Alison Neate

What I do

Head of Professional Liability, Accredited Commercial Mediator, Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association & Recommended by the Legal 500.

I joined the firm in 1994 as a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team. I became a Partner in 2000, and Managing Partner of Leicester branch in 2004. In 2014 I launched an online service,, righting the wrongs of professionals who have been negligent.

Technical expertise. Excellence in client service.

I live with my young family in Rutland.

I have worked with Alison for more than three years and have always found her to be knowledgeable, diligent and professional. Alison works hard to understand her clients and their individual needs and thus makes her a pleasure to work with.

- NT Managing Director, Leicester

Alison Neate’s commitment to the client is unrivalled and she will always do her utmost to secure the best outcome for them.

- Client, Claims Against

Alison is exceptional, committed, diligent and commercial.

- Client, Claims Against

The quality of your legal advice and speed of turnaround surpasses what you would expect from a top London law firm and your understanding and knowledge of our business makes it feel like we have our own in-house lawyer, the best of both worlds.

- CH Managing Director, Leicester

The market is crying out for sensible, specialist claimant professional liability lawyers, and it is a shame that clients often end up not knowing where to turn.

- Benjamin Wood, Professional Liability Barrister, 4 New Square

We were very impressed with every aspect of the way in which the case was handled. The advice given throughout was expansive and welcome and we felt that the Smith Partnership had our best interests at the forefront of their action.

- Mr & Mrs Burrell