UK: Clyde & Co Appoints Commercial And Regulatory Disputes Lawyer In London
Last Updated: 14 September 2017

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of commercial and regulatory disputes lawyer Tim Crockford as a Partner in its Professional and Financial Disputes (PFD) group, with a particular focus on accountants' liability defence work.

Tim joins from Gowling WLG where he worked on a wide range of contractual and tortious disputes, many of which have an international element. He has particular experience acting for clients in the accounting, financial and professional services sectors including for the 'Big Four'. In 2016 he advised on a GBP 300 million professional negligence dispute between the pension fund of a leading healthcare and electronics company and its former investment advisors.

In addition to UK High Court litigation, Tim regularly assists and advises clients in relation to regulatory investigations, including by the SFO, FRC and Pensions Regulator. He has experience in all forms of dispute resolution including international arbitration disputes in the LCIA and ICC, as well as mediations. Tim also has experience working on US and Nordic cases where there are English legal issues.

James Roberts, Partner at Clyde & Co, comments: "We're delighted to welcome Tim to the firm and to our market-leading professional liability team. We have ambitious growth plans across the practice and Tim will play an important part in realising those. He is an ambitious lawyer and has a strong and growing reputation among accounting and other professional service firms for the quality of his work."

Tim Crockford comments: "Clyde & Co is a firm with a long heritage in disputes and a fantastic reputation for its professional liability work. I'm excited about joining a firm with such global reach, as professional services clients increasingly need international, cross border advice. I'm look forward to helping the team take its ambitious growth plans forward."

Clyde & Co's PFD group comprises more than 150 lawyers in the UK and its professional liability practice has a long established reputation as a leading advisor on policy coverage, defending claims and regulatory proceedings, focusing on each of the major professions, as well as 'emerging professions' such as recruitment, management consultants and IT professionals. The group operates across all Clyde & Co's offices worldwide, with specialist professional liability teams in key jurisdictions.

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