The Manchester office plays a vital role in Clyde & Co’s leading casualty and healthcare practice and offers exceptional strength in the areas below.
We have extensive expertise in defendant personal injury work, with decades of combined experience in employers’ and public liability and motor claims. Our team handles matters of all type and value, from trips and slips to catastrophic injuries, and has specialists in credit hire and costs. We are committed to providing a consistent service to clients throughout the life of a claim, from filing to quantum. Our occupational disease and environmental claims team provides a market leading claims handling solution to major composite insurers, corporations, multinationals with captive cover and self insured companies.
Our award winning catastrophic injury team handles a wide range of high value claims involving acquired brain injury, spinal cord damage and amputation. We deal with injuries of the upmost severity and resultant damages claims at the top end of the spectrum. We have extensive experience in handling claims with a foreign element and in-depth knowledge and expertise to tackle the complex and challenging issues that arise in this type of claim often dealing with unprecedented issues, whilst managing the expectations of foreign lawyers and insurers.
We have been involved in many of the largest and most high profile cases in product liability in recent years. Our extensive work with product liability insurers, manufacturers and other insureds ensures that our expertise meets the needs of each particular case. Clients come to us for the successful resolution of their most sensitive and high-profile matters. Our international breadth, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas, enables us to assist clients on complex cross-border multi-jurisdictional claims.
Our police and emergency services team is led by Siobhan Mullins. We have been appointed by the Police National Framework to represent some of the UK’s largest police forces in relation to all types of employers' liability and public liability claims and are regularly instructed on behalf of the fire and rescue services. We also act for the emergency services and their insurers in relation to road traffic claims.
Our fraud team is one of our fastest-growing practices, covering a range of insurance and non-insurance fraud disputes, with an emphasis on motor and organised frauds. Our lawyers work closely with our intelligence analysts and understand the role of technology in fighting fraud.
The office offers a renowned regional capability for the handling of complex property insurance disputes. The team undertakes a range of specialist property risks work including property damage liability; subrogation recoveries; policy coverage and first party fraud claims.
Additionally, we have lawyers who specialise in complex, high value professional negligence and property and construction insurance claims for clients including accountants, solicitors, surveyors, architects and project managers.
Our dedicated regulatory team has extensive experience handling claims with a regulatory crime aspect. It has represented corporate clients in criminal investigations and prosecution by local authorities and regulators including the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, Trading Standards and the Office of Fair Trading.
Our national and international employment team acts for employers and senior employees advising on domestic and international matters including intractable disciplinary and grievance issues, performance management, redundancy, outsourcing and other TUPE advice. Our dedicated pensions team forms part of the employment group and advises on all aspects of UK pensions law acting for trustees of occupational pension schemes, employers, independent trustees, the Pension Protection Fund, the Pension Infrastructure Platform, pension trustee indemnity insurers and life assurance companies.
Our marine team specialises in all aspects of cargo and freight claims, of all sizes. We act in a wide range of claims arising from the damage/loss of cargo in transit, whether it involves carriage by sea, air, rail or road. Our services also extend to logistics, warehousing, ports and terminals.