James Harvey


  • I am a specialist defendant insurance lawyer specialising in employers' liability, public liability and motor with significant experience of acting for clients in a number of sectors to include facilities services, retail, leisure, manufacturing and construction.
  • My clients include major PLCs as well as composite insurance companies.
  • I took the case of Farrell v Birmingham City Council to the Court of Appeal.
  • I am part of the BLM corporate and broker steering group and am head of the Birmingham office.
  • I manage the relationship between BLM and a number of major PLCs. I meet regularly with those PLCs to consider current claims issues but also to look at how the PLCs' risk can be mitigated moving forward to avoid incidents and put the PLC in a better position to defend claims if they do occur.
  • I regularly deliver training sessions and speak at industry events.

Contact Details

+44 121 633 6622


Consistently goes the extra mile in order to achieve outstanding results

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