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BLM

KING'S HOUSE, 42 KING STREET WEST, MANCHESTER, M3 2NU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 236 2002
Fax:
Fax 0161 832 7956
DX:
14302 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Nick Bond

Tel:
Work 0161 838 6347
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Commercial insurance, speciality and financial lines.

Position

Partner dealing with commercial insurance with a specialism on policy coverage work. Acts for insurers, brokers, local authorities, and a variety of commercial entities and deals with a broad range of commercial disputes with particular emphasis on policy coverage, property damage, construction and professional negligence. Bringing and defending property-related recovery claims, which include: product liability, fire, flood, impact damage and subsidence. Construction related experience includes adjudication and acting for employers, contractors and insurers in relation to policy coverage, contractual disputes, product liability and property damage. The professional negligence practice encompasses a broad range of professions but with a bias towards acting on behalf of construction professionals including architects, engineers and surveyors.

Career

Trained DAC Beachcroft; qualified 2000; assistant solicitor 2000-04; associate DWF 2004-09; BLM 2009 to date; partner 2014.

Education

Newport Free Grammar School; Sheffield Hallam University (1995 LLB (Hons) 2.1); College of Law London (1996 LPC).

Leisure

Travel, football (playing and watching).


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

The ‘commercial and responsive’ team at BLM is commended for its ‘attention to detail’ and its ‘sensible, pragmatic and client-focused’ approach. Noted for its expertise in commercial insurance disputes, the team strengthened its practice with the recruitment of financial services expert Craig McAdam, the ‘fantastic’ Nick Gee, and Steve Kuncewicz, who handles IP, media and communications-related issues; they joined from Slater and Gordon in October 2017. On the commercial insurance side, Robert Steele, who co-heads the team with McAdam, advises on policy coverage, property damage, construction and engineering matters as well as product liability disputes. Catherine Mangham specialises in property damage liability and recovery and Nick Bond handles policy advice, property damage, subrogated recovery and professional indemnity matters. Senior associates Rebecca Young and Clare Durkin, whose ‘style is clear, timely and confident’, are also noted. Clients include Zurich, Allianz, Chubb, J Sainsbury, QBE, HSB and Spirit Pub Company.

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