Nicholas Pargeter

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Practice Areas

Occupational disease


Nick is a partner and head of BLM's disease practice group which spans across seven locations around the country.

His expertise lies in complex policy coverage issues, the apportionment of disease claims between insurers and strategic and test litigation.

He has advised the Association of British Insurers (ABI) on the Mesothelioma Claims Handling Guidelines and was also on the Ministry of Justice committee for the Disease and Illness Pre-action Protocol.

Nick is Chair and past Deputy Chair of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers Disease Special Interest Group.

In 2013 Nick chaired a working group of leading insurance lawyers advising the ABI on mesothelioma claims and in 2014 he gave evidence as a witness to the House Of Commons Justice Select Committee on legal reforms for mesothelioma claims.

Nick is co-author of the ABI’s ‘Mesothelioma Handling Guidelines’.

Professional Memberships


British Insurance Law Association

Disease and Illness Pre-Action Protocol Drafting Committee