Quentin leads the professional risks team in the London office. He specialises in professional negligence and construction claims, usually acting on behalf of insurers.
Quentin has particularly extensive experience in the following areas: (a) claims against clients in the construction industry, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers and contractors (he is a qualified Adjudicator); (b) complaints or claims against financial advisers and IFA networks; and (c) policy coverage disputes.
He also regularly handles claims against other professions, such as estate agents, insurance brokers, solicitors, surveyors and accountants, and receives direct instructions from various commercial clients in matters requiring the resolution of disputes. He frequently deals with complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman Service against insurance brokers, insurers, IFAs and the like.
Quentin has been involved in a number of high-profile and complex cases, including McLaughlin & Harvey v The Hospitals for Sick Children (for the Hospital), Target v Redferns (for the solicitors' excess layer insurers), The Corporation of Lloyds v DEGW & Others (for the architects), Dodson v Dodson (for the insurance brokers) and Panatown v Alfred McAlpine Construction Ltd (for the quantity surveyors). He has also acted for one of the defending parties in a very substantial dispute arising from the collapse of a tunnel at Gerrards Cross. Recently, he acted for Liberty Mutual in the successful defence at trial of a very substantial and complex claim arising from the collapse of the Honister IFA network.
Quentin is recognised by the principal legal directories. Recent comments include: "Quentin Fox has the rare combination of being technically good whilst at the same time being commercially and strategically sound"; "Quentin Fox 'quickly spots the practical difficulties in disputes, and takes a robust line with opponents"; "Quentin has a healthy reputation in the professional indemnity sphere and primarily acts for large insurers. He is admired by the market for his experience and strategic and practical approach to cases"
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Quentin Fox is 'commercial and good under pressure' and has experience in defending claims against clients in the construction industry, including architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers and contractors, and claims brought against financial advisers, and also handles policy coverage disputes Legal 500 2017