Jamie McCabe


Jamie McCabe

Jamie McCabe


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Jamie qualified in 1991 and joined Keoghs in 2019.  He has been consistently ranked as one of the UK’s leading insurance lawyers. In the Chambers UK 2017 Guide he was described as: “extraordinary solicitor” Jamie McCabe is lauded by clients for his “excellent attention to detail and negotiation skills.”

He is a renowned expert for catastrophic injury work, and regularly defends clients against complex brain, spinal and fatal injury claims. Sources appreciate his ability to “pick up really little technical points that can make or break a case.”

Jamie was again a highly ranked lawyer in the Chambers UK 2018 Guide and was described as highly reputed for his excellent personal injury practice, and regularly defends leading motor insurers against a broad array of catastrophic injury claims. Clients commend him for his “superlative tactical and negotiation skills.”

His work consists exclusively of defendant catastrophic injury claims and last year he concluded in excess of 20 multi-million pound claims.  Alongside handling claims, Jamie advises insurers upon complex policy issues, provides strategic market advice and delivers regular training and auditing services to insurers on catastrophic claims issues.

Latest Insights by Jamie McCabe

Blogs 23/08/2021

A hands off approach to joint Part 35 expert reports

In a judgment handed down last week, Master Cook provided an important reminder about the approach taken in relation to the preparation of joint expert reports - in particular on the question of agendas for joint discussion. Partner Jamie McCabe takes a closer look.

Client Alerts 17/06/2021

Navigating RTA law post-Brexit

The decision of Mr Justice Spencer in Greenaway & Rocks –v- Parrish, Covea Insurance & MIB [2021] EWHC 1506 (QB) is an important one in signposting the interesting issues and challenges to be faced in dealing with large loss cases in the post-Brexit era. Partner Jamie McCabe looks at the complexities involved in this case.

Client Alerts 06/05/2021

Interim Payments: A lesson for the unwary

In the recent High Court case of PAL v Davison, the judgment raises a number of interesting practice points relevant to dealing with multi-million pound interim payment applications made shortly after life-changing accidents. Jamie McCabe explains more.

Client Alerts 23/04/2021

Part 36 enforceability in protected party cases

In this client alert, Partner Jamie McCabe discusses the recent case of Wormald v Ahmed [2021] EWHC 973 (QB) HHJ Ambrose, which has provided important guidance to those seeking to resolve catastrophic injury cases where the claimant is a minor or protected party by virtue of a lack of capacity. 

Client Alerts 22/03/2021

Supreme Court hands down decision about sleep-in carer wages

The insurance industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief after the long-awaited judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society –v- Tomlinson-Blake [2021] UKSC 8 was handed down. This employment law case about the calculation of pay for sleep-in carers had serious collateral ramifications about awards for future care in life-changing personal injury cases.