Martin Chesher

Martin Chesher

Partner London, United Kingdom

Martin is a partner based in our London office. He qualified in England and Wales in 1999 and specialises in professional negligence and dispute resolution, and has extensive mediation experience.

Martin acts for some of the market’s largest insurers on policy issues and in defending claims against accountants, architects, surveyors, engineers, and brokers against negligence claims.  He has particular expertise in defending claims against solicitors; including those 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 reinsurance brokers on high value errors and omissions’ claims.

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

Market recognition

  • 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
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2017

 

 

Work highlights

  • Defending a multi-million pound negligence claim against solicitors arising from revocation of a claimant’s patent.
  • Representing insurers’ interests in a multi-million pound claim arising from loss of North Sea oil production.
  • Advising insurers on policy coverage in a multi-million pound overseas construction project.
  • Investigating complex fraudulent transactions on behalf of indemnity insurers.
Market recognition
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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

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017