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Combe, Simon
Simon Combe
Telephone: +44 1823 692 603
Mobile: +44 7584 236 217

The Legal 500 UK 2016 - Recommended lawyer

Legal 500 UK - recommended lawyer

Simon Combe


Simon qualified in England and Wales in 1989, and joined the Taunton office as a partner in 2008. He now heads up the team in Taunton who provide collateral warranty review services for construction insureds, and specialises in professional indemnity and dispute resolution.

Simon deals with all professional indemnity claims, including those against accountants and solicitors, however he specialises in claims against construction professionals such as architects, engineers, project managers, and surveyors and valuers, in relation to domestic and commercial projects. He is instructed by some of the market’s largest Lloyds and company market insurers, and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Simon has worked on a number of complex and high values claims ranging from defending a large claim against an engineer arising out of alleged negligent design of various buildings ancillary to a new container port; the defence of a large claim against engineer arising from contamination of a development in South Wales to advising insurers in connection with coverage issues relating to policy response on various design and construct policies including invoking Queen’s Counsel clauses.

He is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers and Forum of Insurance Lawyers. Simon is a Recommended lawyer for professional negligence, The Legal 500 UK 2016.

Work highlights

Successful appeal to the Court of Appeal against a judgement in a £186K solicitor’s negligence case concerning alleged failure to advise on a restrictive covenant when acting on domestic purchase.

Successfully settled a claim alleging that the insured failed to protect the claimant’s considering of £800,000 when they sold their land to a developer. The claim was settled for a quarter of the original sum.