London, United Kingdom

Member Overview

Number of Partners:

27 Partners

28 Senior Associates and Associates

25 Solicitors

10 Trainee Solicitors

Main Client Sectors

Insurance, Construction, International

Year of Establishment

The firm was originally founded in 1838.

Languages Spoken

English, French, German.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

The firm maintains Professional Indemnity Insurance.



Capital House

85 King William Street



Tel: 00 44 207 469 0400

Fax: 00 44 207 469 0401


Office 1006, 10th Floor

Index Tower

Dubai International Financial Centre

PO Box 506984


Tel: 00 971 4 356 3900

Fax: 00 971 4 356 3901




Beale & Co

 Areas of Expertise


Most areas of commercial work are handled from litigation/arbitration and dispute resolution to corporate and commercial advice on business structures, contracts and transactions, such as, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, property and employment law. The firm has developed a notable reputation for handling professional indemnity insurance claims and construction disputes.


Although the firm has a wide range of expertise and is large by European standards, it regards itself as a niche practice with legal skills attuned to the needs of commercial clients particularly from the main industry sectors of Insurance, Construction, Property and Information Technology. The firm is a leading firm in acting for professional practices such as architects, engineers, surveyors, accountants, financial advisers/brokers and solicitors.


The firm operates from offices in London and Bristol (UK) and in Dublin (Ireland). Further details and useful information to clients are available on the Website


Ability to Represent Clients throughout the Country


Our coverage extends to England and Wales and Ireland. We are able to appear in interlocutory hearings in County Courts (smaller claims) and the High Court. For the main hearing of a case in those Courts barristers have to be engaged to conduct the advocacy in Court. In the UK the legal profession has two branches. This enables us to engage an advocate with the appropriate specialist experience.

Practice Areas of the Partners



Antony Smith

Qualified 1983

Practice areas:

Litigation/Arbitration, Insurance, Construction, Professional Liability Claims


Sheena Sood (Mrs)

Qualified 1992

Practice areas:

Litigation/Arbitration, Insurance, Construction, Professional Liability Claims, Health and Safety

Will Buckby

Qualified 2006

Practice areas:

Construction, Projects and Corporate Services

James Hutchinson

Qualified 2003

Practice areas:

Corporate services, Professional Liability, Construction, I.T

Paul Henty

Qualified 2003

Practice areas:

Corporate and commercial, Procurement , Competition Law

Peter Sewell

Qualified 1995

Practice areas:

Professional idemnity, Disputes, Insurance, Coverage and Policy Drafting


Michael Salau

Qualified 1991

Practice areas:

Professional Indemnity, Disputes, Environmental, Health and Safety

Ross Baker

Qualified 2022

Practice areas:

Insurance, Professional Indemnity, Coverage and Policy Drafting, Directors & Officers, Financial Institutions and Crime


Joe Bryant

Qualified 1998

Practice areas:

Professional Indemnity Claims, Insurance, Coverage and Policy Drafting.


Joe Eizenberg

Qualified 2001

Practice areas:

Litigation/Arbitration, Insurance, Professional Negligence.


Claire Miller

Qualified 1995

Practice areas:

Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure, Disputes, International Arbitration


Main Contact


Michael Archer, London office.