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Employers' & Public Liability

We control lifecycles and make market-leading indemnity spend reductions

Our employer’s and public liability team specialise in investigating claims from injuries to employees, customers, contractors and the public, especially those with a cross-jurisdictional element. We act for a broad range of clients in this market. 

Our portfolio includes global specialist insurers, Lloyds and London Market underwriters, brokers, and Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 and FTSE-250 companies. We also represent many local authorities, fire and rescue services, police forces, charities and schools.

We have considerable knowledge of specific employer’s liability issues arising in the construction, retail, leisure, manufacturing, transport, logistics and public sectors. We manage work-related injury claims resulting from manual handling, falls from a height, chemical exposures, inadequacy of protective equipment, plant equipment and psychiatric injuries (arising from discrimination claims). We also advise clients on the provision of equipment and practices in the workplace in relation to COVID-19 Regulations. 

In relation to public liability, we advise insurers and their insureds in the public and private sectors, providing claims management and resolution advice. We handle claims relating to occupiers’ liability, contractors’ liability, trespass, public works, private landlords and social housing.  

Through our forensic approach, we identify opportunities for recoveries or contributions from other parties. With the support of our industry-leading complex injury and fraud teams, we assist with high-value or suspicious employers’ and public liability claims. At every stage, our lawyers work within quality and supervision frameworks to develop efficient case handling strategies, focused on swift resolution. We drive the resolution of claims to control lifecycles and make market-leading indemnity spend reductions.

Our dedicated policy development team monitor changes in the legal and insurance markets, keeping clients informed of current and future developments.

Brilliant. They are excellent technically, and get what our needs and desires are. They provide a tailored approach that works well for us" 

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Clyde & Co Newton

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Our Employers' & Public Liability Work

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  • UK & Europe
  • Hillsborough stadium disaster

    Instructed to represent Operation Resolve at the inquests into the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

    United Kingdom

    Local authority duty of care

    Representing Chester-le-Street District Council and others, where we considered the extent of duty of care owed by local authority to public when an interactive inflatable art exhibit took off, killing and injuring visitors.

    United Kingdom

    Local Authority public liability advice

    Advising the London Borough of Hounslow in the X and Y v Hounslow LB - 2009 EWCA Civ 286 case involving a duty owed by social workers towards vulnerable adults.

    United Kingdom

    Malicious procurement of a warrant, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment

    Advising on a complex and high value claim, over GBP 1.3m, pursued by multiple claimants alleging malicious procurement of a warrant, misfeasance in public office, trespass, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment.

    United Kingdom

    Public liability claim during property demolition

    Successful defence of a house owner sued by contractors for GBP 1 million following an accident during the demolition and reconstruction of a property.

    United Kingdom
  • Hillsborough stadium disaster

    Instructed to represent Operation Resolve at the inquests into the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

    United Kingdom

    Local authority duty of care

    Representing Chester-le-Street District Council and others, where we considered the extent of duty of care owed by local authority to public when an interactive inflatable art exhibit took off, killing and injuring visitors.

    United Kingdom

    Local Authority public liability advice

    Advising the London Borough of Hounslow in the X and Y v Hounslow LB - 2009 EWCA Civ 286 case involving a duty owed by social workers towards vulnerable adults.

    United Kingdom

    Malicious procurement of a warrant, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment

    Advising on a complex and high value claim, over GBP 1.3m, pursued by multiple claimants alleging malicious procurement of a warrant, misfeasance in public office, trespass, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment.

    United Kingdom

    Public liability claim during property demolition

    Successful defence of a house owner sued by contractors for GBP 1 million following an accident during the demolition and reconstruction of a property.

    United Kingdom

Our Employers' & Public Liability team

David Caswell
David Caswell

Partner

Simon Jones
Simon Jones

Partner

Chris Murray
Chris Murray

Partner

Christian Alvarado
Christian Alvarado

Partner

Sina Bahadoran
Sina Bahadoran

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Alison Beanum
Alison Beanum

Partner

Scott Bertschi
Scott Bertschi

Partner

Harry Boyle
Harry Boyle

Partner

Isabel Burón
Isabel Burón

Partner

Janet Butchart
Janet Butchart

Partner

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