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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

Stephen Hazelton

Tel:
Work 0121 643 8777
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Personal injury.

Position

Stephen is a partner and a member of BLM’s catastrophic injury team. He qualified in 1985, and for more than 20 years has been dealing with severe brain injury and spinal claims, including claims where care and accommodation costs have been shared with the NHS and local authorities. Notable cases include Eeles v Cobham Hire (2009) EWCA 6204, which established the test to be applied when large interim payments are sought in cases suitable for periodical payments.

Career

Qualified 1985; ran niche practice acting solely for insurers, Oxford; partner Berrymans Lace Mawer 2007 to date.


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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