We understand the embarrassment and stress that may be experienced by a Member when facing a professional negligence claim or a professional misconduct complaint. We shall do everything that we can to minimise that stress. You will appreciate, of course, that if a claimant persists with an unmeritorious claim, there will be little we can do at Bar Mutual to prevent them from doing so, other than vigorously resisting that claim to trial or, where possible, some form of summary disposal.
If we take the view that the claim against you has merit, we will take steps to resolve it on the best available terms with your consent. We always try to ensure that, where possible and legitimate to do so, the terms of any settlement reached include a confidentiality clause.