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 Head of BLM's Corporate and Broker Sectors.
  • 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


James Harvey is head and shoulders above other PI partners in the region on EL and PL work. He has an exceptional work ethic, combining forensic attention to detail with tactical acumen. Achieves fantastic results in the most difficult of cases and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of PI issues.

Legal 500 2021

Consistently goes the extra mile in order to achieve outstanding results

Legal 500 2018

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