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Browne Jacobson LLP

MOWBRAY HOUSE, CASTLE MEADOW ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 1BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 976 6000
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Fax 0115 947 5246
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718130 NOTTINGHAM-27
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www.brownejacobson.com
Browne Jacobson LLP, James Fawcett, Nottingham, ENGLAND

James Fawcett

Tel:
Work 0115 908 4874
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance and public risk/technical claims and social care.

Position

Partner, James, leads the team that spans both our London and Nottingham offices. He is a key member of our Technical Claims team.  He specialises in Defendant insurance litigation, with particular expertise in complex personal injury litigation and claims arising from equality and Human Rights legislation. His very large over-arching team includes our local authority team, motor team, commercial insurance specialists, our education sub-team, housing team, and he also manages a sub-team which specialises in pursuing business recovery and debt actions.

James currently handles a varied caseload of complex, high value litigation, acting on behalf of Local Authorities, Public Bodies, education establishments and NHS Trusts as well as commercial and agricultural organisations. He has considerable experience in handling catastrophic injury claims, including cases involving traumatic brain injury, amputation, fatal accidents, disease and stress at work claims.

James works closely with a number of key clients, providing tailored training sessions, secondments, and advice on risk management issues. He will always look to immerse himself in the client’s philosophy and adapt his approach accordingly.

James’ recent experience includes:

  • Managing a caseload with reserves in excess of £30m.
  • Securing a discontinuance in a case handled on behalf of a key policyholder of a commercial insurer client after demonstrating deliberate exaggeration by the claimant, resulting in a saving in excess of £600,000.
  • Successfully negotiating settlement of an employers’ liability claim involving complex causation arguments, with a pleaded value in excess of £2 million. Following a preliminary trial in the High Court settlement was achieved at £500,000, with a recovery action subsequently pursued.
  • Leading the debate on devolution in the public sector in an insurance context – see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WggMnZr2vI

Career

Trained Cutts Shiers, qualified 2002, partner 2014. Cutts Shiers; assistant solicitor Davies Lavery; joined Browne Jacobson 2006.

Member

  • Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL)
  • Nottingham Insurance Institute
  • Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society

Education

Myers Grove School, Sheffield; Northampton University (BA Law (Hons)).

Leisure

Sport (particularly football), spending time with young family.

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