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Weightmans LLP

6 NEW STREET SQUARE, NEW FETTER LANE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 1900
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 1901
DX:
310 CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Elaine Chapman

Tel:
Work 020 7822 1972
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Large loss and technical claims.

Position

Specialises in large loss and technical claims. Has been involved in severe brain injury cases, paraplegia and tetraplegia cases, amputations and other severe limb injury cases. Vast experience of dealing with all the issues that may arise in these cases, including care, statutory funding, rehabilitation and accommodation. Weightmans’ nominated rehabilitation champion. Has recently been involved in a well publicised contempt of court case on behalf of the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) where three out of four respondents were convicted of contempt of court proceedings, two of the respondents receiving a 12 month custodial sentence each. Was also involved in a case on behalf of the Police Authority, where a city trader was catastrophically injured in a road traffic accident. A claim was made against the Police Authority, pleading over £10m. Liability admitted. Forensic investigations and evidence resulted in a favourable compromise being achieved, circa £500,000.

Career

Trained Weightmans; qualified 1994; partner Weightmans 2001.

Member

FOIL; sits on the Special Interest Group on Rehabilitation.

Education

Mary Help of Christians; John Moores University FILEX (1993 LPC with commendation).

Leisure

Yoga, running, scuba diving, general fitness.


London: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Weightmans LLP's clients include major insurers, local authorities and self-insured corporates, and is on the panel of a number of insurers including the Motor Insurers' Bureau.  The 'very experienced' and 'hugely knowledgeable' Elaine Chapman heads the London team and is highly active in large loss and technical claims involving brain injury, paraplegia and tetraplegia, and amputations and severe limb injury. David Johnson is 'a really good judge of the long-term strategy for a case'. His wide-ranging expertise covers cases involving severe head and spinal injury, amputation and fatal accidents. Nicholas Richards has a strong record acting for European and UK-based insurers in cases involving accidents abroad.

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