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Weightmans LLP

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Chris Webb-Jenkins

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Weightmans LLP

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Local government and police.


Partner in a team defending personal injury claims, in particular against local authorities. Personal specialism in claims against social care providers in the public, private and voluntary sectors, such as failure to remove claims, abuse, Community Sexual Exploitation and human rights. Also personal specialism in advising social care providers on governance, regulation and safeguarding issues. Clients include Zurich Insurance, Travelers, AIG, Municipal Mutual Insurance Limited, Gallagher Bassett. Notable cases: North Wales Children’s Homes Group Action; South Wales Children’s Homes Group Action; Staffordshire Children’s Homes Group Action; NA v Nottinghamshire County Council; JB v Leicestershire County Council.


Dawson & Co – September 1989 to April 1993 – Articled Clark and Solicitor; Osborne Clarke – April 1993 to April 1996 – Solicitor; Browne Jacobson – April 1996 to April 2015 – Solicitor; Associate; Partner; Weightmans – May 2015 to date – Partner.


Law Society; Forum of Insurance Lawyers; Association of Local Authority Risk Managers.


St Georges College, Weybridge; University College, Durham (1988 BA (Hons) Law, 2(:1)).


Running, golf, table tennis, watching rugby.

West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

The team at Weightmans LLP  covers the entire spectrum of personal injury defendant work. David Tuck  leads the practice and specialises in occupational lung disease issues, mainly relating to asthma, allergies or asbestos exposure claims. Penelope Marshall  focuses on social services claims, which can often involve abuse or assault claims. Tim Salthouse is an expert in public and employer's liability claims, and recently defended the Motor Insurer’s Bureau against a £1,000,000 motor accident claim. Chris Webb-Jenkins' interests lie in social care and regularly works on group action cases.  Zurich Financial Services,  AIG and Ageas are key clients.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Weightmans LLP presence in local government is most notably handling employment, regeneration, real estate and social care matters. Jawaid Rehman leads the Birmingham team and regularly works with local authorities on employment matters. Zo Hoida is also a key figure and is an expert in real estate and regeneration projects. She recently worked with Nottingham County Council on the Gedling Access Road project. Also recommended is social care provider Chris Webb-Jenkins, who regularly defends local authorities against claims.

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