Chris Fletcher

Experience

  • I have worked on aspects of long and short tail occupational disease claims, including work-related stress and bullying and harassment claims often involving complex cross-over with Employment Tribunal matters. I also work on asbestos-related disease and occupational cancers claims, acting for insurers and corporate customers, as well as providing policy coverage advice.
  • I have extensive experience in advising corporate customers faced with legacy occupational disease liability difficulties and project work aimed at scoping potential cancer UK liabilities for UK customers.
  • I also advise insurers and as a speaker at events on strategic issues covering themes across emerging risks such the developing landscape in harassment claims, psychiatric claims following data protection breaches, nanotechnology and e-cigarettes and response to government consultation exercises relating to proposed changes in the law.
  • I am dual-qualified in Scotland and England & Wales, qualifying as a solicitor in Scotland in 1996 and in England & Wales in 1998, going on to train and subsequently work with the insurance liability team at Dundas & Wilson CS in Edinburgh. I then joined a national commercial and insurance firm in Manchester in 2000, becoming partner in 2004 and head of disease litigation in 2008. I joined BLM as a partner in March 2010.

Membership/appointments

  • Dual qualified in English and Scottish jurisdictions, and experience of practice in each.’
  • I am a Director of Global Insurance Law Connect, the international insurance law firm network of which BLM is a founder member.
  • I am a member of the International Bar Association

Contact Details


+44 161 838 6767
chris.fletcher@blmlaw.com
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Testimonials


Occupational disease expert Chris Fletcher (who joined from Halliwells in 2010) is ... highly recommended.

Legal 500 2011

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