Orla Scanlan

Experience

  • Has acquired a wealth of police law experience having been involved in a number of reported and leading cases, including the Court of Appeal case of Cruickshank Limited v Chief Constable of Kent Police.
  • In Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2007) Orla was ranked as a leading practitioner in police law nationally and described as the "driving force of the team" with a "solid working knowledge of the practicalities."
  • Practice includes security services, acting on behalf of the leisure/retail industries. Has presented many seminars but most recently on the issue of vicarious liability following the CA judgments of Hawley v Luminar Leisure and Viasystems (Tyneside) Limited v Thermal Transfer (Northern) Limited.
  • Joined BLM's professional indemnity department in 2000, becoming a partner in 2003.
  • Read law at Liverpool University before qualifying in 1994. Practiced in the North West for six years, specialising in defending public and employers’ liability claims on behalf of police forces.

Membership/appointments

  • Chair of BLM's lawyers' forum.
  • Secretary of BLM's social committee.

Contact Details


+44 20 7865 3306
orla.scanlan@blmlaw.com
vCard


Testimonials


Orla Scanlan is diligent, collaborative and trusted by clients. She has very good judgement and attention to detail. She is fantastic and personable.

Chambers & Partners 2020

Very approachable, easy to work with and has a wide knowledge of the sector

Chambers and Partners 2019

View all Testimonials

Related Expertise


Related Sectors