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 35 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 GDPR. He also advises on 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 2019 for Professional Negligence (Liverpool and surrounds) and he is top-ranked for Professional Discipline.

He is a Legal 500 2018 Leading Individual in Professional Negligence and is a recommended lawyer in Professional Discipline.

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"Frank Maher's "wealth of knowledge" earns him the praise of market commentators, who recognise his outstanding capabilities in handling professional discipline matters for lawyers and law firms." - 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)
"He has outstanding experience in acting for regional and international firms and their insurers in professional negligence claims." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"There is nothing he does not know about regulation issues. You can always go to him, however tricky the problem, and he knows his way around the subject matter." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"An exceptional lawyer who goes out of his way to assist, sometimes within extremely tight timescales, and always gives the best practical advice to his clients" - Chambers 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"'Frank Maher provides timely, practical and expert advice'." - 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)
"'Frank Maher is so incisive, and if the point isn't within his field of expertise, he will suggest some of equal calibre. A great first port of call.'" - Legal 500 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"outstanding lawyer who always goes the extra mile for his clients" - Legal 500 2018 (Professional Negligence)
"in a league of his own" - Legal 500 2018 (Professional Discipline)
"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)
"He knows his stuff and he doesn't look to sugar the pill; he tells it how it is." - Chambers 2019 (Professional Discipline)
"Legal Risk is widely regarded as excellent at advising law firms." - Legal 500 2014 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)
"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)
"They are very easy to contact and responsive, and they provide sound advice." - Chambers UK 2015 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Frank Maher has an encyclopaedic knowledge of this work." - Chambers UK 2015 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Frank Maher's views carry a great deal of weight in the solicitors' professional indemnity world." - Chambers UK 2015 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Frank Maher is a master in technicalities and advises with confidence." - Chambers UK 2015 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)
"Frank has lots of knowledge in this area and is widely acknowledged as a leader in this field. He is quick to respond and gives clear advice." - 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)
"one of the very best in his area" - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"knowledgeable, straightforward and robust; a very good lawyer indeed." - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"[he] gives consistently very high-quality advice, absorbing the issues and background quickly and effectively and demonstrating an exceptional knowledge of the law" - Legal 500 2017 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"He brings an in-depth knowledge of the regulations" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"[He gives] comprehensive and reliable advice on a broad range of compliance and regulatory law and practice applicable to law firms" - Chambers 2018 client recommendation (Professional Negligence)