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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

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Craig Wallace

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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Insurance & Business Solutions




Craig’s area of expertise includes dealing with high value, often contentious, insurance claims on behalf of insurers, intermediaries and self insureds in the defence of all forms of casualty, property and product liability claims.

With a background of working in-house Craig has extensive experience of insurance related issues and regularly advises on policy coverage including s152 declaratory proceedings. Other areas of specialism include the defence of and pursuit of subrogated recovery claims.

Craig also works closely with organisations such as the Birmingham Insurance Institute.

West Midlands: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Shakespeare Martineau LLP  provides 'excellent client service' and 'covers all areas of litigation arising out of industrial accidents and deaths'. Leading the team is Julia Messervy-Whiting , who is 'fantastically well-organised' and 'gives sound advice at the earliest possible stage'. Also recommended are Craig Wallace  and associate David Ollivere . Direct Line, the University of Warwick and The NEC are key clients.

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West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Shakespeare Martineau LLP act for Direct Line, Zurich and DHL, where its ‘experience is outstanding’ and ‘response times exceed expectations’. Practice head Craig Wallace is an expert in catastrophic injury claims and splits his time between the firm’s Birmingham and London offices. Julia Messervy-Whiting has extensive experience in employer’s and public liability claims, as well as motor accident claims. Jayne Doore was promoted to partner in 2017 and ‘adopts a very thorough approach to the investigation and defence of high value personal injury claims’ and ‘her attention to detail is second to none’. Consultant Julia Holden has ‘a wealth of knowledge dealing with high value personal injury claims’ and ‘is able to negotiate with the claimant's lawyers and bring about early and sensible settlements’. The team has been strengthened with the arrivals of corporate risk specialist Christopher Wiggin, who recently joined from *BLM.

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