Helen Ager

Helen Ager

Partner Taunton, United Kingdom

Helen is a partner in our Taunton office and is a professional liability specialist. She qualified in England and Wales in 1989.

With significant experience acting for professionals and their insurers, Helen predominantly deals with claims against solicitors, accountants and other professionals in both traditional lines of work and emerging, non-traditional areas.

In addition to advising insurers on policies relating to these types of claims, she has also represented a variety of professionals and businesses, consultants, agents, brokers and manufacturing or service businesses facing claims under their professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ (D&O) or corporate legal liability insurance policies.

Helen is an accredited mediator and uses mediation, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve disputes as effectively as possible.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1989.

Market recognition

  • Key individual for ‘Professional negligence (North)’
    The Legal 500 UK 2019

Work highlights

  • Dealing with multiple claims arising out of alleged negligence by a firm of solicitors in purchasing investment properties in a new development in Spain.
  • Representing a firm of tax advisors following claims against them arising out of a tax enquiry.
  • Defending a firm of solicitors following a complex set of claims relating to lending on a commercial property portfolio.