Frank at a glance:

Frank Maher is a practising solicitor and partner in Legal Risk LLP. 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 2017-18 for Professional Negligence (Liverpool and surrounds) and he is ranked for Professional Discipline.

He is a Legal 500 2017 Leading Individual in Professional Negligence and is a recommended lawyer in Professional Discipline.

"responsive, thorough and helpful" - 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)
"Frank Maher heads the practice and is ‘a mine of information’." - Legal 500 2016 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Frank Maher leads the ‘responsive, practical and knowledgeable’ team" - Legal 500 2016 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Legal Risk is widely regarded as excellent at advising law firms." - Legal 500 2014 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Team head Frank Maher is a real expert." - Legal 500 2014 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Frank Maher is a real pro." - Legal 500 2014 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Frank Maher has in-depth knowledge of risk and compliance matters." - Legal 500 2013 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Highly regarded practice head Frank Maher provides decisive, well-thought-through, practical advice." - Legal 500 2012 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Frank Maher is masterful and his international exposure is impressive." - 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)
"Frank Maher maintains a calm and congenial atmosphere in processing difficult claims." - Chambers UK 2013 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Frank Maher is very knowledgable on regulatory issues." - Chambers UK 2013 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Frank Maher has a complete grasp of the field in which he operates." - Chambers UK 2013 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Frank Maher is very responsive and he really knows his stuff." - Chambers UK 2013 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)
"Legal Risk has a ‘responsive, practical and knowledgeable’ team" - Legal 500 2016 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Frank Maher First ranked in Chambers UK 1997. Also ranked in UK-wide : Professional Discipline has "a great depth and breadth of experience" in defending claims for insurers, with a focus on actions against solicitors. Clients find him "extremely responsive and pragmatic in his approach."" - Chambers UK 2016 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"The "extremely knowledgeable" Frank Maher is described by interviewees as a "no-nonsense, assertive and very commercial" practitioner. He focuses on assisting law firms and their insurers with regulatory matters and professional indemnity cases." -
"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)
"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)
"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)
"[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)
"They're very good – very effective and very timely" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"He brings an in-depth knowledge of the regulations" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"[Legal Risk have] knowledge, expertise and ability to establish practical solutions to complex issues" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"[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)

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