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Anne-Marie Knight


Anne-Marie has over 25 years experience in resolving professional indemnity and construction claims. She has conducted a wide range of claims through litigation, arbitration and adjudication.

Anne-Marie specialises in defending claims brought against professionals for a wide range of insurers, in particular claims against solicitors, surveyors, valuers, architects and engineers.

She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited Mediator and has successfully conducted many mediations. Anne-Marie’s clients have praised her for her “hard work and considerable skill” and her “high quality of service”.

Anne-Marie is recognised for her expertise in professional negligence.

"Anne-Marie is well known for her activity in the field". - Chambers 2014

"Anne-Marie Knight has over 20 years of experience in this field and is recognised as a key practitioner in this area.  She handles a range of negligence claims but has particularly deep expertise in claims against construction professionals". - Chambers 2015

"Anne-Marie Knight is committed to her clients". - Legal 500, 2015

"Anne-Marie Knight is extremely pleasant to work with, very approachable, and does the right things according to clients.  She has extensive experience of defending claims against property and construction professionals, as well as solicitors". - Chambers 2016

"Anne-Marie has a broad practice and regularly defends claims against solicitors as well as professionals in the construction sector". - Chambers 2017

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As a key mandate in the construction sector, the ‘focused, committed, diligent and hugely personable’ Anne-Marie Knight successfully defended a client against a claim brought by a design and build contractor arising from the alleged defective design of foundations to several warehouses.

Legal 500, 2019

"Anne-Marie Knight acts for insurers, solicitors and accountants on a range of cases. Sources praise her additional expertise in construction-related professional negligence."

Chambers 2018

recent experience

  • Acting in a number of overvaluation claims against surveyors based in the North East and Yorkshire in respect of a variety of residential properties, together with claims against surveyors arising out of allegedly defective Home Buyers' Reports
  • Advising in a wide range of claims against solicitors, including claims arising out of conveyancing transactions, failed civil litigation, corporate advice, failed clinical negligence claims, failed personal injury claims, probate and tax advice and the administration of estates
  • Advising in a claim by numerous Claimants against a Building Contractor for third party property damage
  • Defence of a multi-party, multi-million pound piling dispute for a large building contractor
  • Acting for engineers in respect of the design and supervision of a new street works scheme in Wales
  • Acting in claims against Architects arising from the redevelopment of nursing homes
  • Acting in claims arising from the design and supervision of a façade retention scheme, the roof design of a business park in Yorkshire and defects in the flooring of a new school building
  • Advising in relation to a large portfolio of claims against solicitors in respect of a housing development
  • Securing the withdrawal of a £300,000 claim pre-action against a firm of accountants where the Claimant's solicitors had drafted the Particulars of Claim and were pressing to issue proceedings.

Anne-Marie currently spends most of her spare time trying to train the family's new Welsh Terrier puppy, Bob. If there is any time left after this time consuming ordeal, Anne-Marie enjoys keeping up with family and friends, reading, walking and supports Leeds United Football Club.