John Aitken

I have gained valuable experience with a wide range of contractual/negligence based disputes majoring on a wide range of property damage claims.

Tel: +44 (0)161 603 5004

My Expertise

My experience includes dealing with the full range of household and commercial subrogated property recovery claims as well as managing a large property damage recovery team of 22 fee earners based in-house at a national insurer.

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I was admitted as a solicitor in 2000 and joined DWF in November 2009 after 13 years background in commercial litigation. Prior to that, I joined Halliwells LLP in 1996 as a paralegal and after a total of nine years there, moved to a small niche commercial firm, for 5 years, prior to joining DWF. My experience includes dealing with the full range of household and commercial subrogated property recovery claims as well as managing a large property damage recovery team of 22 fee earners based in-house at a national insurer. I was invited on an eight-month secondment where I gained a full insight into the interaction between an insurer client and its solicitors. Examples of recent cases include: � Substantial fires caused by defective appliances/hot works including a large fire at a public facility caused by refrigeration equipment - value £1M; � A £1.2m subrogated recovery action arising out of a fallen crawler crane; � Regular reporting and provision of MI to insurer clients in the role as Recoveries Manager.