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Martin Smith

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Martin Smith is a partner and is head of the motor team in Birmingham. He specialises in representing clients operating in a wide range of industrial and retail sectors in relation to personal injury claims, employers’ and public liability, motor cases and general insurance issues.


Trained Rowe Cohen Solicitors, Quay Street Manchester; qualified 2004; Fieldings Porter, Bolton (commercial litigation); Berrymans Lace Mawer, Manchester office; Berrymans Lace Mawer, Birmingham office; partner in present firm 2013. Publications of note: Post Magazine, BLM publications.


St Thomas More Catholic School Nuneaton; University of Hertfordshire (2;1) and Chester Law School.


Martin played football to a high standard, had England Schoolboy trials, represented his county and town and had trials with various Premier league clubs and was on Coventry City’s books when they won the FA cup in 1987.

West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

BLM is known for its 'exceptional work ethic', 'attention to detail', 'unparalleled knowledge' and 'ability to engage with its clients’. James Harvey co-heads the team and is ‘a tactical and tenacious litigator' who 'consistently goes the extra mile in order to achieve outstanding results’. He defended Compass Group against a £500,000 personal injury claim from an ex-employee and advised West Midlands Travel on a claim where a client was allegedly involved in a fault accident. Fellow practice head Mike Dobson is ‘exceptionally bright’ and ‘respected nationally, both by instructing insurers and opponents alike’. He acted for Allianz on an employer’s liability personal injury claim. Other notable names include:  Martin Smith  , who is an expert in motor insurance matters; and Stephen Hazelton, who focuses on catastrophic injury claims. Also recommended are: David Thompson, who is an expert in employer and public liability claims; and Verinder Bedi, who specialises in motor, employer liability and public liability claims. Chris Wiggin has joined Shakespeare Martineau LLP.

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