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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

Dave Cottam

Tel:
Work 0116 242 8924
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Large loss and technical claims.

Position

Deals exclusively with, and has a national reputation in, catastrophic personal injury claims. These claims typically involve spinal injury/ paralysis, brain injury, amputation and chronic pain. Dave handles claims arising out of motor, employers liability, public authority and police cases. He is also the client relationship partner for AIG.

Career

Trained Bramleys Solicitors, Nottingham; qualified 1990; assistant solicitor Eking Manning, partner 1994; Weightmans 1999.

Member

FOIL.

Education

Harry Carlton Comprehensive School; University of Liverpool (1988 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Family and sport.


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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