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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
Client Alerts 02/10/2020
A recent High Court cost ruling by Master Whalan in the case of PLK & Ors  EWHC B28 (Costs) is likely to lead to an increase in damages in catastrophic injury cases where there is a lack of financial capacity.
Client Alerts 05/08/2020
In the recent case of Domeney v Rees & Another  EWHC 2115 (QB) Master Davison provided a timely reminder of the court’s power to restrict the use of expert evidence in road traffic cases.
Complex Injury Partners Jamie McCabe and Andrew Underwood analyse the recent case of Chaplin v Pistol 2020 EWHC 1543 (QB), where the High Court dismissed an application by the defendant to rely on statistical evidence on the issue of life expectancy, a similar application having been rejected at earlier CMC in July 2019.