- Recommended Lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)'
"Cameron Clark leads the disease team and with 'impressive depth of knowledge and expertise'."
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
- Qualified in England and Wales, 1996
Cameron is a partner based in our Sheffield office. He qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1996. He is a senior figure in our strategic disease litigation practice and leads the northern disease team.
He acts in the defence of cases covering the full ambit of disease and employers liability litigation and has a particular expertise in asbestos work, industrial deafness, hand arm vibration syndrome, work related upper limb disorders and chronic-pain syndrome claims.
Cameron has been involved in a number of landmark disease cases such as acting for UK Coal in the world’s largest personal injury scheme with over 590,000 claimants and awards of compensation totalling £2.3bn - Griffiths & others v DTI (The British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation) .
He acts for self-insured corporate clients’ composite insurers, TPA’s and public bodies only in the defence of claims.
He often acts as the coordinating solicitor on behalf of multiple defendants and insurers in long tail disease claims and is experienced in handling issues such as apportionment, uninsured periods of cover, application of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the reporting requirements to participants.
Cameron provides strategic advice to clients not only in response to the claims that are currently receiving but by identifying future risks in an attempt to safeguard their business. This requires flexibility of advice and settling those claims where costs and damages could unnecessarily escalate, or alternatively making a robust denial where the risk is a floodgate of similar cases. Clients appreciate Cameron’s clear and definitive advice on how to respond to claims.
Cameron regularly contributes articles to our Disease Brief and co-authored the occupational disease chapter of Kennedys’ Claims Handling Law and Practice Guide. He also provides bespoke training sessions and seminars to clients upon employers’ liability topics and contributes articles for publications to the insurance industry.
Cameron is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).