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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
DX:
14302 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Jason Nash

Tel:
Work 0161 838 6953
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Professional indemnity.

Position

Jason is head of the professional indemnity department in BLM's northern offices. He has over 20 years' experience dealing with professional indemnity claims against a range of professionals, including surveyors, construction professionals, solicitors and accountants. He handles cases through the courts as well as arbitration, adjudication and mediation. Jason is an accredited mediator. Jason's practice also includes representing professionals in relation to regulation and disciplinary matters, often undertaking his own advocacy. He regularly lectures to insurers and insured on a variety of topics in this field. He recently acted for insurers in the supreme court case Jones v Kany [2010] in which the court reviewed the established law relating to experts' immunity from suit.

Career

Trained Bevan Ashford, Bristol; qualified 1990; assistant solicitor dealing with professional negligence claims for solicitors, accountants, surveyors and other professionals Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Bristol 1990-96; associate dealing with professional negligence claims against solicitors Henmans, Oxford 1996-97; associate dealing with professional negligence claims against surveyors, accountants and other professionals Kennedys, London 1997-99; associate dealing with professional negligence claims against wide range of professionals Weightmans, Manchester 1999-2000; partner BLM and head of professional indemnity in the North, dealing with claims against all types of professionals 2001.

Member

Law Society; British Insurance Law Association.

Education

Alleyns School, London; University College, Cardiff (1987 LLB 2(1)); Guildford College of Law (1988 Law Society Final).

Leisure

Golf and other sports.


North West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Jason Nash - BLM

Within: Professional negligence

BLM  is ‘undoubtedly one of the pre-eminent firms in the North-West in professional negligence work. The well-structured team has good industry knowledge in claims handling and defendant litigious work for insurers'. Standout individuals include Ben Parks  and Jason Nash: Parks is ‘calm and measured but his calmness masks a steely resolve'; Nash is ‘as tenacious as he is sagacious - he has a nose for a weak case and will hunt it down mercilessly’. Nash, an accredited mediator, acts for a range of professionals on regulatory and disciplinary matters and sits on the Regulatory Affairs Board of the Law Society. Parks frequently defends high value claims brought against solicitors, surveyors, brokers, IFAs and construction professionals. The ‘excellent’ team is currently defending a solicitor client in a matter under appeal. The claimant paid £1.03m for the purchase of a residential property. Following completion it came to light that the purported vendor was a fraudster impersonating the true vendor. By the time the fraud came to light the purchase money had dissipated. The matter will have serious ramifications on the extent of a solicitor’s liability where they are innocently caught up in a fraud. Key clients include Hiscox and Inter Hannover.

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