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Michael Brooks joins Flint Bishop as a Partner and will lead the Uninsured Loss Recovery department across the firm’s Birmingham and Derby offices.

Having joined from national firm Shakespeare Martineau, Michael brings over 18 years of experience in litigation, dealing with claims for vehicle and property damage and credit hire. He predominantly acts for large national and multinational companies who operate fleets of vehicles across a range of sectors including haulage and logistics, hire, construction and infrastructure services and retail.

Michael has developed an in-depth knowledge of civil procedures as well as expertise on the application of European Regulations relating to vehicle insurance and claims involving the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. At Shakespeare Martineau, he was instrumental in helping to build the firm’s uninsured loss recovery operation, of which he was the technical lead.

A notable work highlight is the case of Highways England -v- Tesco/Booth involving the recovery of damage to the highway both in terms of contractual entitlement for contractors to pursue such claims and the appropriate measure of loss to be applied by the court.

He said: “I am excited to join Flint Bishop and take up a new challenge as Head of Recoveries. The firm has plans for significant growth and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to contribute to that ambition.”

Qamer Ghafoor, chief executive of Flint Bishop, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Michael to the firm. His arrival signifies a major capture for Flint Bishop as we continue to advance our ambitious growth plans.

“In August and September alone, we have recruited a total of 33 new starters across multiple practice areas, with a number of other significant appointments being announced in the coming weeks and months.”

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