I am an Associate Solicitor within BLM’s Manchester catastrophic injury team in Manchester. I began my career at BLM in 2005 as a trainee solicitor.
Although I currently specialise in conducting the defence of high value motor and casualty claims I do have experience as a claimant lawyer, resulting in me having a balanced, all-round perspective to cases.
For the past five years I have specialised in conducting the defence of high value motor and casualty claims with a varied caseload of public liability, employers’ liability and motor cases, representing several leading insurance companies. My caseload contains both litigated and non-litigated matters worth up to £1million. It encompasses claims arising from fatal accidents and those involving multiple defendants and brain injured claimants.
I also advise in cases involving policy issues, particularly the cross-over between employers’ liability and public liability policies and cases involving dual insurance issues. I am founding member of BLM’s policy indemnity unit and a member of the specialist sub-group covering claims where there are multiple policies in place.
For the past 13 years I have assisted in claims worth in excess of £1million, (and some worth up to £15million). This assistant role has, amongst other things, encompassed conducting Case Management Conferences (CCMCs) in cases involving children who have suffered brain injury and assisting in the High Court case of Stewart v Glaze  EWHC 704 (QB) and the High Court Appeal case of Wallett v Vickers  EWHC 3088 (QB). It has also involved advising on cases involving provisional damages, PPOs, issues of mental capacity and deputyship costs.
Significant reported cases
Assisted in the High Court case of Stewart v Glaze  EWHC 704 (QB) and the High Court Appeal case of Wallett v Vickers  EWHC 3088 (QB).