Daniel West

Experience

  • I joined BLM upon qualification in September 2009.
  • I was promoted to associate in 2014 then partner in 2019.
  • I act for a number of major insurers, specialising in product liability and actions against the police.
  • My product liability practice includes acting for manufacturers, suppliers and insurers in respect of personal injury, property damage and coverage matters.
  • Recent cases include defending the supplier of an air conditioning unit alleged to have caused a catastrophic fire in commercial property and defending a recovery claim brought by various US defendants arising from an accident on a bus whereby the claimant sustained a brain injury.
  • I have a particular interest in food and drink claims, including large scale outbreaks, and have defended group actions involving up to 300 claimants.
  • I have experience of handling claims with an international element including, as above, defending claims from US parties and also pursuing overseas recovery targets.
  • I also regularly provide policy advice.
  • I also specialise in police claims and act for key police forces in London and the South East.
  • My practice includes false imprisonment, assault, trespass, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, HRA claims and negligence claims.
  • I have successfully defended a large number of police multi-track trials, including jury trials.
  • I regularly engage with clients on emerging risks including, for example, the product liability implications of autonomous vehicles technology and the recent interest in the risks posed by allergies in the food sector.
  • I regularly provide training and talks for clients on a variety of topics including product liability, coverage and police claims.

Membership/appointments

  • Member of FOIL Product Liability Sector Focus Team

Contact Details


+44 20 7457 3550
daniel.west@blmlaw.com
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Testimonials


Ranked as 'Associate to watch'. 'Very thorough and reliable, and always excellent and insightful.'

Chambers & Partners 2017/18

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