Jim has been with Weightmans since 1993 joining from Zurich (Eagle Star) where he was employed between 1985 and 1993.
Jim specialises in occupational disease cases with particular interest in respiratory disease, work related upper limb disorders and noise induced hearing loss claims.
Jim has been involved in much high profile litigation, defending class actions brought by claimants and represents the lead appellant in the Notts and Derbyshire Textile Litigation (Baker v Quantum Clothing) which came before the Supreme Court in November 2010.
The impact that COVID-19 is having and will have on claims handling organisations and litigation generally.
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v Cristopher Goldscheider Interveners; Association of British Orchestras, Society of London Theatre and UK…
Partner Jim Byard looks at the murky issue of diesel engine emissions, the risks of exposure and offers advice to businesses.
A claim for a contribution made by an insurer on risk for one period of culpable exposure against another insurer is a claim for “damages” rather than…