Francis at a glance:

Francis Dingwall is a solicitor and partner in Legal Risk LLP.  He advises a range of law firms on compliance issues: recent issues include referral arrangements, CFAs and Damages Based Agreements post the Jackson reforms, establishing Alternative Business Structures, client engagement, COLP’s duties, client account issues, conflicts, and SRA investigations.  He has been conducting compliance reviews for firms, and giving them the tools (including compliance manuals and associated materials) to ensure compliance with OFR.

He also advises firms and their insurers on professional liability issues, handling the defence of claims and policy coverage issues, including successor practice issues.  He has been recommended as a leading practitioner by Chambers UK for the last 4 years.  Francis Dingwall is co-author of The Compliance Calendar Toolkit for Law Firms.

Francis is a ranked lawyer for Professional Discipline in Chambers UK 2020.

He is also a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2020 for Professional Discipline.

Francis Dingwall

francis.dingwall@legalrisk.co.uk
0345 330 6791

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"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)

"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)

"It's a well-respected niche firm that is highly regarded locally and nationally as expert in its field."

- Chambers UK 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 UK 2020 (Professional Discipline)

"clear focus and defined expertise which the lawyers deliver to the highest level of legal service."

- Chambers UK 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)

"[they] really know their stuff. It is very reassuring to have them on our team"

- Legal 500 2020 (Professional Negligence)

"a specialist team of very experienced lawyers"

- 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)

"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)

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