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The ‘focused’ six-partner team at BLM acts for a plethora of insurers including Allianz, Aviva and QBE. Recommended practitioners include Matthew Harrington, for general liability and occupational disease; Kerris Dale, who acts in motor claims; and associate John Roberts, who runs the public sector group.

Sally Roff overseas DAC Beachcroft Claims Limited’s four-partner team and focuses on large-loss claims with Nick Mahoney. Other key contacts include Peter Allchorne, who heads up the motor team, and Emma Fuller, who oversees the burgeoning credit hire practice. Clients include Zurich, Axa and Direct Line.

Dolmanshas real depth and experience in dealing with claims of the utmost severity and complexity’ for an impressive mix of local authorities and insurers. ‘Highly experienced and professional litigators’ Adrian Oliver and Melanie Standley ‘have significant experience running cases with extensive disclosure’, and are both specialists in handling claims brought against the police force. Nicola Edwards is ‘commercially astute and highly experienced in complex social services negligence claims’. The ‘very intelligent’ Justin Harris handles a range of work including defending road traffic claims.

Led by the ‘experienced and skilled’ Stephanie Eedy, Hugh James’ three-partner team handles a regular flow of personal injury matters for insurers, as well as from the firm’s large roster of corporate and public sector clients. Senior partner Gareth Williams has significant experience in the defence of claims as well as coverage disputes.

At Geldards LLP, Donna Makin is noted for her ‘clear and reasoned advice’ and regularly defends clients in employer’s liability and public liability claims. Senior associate Nicholas Mallen has a ‘good grasp of the issues’. Clients include Schneider Electric, National Museum of Wales and Admiral Insurance.

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