Frank at a glance:

Frank Maher is a practising solicitor and partner in Legal Risk LLP.  He is also admitted as a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.  He specialises in advising law firms, their insurers and other professions on professional regulation and professional indemnity. His client base extends to the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia and includes many of the largest international firms.

He has over 38 years’ experience of defending substantial law firm claims for insurers and law firms and advising on coverage issues. His claims experience includes many cases involving fraud issues and failed investment schemes.  Advice on professional regulation includes conduct and discipline, conflicts, anti-money laundering, data protection and privacy. He also advises on law firm authorisation and partnership issues.

Frank is a Board Member of the (US) Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners (and former committee member), the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, International Association of Privacy Processionals, and Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers.

He is a frequent contributor to the legal and insurance press and a regular speaker at events worldwide.  Frank has contributed to several chapters of the International Bar Association book on Risk Management In Law Firms and was lead author on conflicts of interests and confidentiality. He has also written several other published works.

 

Frank is a top-ranked individual in Chambers UK 2020 for both Professional Negligence (Liverpool and surrounds) and Professional Discipline.

He is a Legal 500 2021 Leading Individual in Professional Negligence and is a recommended lawyer in Professional Discipline.

""The team at Legal Risk offer real depth of knowledge in professional regulation,""

- Chambers UK 2022 (Professional Discipline)

""understands our business and tailors its advice to meet our needs.""

- Chambers UK 2022 (Professional Discipline)

""highly regarded experts in their field who are quick to respond.""

- Chambers UK 2022 (Professional Discipline)

"‘Niche, independent firm with go-to lawyers for professional indemnity matters.‘"

- Legal 500 2022 (Professional Discipline)

"‘Highly regarded experts who provide a responsive and impressive service.‘"

- Legal 500 2022 (Professional Discipline)

"‘They take the time to understand our needs before helping us to apply their advice in a practical way.‘"

- Legal 500 2022 (Professional Discipline)

"‘Legal Risk continue to display both peerless knowledge within their chosen specialisms but also temper this with an unusual practical understanding of the nature of their clients, matching advice and achievable outcome to the nature, size and resources of the firm concerned.’"

- Legal 500 2022 (Professional Negligence)

"'They not only displayed an encyclopaedia knowledge of the law, but were also well versed in the art of legal brinkmanship. No detail escaped them and they always provided clever guidance and clear suggestions at every stage.’"

- Legal 500 2022 (Professional Negligence)

"‘This truly niche practice delivered excellent and rapid service from the get go, which continued unabated throughout.’"

- Legal 500 2022 (Professional Negligence)

""They always look for solutions rather than merely setting out an analysis of the problems""

- Chambers UK 2021 (Professional Discipline)

""Legal Risk are very highly regarded and we have a lot of confidence in their expertise and advice, they are always very quick to respond to even the most bizarre of queries.""

- Chambers UK 2021 (Professional Discipline)

""efficient case handling and provision of accurate and prompt advice.""

- Chambers UK 2021 (Professional Negligence)

""sound, practical and affordable advice.""

- Chambers UK 2021 (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)

"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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