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BLM

63 TEMPLE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 643 8777
Fax:
Fax 0121 643 4909
DX:
13077 BIRMINGHAM 1
Web:
www.blmlaw.com
Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, Dublin and 8 more

Mike Dobson

Tel:
Work 0121 633 6638
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Personal injury.

Position

Mike Dobson specialises in defending catastrophic injury claims on behalf of insurers and their policy holders. He is nominated by a leading UK insurer to handle claims involving brain and spinal injury, amputations and loss of sight. Mike also manages a dedicated team of lawyers handling high-value and traumatic injury employers’ liability, public liability and motor claims. Current cases include a £3m claim involving a pedestrian who suffered severe spinal and brain injury and a number of serious road traffic accidents involving severe brain injury. Mike is also regularly instructed to deal with fatal accidents, cases involving amputations and chronic pain claims.

Career

Trained Berrymans Lace Mawer; qualified 1996; partner 2003.

Education

St Anselms College; University of Sheffield (1993 LLB Hons 2(1)); College of Law, York (1994).

Leisure

Football, golf, sailing, walking, mountain biking.


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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