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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

David Johnson

Tel:
Work 020 7822 7146
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Large loss and technical claims.

Position

Undertakes civil litigation work, on behalf of UK insurers. Specialises in complex injury claims, including brain injury and subtle brain damage claims. Also has a special interest in chronic pain claims. Experience in dealing with cases that involve the quantification of foreign care regimes, periodical payment orders, statutory funding issues, fatal accidents, medical negligence disputes and mediation as a form of dispute resolution. Regularly presents on complex injury claim issues and personal injury law generally, to both insurers and multinational companies alike. He has further appeared extensively in the legal press and on television, commentating on insurance industry and claims related issues.

Career

Qualified 2001; partner 2007; partner Weightmans 2011.

Member

David is was president of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers) for 2013-14, an industry organisation that represents the interests of insurance lawyers and will lobby government on issues affecting that sector. As such, David regularly meets with organisations such as the Ministry of Justice, The Civil Justice Council and The Law Society. He also works closely with the Association of British Insurers (ABI).


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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