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Robert Morris

Robert Morris specialises in professional indemnity and financial institutions dispute resolution work.

Robert is an expert in dealing with claims against accountants, financial professionals of all kinds and insurance brokers. He has a particular interest in insurance policy coverage issues and regularly advises on complex coverage disputes. 

In addition to civil claims, Robert has many years' experience dealing with disciplinary and regulatory matters, including those relating to the Financial Conduct Authority, The Pensions Ombudsman, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has particular expertise in dealing with complaints before the Financial Ombudsman Service and experience of challenging the scope of its jurisdiction.

Robert was a contributory author of the professional textbook, Insurance Broking Practice & the Law.

Directory quotes

"Rob is extremely good with accounting work." - Chambers UK 2024

"Rob's technical ability is second to none and he's fantastic on complex legal cases." - Chambers UK 2023

Ranked – Chambers UK 2022

"Robert Morris regularly advises on claims against accountants, pensions professionals and insurers. Robert is excellent. He is a reassuring, safe pair of hands and is completely committed to getting the best outcome for his client." - Chambers UK 2022

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Robert Morris is recommended for representing clients against those in the finance sector including insurance brokers and pensions professionals. He continues to advise on policy coverage issues. - Chambers UK 2019

"Good rates, professional liability expertise, he's very friendly, very accessible, and he is willing to help. We quite often pick up the phone to Robert to get some risk management and other advice besides the litigation and regulatory stuff." - Acritas Stars Stand-out Talent report, 2018

Robert Morris is praised by clients for his "sound judgement and very good appreciation of the commercial factors at play." - Chambers UK 2018

Robert Morris is well known for his focus on dealing with claims against brokers, accountants and financial professionals. His expertise extends to advising clients on insurance policy coverage matters. - Chambers UK 2017 

"The "excellent" Robert Morris is well regarded for his thorough, professional and pragmatic approach, with commentators highlighting him as "a really solid, safe pair of hands"" - Chambers UK 2016

"Very shrewd and very sensible" as well as "absolutely brilliant on the law" - Chambers UK 2015

"Robert Morris mainly handles accountants' claims. A client said of him: "He is one of the best lawyers I know technically. He really does stand out. For big, difficult claims he is my first choice."" - Chambers UK 2014

Relevant work

Resolving claims arising from most of this century's numerous financial services misselling scandals, including advising insurers on coverage issues arising from the same

Acting for many of the top 20 accountants firms, dealing with claims involving matters such as tax, insolvency and audit work

Dealing with claims against pension professionals of all kinds, including scheme trustees, administrators and actuaries

Advising on complex coverage issues in respect of professional indemnity, financial institutions and contingency insurance policies