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Weightmans LLP

WATERLOO HOUSE, 71 PRINCESS ROAD WEST, LEICESTER, LE1 6TR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0116 253 9747
Fax:
Fax 0116 275 8912
DX:
719592 LEICESTER 17
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Andrew Clarke

Tel:
Work 0116 261 6422
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Local government and police.

Position

Partner in the local government and police team in Leicester and Birmingham. Handles the most complex public sector litigation with emphasis on multi-party complex EL/PL cases, stress, harassment and bullying claims. Also has a particular interest in subsidence, flooding and tree root property damage claims. Acts for most local authorities in the Midlands and Shire Counties and their insurers. Regularly delivers training for clients and for public sector organisations including ALARM, CIPFA, EMIOG and MSIG.

Career

Trained Whittles; senior assistant solicitor James Chapman & Co 2001-05; solicitor Weightmans 2006-08; associate Weightmans 2008-14; partner Weightmans 2014-date

Member

FOIL; Leicester Law Society.

Education

Thomas Cowley High School; Boston College; Hull University (1997 LLB (Hons)); College of Law, York (1998 LPC).

Leisure

Football, running, walking, music, family.


East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Weightmans LLP demonstrates particular strength in defending matters involving disease, large loss or motor claims, but also fields a strong practice in claims involving the police or local authorities in addition to a busy defendant clinical negligence caseload. Practice head Dave Cottam acted on behalf of a local authority in a claim brought for failure to remove a minor who had been severely injured by his mother’s partner as a baby, sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury and later developing cerebral palsy. Another highlight in Cottam’s recent workload was acting for AIG in a case involving a claimant who had sustained a severe brain injury when being knocked down by the driver of a rental vehicle, including the arrangement of an Immediate Needs Assessment, intensive rehabilitation and settlement negotiations involving a periodical payment order. Andrew Clarke acted for Nottinghamshire County Council in a claim brought under the Highways Act by a pedestrian who had slipped on ice, claiming the council should have gritted the footpath. Mike Simpson, Paul Debney, Clare Malpus, Deborah Edwards and consultant John Glendening are also recommended. The illustrious client list also features Zurich, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and Sportscover Europe.

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