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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk
Bristol, Hong Kong, London, Singapore

Nick McMahon

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6896
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/nick-mcmahon
RPC

Work Department

Health and safety / environmental, liability, product liability / recall, and insurance.

Position

Nick specialises in health and safety and environmental regulatory matters, representing individuals and SMEs as well as blue chip companies in investigations, prosecutions and inquests across all industry sectors.

Product liability experience includes large-scale medical product and pharmaceutical risks, including the PIP breast implant litigation and the MMR/MR vaccine litigation. He has also advised on product recall issues. Civil cases include complex and catastrophic injuries in employer, public and medical malpractice liability claims. He also advises on insurance coverage.  

Nick speaks and writes regularly on relevant topics

Career

Trained Bond Pearce; qualified 1989; joined Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 1991; partner 2001; Head of Health and Safety 2010.

Member

Health and Safety Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Education

Truro School; University of Wales, Cardiff (1986 LLB Hons); College of Law, Guildford (1987).

Leisure

Music; film; football; squash; travel.


London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

RPC has expertise in cases relating to corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, as well as matters involving serious incidents and casualties. Nick McMahon, 'a calm and reassuring presence for all his clients', is one of two practice heads and advises on pre-emptive and reactive health and safety issues in the healthcare, retail and construction sectors. He works alongside 'brilliant tactician and leader' Gavin Reese, who often advises on high-profile investigations and prosecutions.

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London: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

RPC has a proven track record of handling complex personal injury cases, that usually involve life-altering injuries, namely amputation and brain injury. Practice co-head Gavin Reese's expertise includes cases involving stress and chronic pain claims. Nick McMahon's specialisms cover health and safety regulation, but he is also experienced across high-value severe injuries and group actions. Catastrophic as well as fatal injury claims are key areas of activity for Steven Aitken.

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Product liability: defendant

Within: Product liability: defendant

RPC has an experienced team acting for insurers in claims arising particularly in the life sciences area, where Dorothy Flower is a key name, but is also active in the automotive, chemicals, household goods and technology fields. The group regularly acts in disputes which span multiple jurisdictions and works closely together with the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Gavin Reese took over the practice lead from Flower, and he and consultant Nick McMahon have longstanding experience in the field. Legal director Peter Rudd-Clarke advises on regulatory matters.

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Legal Developments by:
RPC

  • Cancelling insurance: insolvency and downgrade clauses

    One of the most common concerns for both parties to an insurance contract (including reinsurance) is that the other party might become insolvent and unable to perform its obligations under the contract. Both insurer and insured will therefore wish to have the right to cancel the insurance mid-term in the event of the other party’s insolvency, or a change in its financial circumstances that makes its insolvency a more likely prospect in the near future.
    - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

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