Cormac Fitzpatrick

Experience

  • Since 1990 Cormac’s focus has been Insurance referred litigation and associated work including; RTA, EL and PL,  professional negligence, fire damage recovery, fraud, subsidence, assault, trespass to the person, litigation involving complex clinical issues, catastrophic injury litigation and substantial damages recovery actions.
  • Cormac advises insurance customers on complex policy indemnity issues, 1st party fraud – property & motor and 3rd party fraud. He also advises on health and safety legislation/investigations.
  • Recently Cormac represented an insurance customer in a “material exaggeration” subsidence claim which led to the former policyholder’s criminal conviction for making fraudulent insurance claims.

Significant reported cases

Cormac recently defended a construction accident involving the first Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) and PPS corporate manslaughter prosecution running parallel with civil litigation. Ultimately the litigation matter resolved and the corporate manslaughter charge was withdrawn in the face of a plea to various HSENI breach of regulation charges.

 

Membership/appointments

  • Law Society Northern Ireland Contentious Business Committee.
  • Appointee to the Queens’ Bench Liaison Committee from 1998.
  • Appointee to the QB Masters’ Liaison Committee from 2001.
  • Cormac regularly lectures for the Belfast Solicitor’s Association and the NI Law Society at CPD events.

Contact Details


+44 28 9595 2501
cormac.fitzpatrick@blmlaw.com
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