Alan Jacobs

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)121 456 8470
Fax: +(44)(0)121 456 8480
Offices:Birmingham

What can I do for you?

I am a specialist in our insurance disputes team. I have handled employers' liability/public liability and motor claims for over 30 years, including catastrophic injury and disease. My approach on catastrophic and serious injury claims is to have the earliest possible dialogue and engagement with the claimant and their lawyers, to maximise the information flow from them and to guide and support them as much as possible towards the optimum medical and lifestyle resolution for the benefit of all involved. I use the skills learnt as a CEDR accredited and practising mediator to facilitate that dialogue and to achieve the right results for my clients.

I also advise on property damage claims and recoveries, particularly where there are personal injury issues, and have acted on large incidents where property and BI losses run into many millions of pounds and where there are numerous personal injury claimants, including fatalities. I act for a national retailer in defending product liability claims resulting in property damage (principally fire and flood) and obtaining recoveries.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

Clients rightly expect technical and practical advice of the highest quality, delivered in a clear and commercially aware way. In addition I focus on my clients' particular business needs and on delivering a service that fully supports those needs. I am acutely aware that every matter has the potential for reputational risk to the client and their business, and I handle accordingly with that always in mind. I am fully experienced in working with in-house counsel and at board level and in understanding and delivering on their particular needs.

What do others say about me?

Clients have described me as "extremely impressive", having a "calm attitude" and as an "experienced and effective insurance lawyer".