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Peter Walmsley

Partner, Manchester

Peter is a partner in the casualty and healthcare group and head of the CAT Team in Manchester. He undertakes catastrophic and large loss claims for major clients such as AXA and NFU Mutual.

Peter deals with all aspects of Road Traffic Accident, Employer’s Liability and Public Liability Claims, advising insurer clients on all aspects of the claim from indemnity, procedure and liability to quantum, rehabilitation and reserve,
Peter has particular a specialism in complex spinal and brain injuries routinely dealing with claims in excess of £5 million.

For one client Peter is the sole legal supplier for claims in the Channel Islands and high value foreign claims.
As part of his high value European work Peter is developing niche expertise in European conflicts of law, enabling him to develop strong links with European insurers and lawyers alike.

Peter is well renowned for his technical excellence and his consensual approach to severe injury litigation. He regularly speaks at conferences on issues of relevance to the industry and advises clients on key strategic projects.

Having originally trained at The Bar, Peter cross-qualified in 1999.

He is a member of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers).