Mark Whittaker > DWF > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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I am a London based partner and head of the Occupational Health and Casualty team, within the firm’s leading Insurance team.




I have over 20 years’ experience acting for insurers, public and local authorities and corporate entities in defence of litigated personal injury claims, including advising on policy wording.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Local government

DWF advises local authorities on a range of matters, including governance, public pensions, and social housing. Mark Whittaker defends local authorities on personal injury claims and policy coverage issues, while insurance expert Perry Hill acts for schools . Caroline Sanders is an expert in social care debt recovery cases, as well as advising local authorities on public liability insurance claims; Katrina Boyd is noted for her defence of civil claims regarding the Grenfell Tower disaster.

London > Insurance > Personal injury: defendant

The ‘first class‘ offering at DWFhas the depth of experience that makes it one of the leading firms in this competitive market‘. The department is well placed to handle complex cross-border litigation and defend claims arising out of motor, employers’, public and products liability. The ‘talented‘ team comprises specialised practitioners with ‘extensive knowledge in their respective fields‘. Steven King heads up the London catastrophic injury and large loss group, focusing particularly on brain injuries, tetraplegia, paraplegia and amputations; other key contacts for maximum severity cases include Rhys Sanchez and Graham Dickinson. Claire Bowler and Sara-Jane Eaton oversee the international claims department, which is noted for its ‘unparalleled language skills and understanding of the EU insurer market‘. John Lezemore and Daniel Jordan take the lead on chronic pain and subtle brain injury work, respectively. Mark Whittaker heads a practice that handles a wide range of contentious cases for county councils and London boroughs.