Areas of Expertise
Jamie joined Dolmans in 2002 and predominantly represents public sector and national companies and their insurers in defence of accidents in the workplace.
Jamie has developed expertise in dealing with claims for occupational illness and disease. These include asbestos-related disease, noise induced hearing loss / deafness and tinnitus, hand-arm vibration syndrome / VWF, work-related upper limb disorders, asthma, dermatitis and workplace poisoning.
Jamie has provided advocacy services in the County Court and in Coroners’ courts whilst also defending claims under the Highways Act 1980, the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, housing disrepair and a wide range of employers’ liability cases for public authorities, commercial companies and insurers. Jamie also has experience of bringing and defending claims under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978.
Jamie has delivered presentations and training on employers’ liability, civil procedure and HSE prosecutions to many public and private sector clients. He also contributes articles to the Dolmans' Insurance Bulletin.
Glyn Jeffery Summers v Cardiff City & County Council  EWHC 3066 (QB): a claim for damages for respiratory injuries suffered as a result of the claimant's exposure to asbestos during his employment in the 1960s was statute-barred under the Limitation Act 1980
PRH v Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council [2012 – unreported]: any change in the claimant's hearing (if it could be described as a disability) was not such as to leave him ‘appreciably worse off’ despite its permanence and fell within the de minimis principle so as not to be actionable
Jonathan Luke Rogers v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council  EWCA Civ 1134: a claimant who had a staged after-the-event insurance policy should have informed the defendant of that fact and set out the trigger moments when the second, or later stages, would be reached