We are a specialist law firm combining cutting edge legal advice with our experience in management of large law firms. We were the first law firm established specifically to offer legal advice to lawyers on risk issues in the UK, in 2003. Building on that experience, we have also been advising property professionals on regulatory issues and challenges for a number of years. From surveyors and estate agents to property developers. Our mission is to keep lawyers and property professionals out of trouble, and to get them out of it if they are already in trouble.

We advise leading insurers, lenders, brokers, major city law firms and professional firms of all sizes nationally and internationally. We have provided advice on insurance and anti-money laundering to regulatory bodies. We have acted for over 40 of the top 100 firms.  We also act for law firms of different shapes and sizes, including AmLaw 100 (US) firms and other foreign firms setting up offices in London or with established offices in London. We defend claims, difficult ones rather than the commoditised volumes of professional negligence claims. Our focus is on difficult issues.  Law firms and property professionals, as well as their insurers, instruct us direct, recognising the need for specialist input on issues which could ‘break the business’.  We are the trusted advisor to numerous senior partners, managing partners and general counsel.

Legal Risk LLP is well recognised within the industry and we are a top tier firm in Legal 500 2018 for Professional Negligence (North West) and recommended for Professional Discipline (UK Wide).

We are also recommended for Professional Discipline (UK Wide) and Professional Negligence (North West) in Chambers UK 2019.

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"Well-regarded professional negligence boutique focused on the legal sector. Continues to represent insurers and legal professionals in claims, with particular experience in cases involving overseas schemes, property transactions and estate administration. Additional expertise in coverage matters in various contexts such as firm closures and M&A." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"Respected specialist firm with a focus on advising law firms on disciplinary matters, operating out of offices in Liverpool and Oxford. Represents firms before the SDT and is particularly accomplished in advising on SRA compliance matters. Admired for its strong defence of individual practitioners in SRA disciplinary proceedings." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"They provide expert advice on a range of difficult issues in a very timely fashion. They cut through the enormous raft of regulations to provide clear and concise practical advice." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"It's a well-respected niche firm that is highly regarded locally and nationally as expert in its field." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"Clear focus and defined expertise which the lawyers deliver to the highest level of legal service" - Chambers 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"'The team is at the forefront of knowledge in all matters connected with solicitors' practice and regulatory and conduct matters'." - Legal 500 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"'The lawyers have deep knowledge and experience of all aspects of risk and regulation, especially how the processes play out'." - Legal 500 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"'Frank Maher and Sue Mawdsley really know their stuff. It is very reassuring to have them on our team.'" - Legal 500 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"'They provide a quick response, knowledgeably with very practical advice that you can follow reliably. They advise you of the risks and issues so you can make informed decisions.'" - Legal 500 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"excellent service with extremely fast response times; the team’s industry knowledge is extremely wide and this it applies in a practical way" - Legal 500 2018 (Professional Negligence)
"service is excellent in terms of both response times and depth of knowledge" - Legal 500 2018 (Professional Discipline)
"They offer a well-rounded service and they manage your expectations." - Chambers 2019 (Professional Discipline)
"responsive, thorough and helpful" - Chambers 2019 (Professional Discipline)
"Their knowledge and experience is remarkably good. They give incisive, relevant and reliable advice promptly." - Chambers 2019 (Professional Negligence)
"Legal Risk is widely regarded as excellent at advising law firms." - Legal 500 2014 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Legal Risk acts for numerous law firms, and has a feeling of community and continuity that is lacking in other consultancies." - Legal 500 2013 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Providing an exemplary level of service, Legal Risk punches above its weight in representing law firms and their insurers in professional liability and regulatory matters." - Legal 500 2012 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Legal Risk punches above its weight, and specialises in advising law firms." - Legal 500 2012 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"They're extremely responsive - their timing turnaround is superb." - Chambers UK 2013 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"They understand City law firms and advise on financial services matters." - Chambers UK 2013 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"The team consistently inspires reassuring confidence in their knowledge and experience." - Chambers UK 2013 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Their expertise is in the subtleties of compulsory solicitors' professional indemnity rules and regulations." - Chambers UK 2015 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"They are on top of the developments and proactive in informing you on what impacts you." - Chambers UK 2015 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"They are very easy to contact and responsive, and they provide sound advice." - Chambers UK 2015 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Legal Risk has a ‘responsive, practical and knowledgeable’ team" - Legal 500 2016 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"They were always very responsive, they took time to learn about our business and our goals, and as a result gave us advice that was very pragmatic and really tailored for us." - Chambers UK 2016 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"They offer decisive, practical and quick advice: exactly what you want in difficult, speedy situations." - Chambers UK 2016 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Lawyers have in-depth knowledge of professional indemnity law and they are responsive to clients' requirements." - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"The team has deep knowledge and provides prompt, well-considered and reliable advice as well as value for money." - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Very discreet and extremely knowledgeable, as well as being efficient, contactable and responsive. It is comforting knowing that I am going to a specialist in the field." - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"I think very highly of Legal Risk. They provide concise, definitive responses which are invaluable when we are up against it." - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"knows its subject inside out; its response times are immediate, technically correct and very commercial" - Legal 500 2017 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"an exceptional and affordable service" - Legal 500 2017 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"They're very good – very effective and very timely" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"They're always very helpful and very prompt" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"[Legal Risk have] knowledge, expertise and ability to establish practical solutions to complex issues" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"We are so confident about their advice that it's almost like getting an insurance policy" - Chambers 2018 client recommendation (Professional Negligence)