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Key Facts about BLM
Working at BLM
Be Like Me
I joined BLM as a paralegal in 2004 before completing my training contract with the firm and qualifying as a solicitor in 2010.
I was promoted to partner in April 2019.
I act for insurers and insureds on a wide range of professional indemnity instructions including solicitors, insurance brokers, independent financial advisers and surveyors.
I specialise in complex, high value and multi-party claims against professionals arising from all areas of business.
I have developed particular interest and experience in claims against solicitors arising from the alleged mishandling of industrial disease, clinical negligence, general personal injury and product liability claims.
I also have considerable experience in defending professional negligence claims involving aspects of fraud, exaggeration and/or fundamental dishonesty.
Since 2008 I have acted for a variety of solicitors and their insurers in defence of claims arising from the alleged negligent handling of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome & Respiratory Disease claims submitted under the British Coal Compensation Scheme.
I acted for the successful defendant solicitor in the appeal of
Perry v Raleys Solicitors
- the first time that a professional negligence claim involving principles of loss of opportunity had been considered by the Supreme Court.
Significant Reported Cases
Court of Appeal
Barnaby v Raleys Solicitors
 EWCA Civ 686 - challenges to findings of fact made by trial judge and the interplay between the legal test applicable to causation and the application of the loss of chance approach.
Power v Meloy Whittle Robinson Solicitors
 EWCA Civ 898 - procedural issues relating to service of the claim form.
Procter v Raleys Solicitors
 EWCA Civ 400 - standard of care in claims against solicitors.
Law v Raleys Solicitors
 EWCA Civ 642 - late admission of social media and surveillance evidence.
Supreme Court Perry v Raleys Solicitors
 UKSC 5 - the approach to be taken by the court in assessing factual causation in loss of chance cases.
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Alternative dispute resolution
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Insurance, reinsurance & coverage
Lloyd's & London market