US lawyers seek global PI network

The American Trial Lawyers Association is setting up a committee to promote international links between personal injury organisations.

John Pickering, head of personal injury at Irwin Mitchell, will head the committee with Martin Blake, of San Francisco personal injury firm Baum & Blake.

Pickering says: “The committee is about establishing communication on the emerging international scene.”

Chair of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Ian Walker says: “Any links you can make with lawyers across the globe can be potentially very helpful, particularly in the field of product liability where there is often international litigation.”