Manchester

1 Scott Place 2 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3AA View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 14313 Manchester

My Expertise

I have over 25 years’ experience in asbestos litigation, WRULDs, stress and contribution issues as well as casualty claims generally.

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I have been a partner in DWF since 2000. I lead the Occupational Health team based in our Manchester office. I am a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers and am a regular speaker and writer on employers' liability and disease litigation issues.

I successfully advised the defendant in Birmingham University vs Williams (2011), the most recent authority on the standard of proof required to establish breach in mesothelioma claims.

I am involved in managing liability claims in many sectors. I favour a holistic approach to claims working with data and MI as well as brokers, HR professionals and health and safety advisers and risk managers to provide focussed solutions to claims.

I have developed a variety of toolkits to assist those handling bulk claims. These include a deafness tool and an MI suite to identify and manage claims “hotspots” and an iPhone app.

I pioneered “eValuate” DWF’s online tool for assessing the relative value and cost of claims settling within and outside the claims portal, an essential part of DWF’s service to its clients in making timely and commercial decisions on claims.