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BLM’s clients include Birmingham City Council, Zurich Insurance, Allianz Insurance and Whitbread PLC. Notable work included defending a case involving a claimant who sustained a serious injury while abroad. Mike Dobson heads the department.

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s regular clients include BAE Systems, Zurich Insurance and Aviva plc. Rhodri Richards heads the department, and Sara May is recommended.

Derek Adamson heads the team at DWF, where Lorraine Carolan is national head of counter fraud and executive partner Caroline Coates deals with cases in the automotive, manufacturing and utility sectors.

Key contacts at Keoghs LLP include Ken Young and Lis Shrimpton, the latter of whom defended a case brought by a worker who fell from a height in the workplace and suffered paraplegia as a result. Shrimpton helped to establish a significantly reduced liability.

Plexus Law’s team expertly addresses a broad range of other personal injury claims. Leading individual Damon Hart is a key contact along with Jason Burt and Anthony Bushell.

Clients of Weightmans LLP include Motor Insurers’ Bureau, AIG and Sabre Insurance. Adrian Marston heads the department and David Tuck, an industrial diseases specialist, is also recommended.

Browne Jacobson LLP’s team specialises in severe injuries, public sector work and highways authorities’ claims. Nottingham-based Susan Mabbott is national head, and Bridget Tatham is recommended.

Kennedys’ team grew through the recruitment of seven fee-earners, including a group of three from Lyons Davidson which included Mark Walsh and Robert Wallace. The team acts for clients in the energy, leisure and construction sectors. Radd Seiger heads the practice.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s team is led by Craig Wallace and includes key name Tony Hannington. The practice covers serious injury, industrial disease and road traffic accident claims.

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