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PLANTATION PLACE, 30 FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON, EC3M 3BL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7638 2811
Fax:
Fax 020 7920 0361
DX:
14302 MANCHESTER1
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Michael Pether

Tel:
Work 020 7865 3365
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Personal injury division.

Position

Michael is the head of the BLM public sector group.

Michael specialises in the defence of high profile sexual/physical abuse and bullying claims, including group litigation. He is nominated by several religious organisations, local authorities, school, youth and charity organisations and their insurers to deal with their most sensitive claims. Michael is currently involved in a number of group litigation abuse claims acting on behalf of schools and religious organisations as well as representing core participants and interested parties to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IISCA). Chambers & Partners 2016 states that Michael has “particular knowledge of abuse claims and often represents local authorities and religious and charitable organisations.” With Paula Jefferson, Michael is BLM’s lead abuse partner, speaking at internal and external events as well as contributing to publications and radio broadcasts commenting on abuse and IICSA issues.He is a past editor of the Bingham and Berrymans Personal Injury and Motor Claims Cases, a standard reference work in the field of personal injury. The 2016 edition of Legal 500 names Michael as an "elite lawyer".

Career

Qualified as barrister 1987; Lincoln’s Inn; pupillage 2 Temple Gardens; Berrymans qualified as solicitor 1990; partner 1995; editor of ‘Bingham and Berrymans Motor Cases’ (10th to 13th editions) plus supplements.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Taunton School; Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (BA Hons).

Leisure

Fatherhood, music, cooking, gardening.


London: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

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