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

Catherine Mangham

Tel:
Work 0161 838 6755
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Commercial litigation.

Position

Catherine specialises in property damage recovery and liability claims and has developed a niche practice in particular handling subsidence damage claims, contractor’s liability and construction and engineering matters. She handles major loss property damage work involving fire and flood and policy coverage and manages property damage recovery schemes for major insurers, supervising a team to achieve cost-effective recoveries relating to both injury and property damage settlement. Recent work includes her successes at the Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal in the case of Epsom College Ltd v Pierse Contracting Southern Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1449 when she acted for a major insurer, recovering rectification costs from a defendant construction company for causing a nail to penetrate a pipe during the course of building works undertaken 3 years prior to the damage occurring. She also handled the high profile TPO case securing felling of the 100 year beech tree in Irton. Catherine presented at the Post Magazine Annual Property Conference on Subsidence Strategy and provides conducts regular claims clinics to insurers providing expertise and training on property damage claims. She has been praised by insurers who ‘admire her work’ and for her ‘hard work’ ‘excellent and very useful training pitched at just the right level’. Clients: Allianz Insurance, Crawley Borough Council, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, Sainsbury’s, Travelers Insurance, Zurich Insurance.

Career

Trained BLM 2002; qualified 2004; associate 2009; partner 2014. Publications of note: Post Magazine, Annual Property Claims Conference: Subsidence and Emerging Issues: Property Claims: Lawyers in CFA plea, May 2011; Application of defect exclusion in CAR policy : Seele Australia GMBH & Co v Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd [2007] EWHC 1411 (Comm), BLM E-Bulletin, 2009.

Member

Subsidence Forum, Law Society, BLM’s Subsidence Insurance Group.

Education

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School; University of Warwick (2000 LLB (Hons) Law 2.1; 2001 Legal Practice Course, Distinction).

Leisure

Swimming, travel.

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