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        Caroline Coates

        Partner // Head of Insurance Sector // Head of Automotive

        Caroline specialises in product liability cases, complex employers' liability and public liability claims for automotive, manufacturing, utility and public sector clients.
        Caroline specialises in insurance-backed product liability cases, complex PL claims, fire/floods and construction related claims. Her experience covers automotive, manufacturing and utility clients. She also acts on liability claims for public sector clients.

        Caroline's focus is on litigation and all things automotive, with a particular specialism in product and public liability claims

        Much of her work involves examining the contractual position, terms and conditions and, in most cases, the question of insurance policy cover. She is well versed in both litigation and mediation in order to resolve disputes, frequently multi-party. Caroline also represents clients in connection with fatal accidents, including Inquests and HSE prosecutions and anything involving reputational risk.

        For many years she has acted on all types of claims following fires, escapes of water and construction problems in addition to novel disease claims.

        Caroline won Birmingham Law Society Partner of the Year 2014 and was shortlisted Business Woman of the Year 2013. She is chair for the Forum of Insurance Lawyers Public Sector Focus Team, Birmingham Civic Society Ambassadors, and Birmingham Law Society Personal Injury Committee. Caroline also attends the Birmingham Law Society as a Council member (President 2008/09).

        Unsurprisingly, Caroline is rather interested in cars!

        Legal 500

        "very thorough" and a "very impressive negotiator" in the field of commercial litigation in the West Midlands