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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.

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A recent study revealed that fire fighters exposed to extreme heat and physical exertion demonstrated clinically recognised changes in the form of…

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subsidiary of the World Health Organisation, have reclassified diesel fumes as a grade 1…

Insights Occupational disease case law update

An round-up of recent prominent court decisions relating to occupational disease.

Insights Personal injury reform announced

On 23 February 2017 the Ministry of Justice issued its response to the swift 7 week consultation it held on reforming the soft tissue injury claims…

Insights HAVS: Diagnosis and staging by Dr. Roger Cooke

The recent editorial in Occupational Medicine by Ian Lawson identifies a number of persistent problems associated with the diagnosis and staging of…

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