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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

Nicholas Thorne

Tel:
Work 0161 838 6330
Email:
BLM

Position

Nick has a lengthy history of expertise in defending personal injury actions and deals with claims of the utmost severity on behalf of insurer clients. He specialises in claims relating to road traffic accidents, employers liability and public liability.

Career

Trained James Chapman & Co; qualified 1995; assistant solicitor then partner (2002) James Chapman & Co/Halliwells LLP; partner Berrymans Lace Mawer 2009.

Education

Nottingham High School; Hull University (1992 Hons degree 2(1)); Chester College of Law (1993 commendation).

Leisure

Walking, cycling, reading.


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.

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North West: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

The lawyers at BLM  ‘put an enormous amount of effort into the work that they do but they never seem to lose focus on the main issue: getting the best result for the client’. The team has particular strength in abuse cases that are handled 'expertly, confidentially, sensitively and with the confidence of Council clients’. The ‘experienced, client-focused and very approachablePaul Tarne is a key member of the team and regularly acts for local authorities and emergency services in relation to civil claims. Mark Eisen  has also worked extensively for public sector clients in defending highways, employers’ and public liability claims. The team was pleased to add some key people to its ranks from Slater and Gordon  including Stephen Lintott and Tessa Leonard  . The ‘experienced and knowledgeableNicholas Thorne  is recommended from the catastrophic injury unit and Natalie Puce for her health, safety and environmental work. Wirral MBC, Sheffield City Council and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are all clients.

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