Jim Sherwood


  • I lead the product recall and liability team at BLM, acting for insurers, suppliers and manufacturers.
  • The recall team handles domestic and international product recall and liability claims and coverage issues across a range of industry sectors, working with Global Insurance Law Connect network specialists.
  • My team handles high value fire/flood damage commercial property claims involving products designed, supplied and/or installed. I have acted in major group litigation and multi-party claims involving the food medical devices industries and also acted for a number of defendants and their insurers in the ‘toxic sofa’ group litigation, the largest group action ever mounted in the UK.
  • I have handled Trading Standards prosecutions and investigations on behalf of multi-national clients, helping to manage reputational risks.
  • I have spoken twice at the annual Liability Underwriters Group (LUG) conference on group litigation and emerging risks in product liability. I led product recall workshops at the annual AIRMIC conference and chaired a roundtable of senior claims managers at the London Market Claims Club on emerging risks.
  • I have been recognised as an expert for several years by the legal directories, praised by clients as an "astute tactician" and a "hugely knowledgeable and very impressive" and for providing an "excellent service and proactive approach".
  • I am also a member of the international strategy team at BLM and board member of Global Insurance Law Connect.
  • My clients include insurers and multi-national corporates.


  • DRI International and Europe
  • Product liability Forum (BIICL)
  • International Bar Association

Contact Details

+44 20 7865 3376


Clients highlight his "technical knowledge and client service," as well as his "full grasp of complexities and timely involvement."

Chambers and Partners 2019

Builds a good team for the case in hand

Legal 500 2018

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