The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

Andrew Kerr

Tel:
Work 0161 838 6987
Email:
BLM

Position

Partner specialising in acting for insurers in catastrophic injury claims arising from EL, PL and motor claims; principally acts for Zurich and Allianz insurers, as well as some plcs.

Career

Trained Cobbett Leak Almond; qualified 1992; Mace & Jones 1992-97; James Chapman (now Halliwells) 1997-2007, partner 2002; partner Berrymans Lace Mawer 2007 to date.

Member

FOIL.

Education

St Hugh’s College, Nottingham; Manchester University (1989 LLB Hons); Chester College of Law (1990).

Leisure

Reading, walking, music, art galleries, Formula 1, boxing.


North West: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

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.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to