Jeremy enjoys helping lawyers resolve their problem cases.
He also enjoys conferences with “misunderstood” if not downright difficult clients. He often travels to their homes.
Jeremy understands the discretion required to look after the client, the firm and the sometimes anxious fee earner.
He is a former in-house barrister with an international firm of commercial solicitors, with a pedigree in heavy engineering, construction, employment and property cases for heavy industry, banks and hotel chains.
Jeremy was called to the Bar in 1987. He has 25 years advocacy experience as a Barrister in all tribunals from the internal disciplinary to the High Court and Court of Appeal.
At various times he has been adviser and advocate for law centres, free representation bodies, trustee of an ex-offenders charity and is currently director of a charitable social advisory agency.
What people have said about Jeremy’s qualities:
“Calm demeanour and acuity”
“Clarity and good humour”
“Extremely knowledgable and adept”
“Eloquent, polite and extremely skillful”
“Gave me complete confidence”
" I was indeed pleased to have instructed Jeremy Dable in one of my most challenging cases. This case, though worrisome for me as the conducting fee earner, was given a glimmer of hope when Jeremy’s proficiency and adeptness surfaced against the fortitude of a tenacious Defendant. Jeremy’s guidance and support gave me confidence that there might be a chance of success. Jeremy undoubtedly took the bull by the horns and brought the case to a triumphant conclusion. I will have no hesitation in recommending Jeremy in future cases. On a side note I must say that I was comforted by the fact that his wit and humour made the overall experience an endurable one. Thank you Jeremy." Dawn-Marie Nesbitt - Minster Law
The Professional Negligence Bar Association, and Personal Injury Bar Association.
Jeremy conducts in house training for Solicitors, Paralegals and others in a range of areas of practice by powerpoint talk, role play exercises and workshops.
Serious Injury and Professional Indemnity
Jeremy is a longstanding specialist in personal injury claims, with extensive experience in brain injury, industrial disease and clinical and professional negligence.He has particular experience in the preparation of significant future loss and dependency claims.
Jeremy receives instructions from several leading personal injury law firms.
His professional experience has taken him through every aspect of industrial disease litigation, for both claimant and defendant, including:- repetitive strain injuries (RSI- WRULD including carpal tunnel, teno-sinovitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow, trigger finger), vibration white finger (VWF), asbestosis, mesothelioma and occupational asthma, occupational dermatitis, noise induced industrial deafness (NIHL) and acoustic shock.
Allied to personal injuries:- clinical negligence including delay in diagnosis, surgical complications, MRSA and other infections, and dental negligence.
His work with solicitors' negligence claims continues the injuries theme with under-settlements, limitation, and extends into covering problems with advice on financial and property transactions, conveyancing negligence, lender and mortgage claims and surveyors negligence particularly disrepair and valuation.
Property and Commerce
Jeremy undertakes property, construction and commercial disputes, involving conveyancing, landlord and tenant, easements, boundaries, covenants, contractual disputes, sale of goods, franchises, commercial agency and also the partnership and directors' disputes which sometimes precede or follow such matters together with accompanying procedures of interim injunctions and winding up applications.
Jeremy provides a support service to SMEs for contentious and non- contentious work. He travels to their premises for advice, representation and mediation in disputes pre-and post litigation, regulatory compliance and board room conflict.
Of Note in Recent Years:
Legionnaires disease: Negotiated 7 claims culminating with an award, awaiting approval, of £300,000, a current UK record
PPI Litigation: Conducted a number of trials and successful settlements before the bulk of the work was redirected to the FOS.
Burns mutilation: Revived and took to trial claim for an infant neglected for 15 years against Local Authority for negligent electrical wiring causing 25% full thickness burns to 5 year old girl. When scientific literature was lacking, commissioned original research on two aspects of the claim at two separate UK universities. The Local Authority rejected a nuisance offer of £10,000 but was obliged to settle on the last day of trial resulting in award of £250,000.
Highways Department VWF epidemic: Involved from first lay instructions to final settlement of all the claims against a North West Local Authority for vibration white finger for their road gangs. Current thinking was that such claims were fast-track but the settlements ranged up to £250,000.
Brain injury: Jeremy has repeatedly referred “concussion” victims to experts who have confirmed overlooked significant brain injury despite prior all clear from neurologists. Significant settlements followed in each case.
Fraud: A common theme of trials over the last three years .