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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

Ruth Graham

Tel:
Work 0161 838 6741
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Personal injury division.

Position

Head of transport unit. Handles motor, EL and PL catastrophic injury claims associated in particular with transport (bus, coach and haulage/fleet), also multi-party disaster actions, foreign jurisdiction/Rome II claims.

Career

Trained A W Mawer; qualified 1983; Ricksons, Preston/Manchester 1985-88; Lace Mawer 1988; partner 1991; training partner; trainee recruitment partner; former chairperson Manchester Young Solicitors; former chair civil litigation committee Manchester Law Society (council member Manchester).

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

Confederation of Passenger Transport; Freight Transport Association; accredited mediator; member Northern Circuit Joint Settlement Group Working Group; FOIL; Manchester Law Society.

Education

Bury Grammar School (Girls); Liverpool University (1980 LLB Hons 2(1)); College of Law, Chester (1981).

Leisure

Yoga, gym, walking, rugby, cricket.


North West

Transport

Within: Transport

At BLM Ruth Graham has ‘experience and knowledge that is second to none and nothing is ever too much trouble’. The ‘very experienced’ Andrew Millen  ‘always offers sound advice’. Graham oversees the transport team and specialises in catastrophic injury claims arising out of bus and coach accidents at home or abroad and is currently handling two claims in excess of £4m arising out of a coach crash. She is the client partner for a number of leading bus, coach, rail and tram operators as well as their insurers, brokers and claims handlers. {Joanna Peters} specialises in rail claims. Key clients include the National Express, Metrolink, Anderson Travel and Trathens/Parks of Hamilton.

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North West: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Ruth Graham - BLM

Within: Personal injury: defendant

BLM  ‘brings excellent technical knowledge as well as great experience and insight into each case. Not only is the firm progressive and constructive in its approach it also has a highly qualified team that has a good business understanding of the key issues’. Key members of the team include Jonathan Clay  who has a ‘strong understanding of the major issues’ and Ruth Graham  who is ‘vastly experienced and a tough negotiator in the motor insurance sector’. The ‘very thoroughStuart Furniss  and the ‘outstandingly hard workerDavid Spencer  are recommended along with the ‘cerebral’ Andrew Kerr . Nicholas Thorne  ‘combines intellect with common sense and gets great results for his clients especially on complex matters’. Liverpool-based consultant David Evans  is praised for his ‘extremely in-depth knowledge and his very good client care skills’. Also in Liverpool Joanne Francis  manages the casualty team. Key clients include Allianz, Zurich Insurance, Sainsburys and QBE.

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