DD: +44 (0)207 398 8051

williams@caytonslaw.com

Janet specialises in professional negligence and insurance litigation. She has acted on behalf of a wide range of professionals, including those involved in the construction industry (architects, engineers, surveyors) and the financial services sector, and solicitors. She has also been involved in coverage and D&O disputes.

She has extensive experience of litigation in the English courts, as well as international arbitration. She aims to resolve claims effectively, whether through court proceedings, Pre-Action Protocols or Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation. Janet has been involved in a number of high profile cases.

Prior to joining Caytons Law, she worked for a number of years with a leading specialist professional indemnity practice.

Richard Senior

Senior Associate

DD: +44 (0)20 3948 3662

senior@caytonslaw.com

Richard is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, who has specialised for most of his career on professional indemnity, coverage and construction disputes. His professional indemnity experience has spanned most non-medical professions and included defending claims against top 100 firms of solicitors and some of the biggest names in the construction professions. His caseload has ranged from small claims brought by individuals to complex multi-million-pound arbitrations involving several parties across different countries throughout the world. He has a strong track record of resolving claims with Pre-action Protocol Letters of Response alone and of defeating litigated claims with strike out/summary judgment applications. In addition to his dispute resolution practice, he has gained significant non-contentious experience, for example advising construction professionals (including world-famous landmark architects) on appointment documents and negotiating terms with international employers and co-consultants.

After reading Law at Bristol, Richard was called to the Bar and completed pupillage at a leading Commercial Chancery set in Lincoln’s Inn. Thereafter, he moved worked for several years at another highly-regarded specialist insurance law firm. He joined Caytons Law in 2017.

Warren D'Souza

Solicitor

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7621

dsouza@caytonslaw.com

Before converting to law, Warren obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from St George’s, University of London. He then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law, with distinction, and Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, London.

Prior to joining Caytons, Warren trained in private practice specialising in general litigation and family law. He has litigated claims at all levels including the Court of Appeal and has experience of resolving claims within the pre-action protocols and in mediation.

At Caytons Law, Warren assists on professional negligence cases involving solicitors and other professionals.

Marli Wildschut

Solicitor

DD: +44 (0)207 398 7611

wildschut@caytonslaw.com

Marli graduated from SOAS with a 2:1 in Chinese and Politics. She completed an MA in Environmental Law in 2002, followed by the GDL and LPC at the College of Law for which she received commendations.

Marli qualified as a solicitor in 2009. At Caytons Law, she advises on professional negligence claims brought against solicitors and other professions and also deals with policy coverage issues.

Jean-Francois Oliva

Trainee Solicitor

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7636

oliva@caytonslaw.com

Jean-Francois obtained a master degree from Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France, where he studied Business Law and Corporate Finance as a speciality. He went on to undertake a doctoral research on French and English Corporate and Insolvency Law before completing the Legal Practice Course with Commendation in the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Caytons Law, Jean-Francois worked in London where he gained experience in general practice. He later joined a prominent International Law Firm, gaining valuable experience in Capital Markets and Debt Finance.

Since joining the Firm, Jean-Francois has provided support with claims involving professionals and assisted in advising on appointments and collateral warranties.

Holly Gradwell

Trainee Solicitor

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 8050

gradwell@caytonslaw.com

Holly graduated from university, having studied Law. She began her career working for the UK's largest company insurer. There she gained experience within the corporate and speciality risk team dealing with one of the country's largest architects and engineers schemes along with other professional lines and managed outsourcing functions.

Holly progressed to claims adjusting for a leading Lloyd's Syndicate specialising in professional indemnity for solicitors and accountants. She is experienced with defending contentious claims against professionals and resolving claims and litigation by means of mediation.

Elise Swan

Legal Assistant

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7607

swan@caytonslaw.com

Elise obtained a first class honours degree from University of Greenwich. Elise undertook work experience placements gaining experience in professional indemnity insurance during her degree.

Elise’s main role is to provide support for the staff at Caytons Law in professional negligence claims, predominantly claims against solicitors.

She also assists in a variety of underlying matters, including litigation, conveyancing and administration of wills. In addition she has also been involved in disputes involving coverage.

Somme Khatir

Paralegal

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7618

khatir@caytonslaw.com

Somme attained a 2:1 Law degree from Brunel University. Before joining Caytons Law as a paralegal, Somme gained invaluable experience at a number of law firms whilst completing his degree, before deciding to specialise in professional negligence.

Somme's main role is to provide support for the staff at Caytons Law in professional negligence claims, predominantly claims against solicitors.

Anam Masood

Paralegal

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7614

masood@caytonslaw.com

Anam attained a first class honours degree in Law from University of Westminster. Since joining Caytons Law, Anam’s main role is advising on contractual liabilities .

Anam also provides support for the staff at Caytons Law in professional negligence claims.