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PLANTATION PLACE, 30 FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON, EC3M 3BL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7638 2811
Fax:
Fax 020 7920 0361
DX:
14302 MANCHESTER1
Email:
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Jim Sherwood

Tel:
Work 020 7638 2811
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Product liability and police.

Position

Jim leads the product liability and recall team at BLM, acting for insurers, suppliers and manufacturers. With his team he handles domestic and international product liability and recall claims and regulatory issues across a range of industry sectors, from minor injury claims to major group litigation and international claims, working with a global network of specialists. He provides coverage advice arising from public and product liability policy issues. His team handles high-value fire/flood damage commercial property claims involving products designed, supplied and/or installed. He leads the BLM team acting for the main defendant in the PIP Breast Implant Group Litigation and also acted for a number of defendants in the ‘toxic sofa’ group litigation, the largest group action ever mounted in the UK. He was a guest speaker at the annual Liability Underwriters Group (LUG) conference in 2014, presenting on group litigation and emerging risks in product liability. He led the product recall workshop at the annual AIRMIC conference in 2014. Jim has been recognised as an expert for several years by the legal directories, praised by clients as an “astute tactician” and for providing an “excellent service and proactive approach”.

Career

Admitted 1988; joined Berrymans (now Berrymans Lace Mawer) 1990; partner 1996.

Languages

French.

Member

Forum of Police Defence Lawyers; British Insurance Law Association.

Education

Sheffield University (LLB Hons).

Leisure

Family.


London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Product liability: defendant

BLM fields a strong team of dedicated practitioners, who are regularly instructed by insurers, manufacturers and corporate clients. The firm also has a specialist food group, which assists with related claims and consultations. Jim Sherwood heads the practice and is a key contact for fire and flood damage and commercial property claims, as well as regulatory issues. Edinburgh-based Ian Leach has been active in the field for more than 30 years and has a particular focus on pharmaceutical disputes. Michael Harvey and Carys Oatham are also noted.

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