To contact or appoint Alan Jacobs, call CEDR on +44 (0)207 536 6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan is a senior partner with Mills & Reeve solicitors (based in Birmingham). He qualified as solicitor in 1981. He heads a team of lawyers working on personal injury claims and his areas of expertise include in particular:
- Employers’ liability claims
- Public liability claims – including traumatically induced injuries, chest diseases, fibromyalgia and repetitive strain injuries.
Alan’s background is as a general commercial litigation solicitor which enables him to successfully mediate such disputes arising in a very wide variety of different sectors.
Alan is a member of the Law Society and the Birmingham Law Society.
Additional Skills and Experience
In conjunction with CEDR Alan is undertaking various projects to encourage insurers to adopt mediation as a basic part of their personal injury claims handling processes. This includes setting up insurer pilot schemes and speaking to insurance claims managers and directors at a high level conference with Lord Justice Brooke and Karl Mackie, Chief Executive of CEDR.
Alan has presented submissions to the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) committee of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) regarding personal injury mediation, resulting in amendments to the Pre-Action Protocol for personal injury claims and to the CPR. He created the Medical Experts Database Service (MEDS), the online medical database service for the personal injury claims market containing data on more than 9,000 medical experts. He has also headed up an e-learning programme for a major composite insurer.
Alan is co-author of the Mediation section of the Dispute Resolution module of the Lexis PSL website. He chairs the Commercial Mediation Sub-Group of the Civil Mediation Council’s Mediation Sectors Committee.
The media regularly ask Alan to comment on issues surrounding claims and other related matters, such as medical experts fees (Health Insurance Magazine); round-table mediation (Insurance Times); medical agency fees (Post Magazine and Insurance Times); personal injury mediation (Law Society Gazette); mediation in personal injury cases (Insurance Age and Resolutions Magazine); managing the supply chain (Insurance Times); scrutinising medical evidence (Post Magazine); and work-related stress (Birmingham Post).
Updated: May 2017