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Wales: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 2


Particularly active in the manufacturing, construction, public and care sectors, BLM provides an 'excellent service' to insurers and corporates in relation to complex fatal accident investigations and high-profile inquests.  Team head, and recently promoted senior partner, Matthew Harrington has vast experience across health and safety regulatory matters and prosecutions, and is noted for his 'methodical and commercial approach'. The firm's national 24-hour helpline and access to advice in the immediate aftermath of an incident (including attendance at site), ensures that clients are well-served throughout the process.

Practice head(s):Matthew Harrington

Work highlights

  • BLM were instructed to act for Wessex Building Services Ltd after an Insulation contractor suffered personal injury during construction works.
Leading individuals

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Wales: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 2


Led out of Cardiff by Jane Lang , and also able to leverage the expertise of practitioners spread across the firm's national network of offices, BLM has a strong reputation on behalf of the members of healthcare defence organisations. The team has expertise across the spectrum of cases, including those involving alleged delay in diagnosis of cancer, surgical claims, brain injury, and claims brought under the Human Rights Act 1998. Lang also regularly defends healthcare professionals in disciplinary hearings before their regulators.

Practice head(s):Jane Lang

Other key lawyers:Aliyah Hussain

Key Clients

Medical Protection

Dental Protection

National Pharmacy Association

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 1


The 'knowledgeable and client-centric' team at BLM have a strong track-record across the spectrum of personal injury defendant work, from lower-value claims through to highly complex matters of the utmost severity. Based out of Cardiff, but also able to leverage the expertise of practitioners across the firm's national network of offices should the need arise, the firm has the critical mass to resource matters utilising practitioners with particular sub-specialisms, including Kerris Dale, who leads on motor claims; the 'very professional' John Roberts on public sector defence; and the 'vastly experienced' Matthew Harrington, who heads up the general liability and occupational disease sub-group.

Practice head(s):Matthew Harrington (head of general liability and occupational disease); Kerris Dale (head of motor claims); John Roberts (head of public sector) and Craig Hevicon (head of volume disease team)

Other key lawyers:Simon Cradick


'Excellent at industrial disease work.'

Key Clients

Cunningham Lindsey

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Capita Insurance Services

Tata Steel UK


BBA Aviation


Leading individuals
Next Generation Partners

John Roberts - BLM

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