Senior Partner

T: +353 (0) 1 675 0698

John has extensive litigation experience with particular expertise in handling professional indemnity disputes. He started his career managing claims for the London market. He therefore understands the market's requirements. He was one of the first to use mediation to resolve a dispute long before it became fashionable.

John also has considerable experience drafting professional indemnity policies. He has advised most of the London professional indemnity market on some aspect of their policy wordings. His experience in drafting policies gives him an invaluable insight when differences arise on the interpretation of a policy provision. He has used this insight to obtain successful outcomes for his clients on many occasions.


Managing Partner

T: +353 (0) 1 675 0698

John is a solicitor with over thirty five years' experience of insurance and other commercial litigation, in both private practice and in-house. John has extensive experience in professional negligence liability claims including those against construction professionals, solicitors, barristers, insurance brokers, managing agents, accountants and surveyors. He also has expertise in disputes relating to professional indemnity insurance policies and in regulatory and disciplinary matters.

John's career includes being a Practice Manager for a leading professional indemnity underwriting agency. In that role he managed claims handling and litigation under delegated authorities, drafted policy wordings and dealt with compliance issues. John qualified as a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1990, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1999 and is a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.

Nicola Hennessy


T: +353 (0) 1 675 0698

Nicola graduated from University College Cork with a First Class Honours law degree in 2007. Following her undergraduate degree, Nicola completed a Master's degree in law in 2009.

Prior to joining Caytons, Nicola trained in a reputable law firm in Dublin and received an award from the Law Society of Ireland for her academic achievements. Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and upon qualification worked as an assistant solicitor specialising in commercial law. Nicola is qualified as a solicitor in both Ireland and England.

At Caytons Law, Nicola assists on professional negligence cases involving solicitors and other professionals.

Somme Khatir


DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7618

Somme attained a 2:1 Law degree from Brunel University. Before joining Caytons Law as a paralegal, Somme gained invaluable experience at a number of law firms whilst completing his degree, before deciding to specialise in professional negligence.

Somme's main role is to provide support for the staff at Caytons Law in professional negligence claims, predominantly claims against solicitors.

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