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        John Aitken

        Senior Solicitor

        John has gained valuable experience with a wide range of contractual/negligence based disputes majoring on a wide range of property damage claims.
        His experience includes dealing with the full range of household and commercial subrogated property recovery claims as well as managing a large property damage recovery team of 22 fee earners based in-house at a national insurer.

        John was admitted as a solicitor in 2000 and joined DWF in November 2009 after 13 years background in commercial litigation. Prior to that, he joined Halliwells LLP in 1996 as a paralegal and after nine years there, moved to a small niche commercial firm, for 5 years, before joining DWF.

        His experience includes dealing with the full range of household and commercial subrogated property recovery claims as well as managing a large property damage recovery team of 22 fee earners based in-house at a national insurer.

        He was invited on an eight-month secondment where he gained a full insight into the interaction between an insurer client and its solicitors.

        Examples of recent cases include:

        • Substantial fires caused by defective appliances/hot works including a large fire at a public facility caused by refrigeration equipment - value £1M;
        • A £1.2m subrogated recovery action arising out of a fallen crawler crane;
        • Regular reporting and provision of MI to insurer clients in the role as Recoveries Manager.