Jeremy Dable (1987)

Jeremy Dable (1987)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 1987 Public Access Accredited


General Information


Professional negligence of:

Solicitors; barristers; legal executives; paralegals in relation to property; construction and commercial transactions; conveyancing; landlord and tenant; easements; boundaries; covenants; failure to draw up wills leaving disappointed legatees and wrong advice and drafting in, finance, mortgages and consumer credit matters.

Jeremy also attends to the partnership and director's indemnities and contributions which often precede or follow, together with procedures of interim injunctions and winding up applications where necessary and appropriate.

Other Professionals' Negligence:

Architects, surveyors ,engineers and valuers in claims for missed defects, inflated valuations and certifications, catastrophic collapses.

Clinical Negligence:

Detailed and specific experience of claims involving orthopaedic accidents, delays and misdiagnoses; failure to refer symptoms or diagnose cancers; catastrophic complications in heart bypass operations; failure to identify or treat post operative infections including MRSA; complications before, during and after birth for both mother and baby; complications of cosmetic surgery and adequacy of consent, implant complications and other medical products; delayed or misdiagnosis of meningitis and legionnaires disease; complications of vasectomies, hysterectomies, bladder and bowel functions; and a full range of dental negligence.

Financial irregularities and insolvency:

Claims against IVA Supervisors, Administrators, Receivers and Trustees in Bankruptcy arising from claims for breach of contract or breaches of statutory duty in mishandling funds and assets.

Civil and commercial litigation :

Property, construction and commercial disputes involving conveyancing; landlord and tenant; easements; boundaries; covenants; contractual disputes; sale of goods; franchises; commercial agency; partnership and directors' disputes; interim injunctions; winding up applications.

Also high value personal injury including catastrophic injury and brain injury; specialist disease work; industrial disease litigation, RSI- WRULD, VWF, asbestosis, mesothelioma and occupational asthma, occupational dermatitis, NIHL and acoustic shock.

Jeremy enjoys helping fellow lawyers resolve their problem cases and particularly enjoys conferences with “misunderstood” if not downright difficult clients. Most conferences are now held in solicitors’ offices, or at the client’s home or office. Jeremy understands the discretion required to look after the client, the firm and the sometimes anxious fee earner.


Advocacy in the full range of contested costs disputes.

Consultancy services

Jeremy regularly undertakes training, management and case handling workshops, in civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Qualification, practice and experience

Barrister at Law in independent practice

Resident in Preston Lancashire

Called to the Bar 1987, Jeremy has 27 years experience of advocacy, drafting and advising in all tribunals from the internal disciplinary to the High Court and Court of Appeal.

He has over 9 years experience as an accredited mediator in a wide range of predominantly commercial disputes.

Graduate with LLB Leeds University 1984


Member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association

Chairman of a Citizens Advice Bureau and Chairman of Preston Faith Forum, the interfaith charity for Preston.

Contact Details

Mobile: 07973 310450






  • The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation v Carvel & Anor, Court of Appeal - Chancery Division, June 11, 2007, [2007] EWHC 1314 (Ch),[2007] 4 All ER 81
  • International probate dispute over American Ice Cream fortune estimated  at $350,000
  • Gallaher International  Limited  v Tlais Enterprises Limited , Ptolomeos Tlais [2008]EWHC 2046
  • International tobacco agency dispute with allegations of titanic levels of smuggling and conspiracy.
  • Biffa Waste Services Limited v Ali Dinler and Others [2013] EWCH 3582 (QB) 2013 WL 5336572
  • High Court procedural decision on post Jackson reforms, pre-cursor to and fully anticipating Mitchell in the Court of Appeal.

Unreported cases of note and interest

  • Legionnaires’ disease: negotiated 7 settlements, culminating with an award in one case of £300,000, a current UK record.
  • Housing Authority action arising from breach contract of sub-contractors. When scientific literature was lacking, commissioned original research on two aspects of the claim at two separate UK universities. The authority was obliged to settle on the last day of trial for 25 times claimant’s initial offer.
  • PPI litigation. One of the very few counsel who actually conducted trials as well as prosecuting claims to settlement.

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