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Keith Barrett, Partner

Keith Barrett, Partner, Fieldfisher

As a seasoned Serious Injury Practitioner, I've represented victims of road crashes, accidents at work, accidents in public places and aviation disasters for over 20 years. I also have particular expertise in representing amputees, ensuring they receive the specialist rehabilitation and support they need.

Over the years, I have built a strong general aviation practice representing many individuals who suffered injury whilst acting as a pilot under instruction, as well as the families of individuals who suffered fatal injuries arising out of domestic air crashes.

I regularly take over cases from other solicitors, currently I'm instructed by the Official Solicitor to represent a 24-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic injuries arising out of a road traffic collision in which three of his friends died and his brother suffered injury. I was instructed to take over conduct of the claim in place of the boy’s mother who was not acting in his best interests.

 

  • I have just completed a claim for a 57-year-old married lady who received record damages for an above left knee amputation following a road traffic collision.

  • I've represented a 24-year-old single lady who suffered an above left knee amputation when she collided with a 40 foot articulated lorry. The insurers of that lorry refused until recently to admit liability in full for her injuries. It is anticipated that we will recover record damages for this client.

  • I've represented the family of the late Flt. Lt Sean Cunningham who was a member of the Red Arrows. Flt. Lt. Sean Cunningham sustained fatal injuries arising out of an incident which took place at RAF Scampton on 8 November 2011.

 

Highly Recommended

Very many thanks for your pro bono work and calm expertise at a scary time. So many people in so many ways helped me along in those dark, confusing days and you were certainly one of them.

Martine Wright MBE, thanked Keith for his pro bono work in her book Unbroken: My story of survival from 7/7 Bombings to Paralympic success

 

A first-rate performer’ and ‘his unique, personable approach’

Legal 500 2017

 

 

“Keith has a very good awareness of how to talk to clients in an empathetic manner that makes them feel relaxed about the whole process.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

 

"The ultimate solicitor - the best negotiator in the business"

Chambers & Partners 2015

 

Described as a "tour de force of personal injury"

Chambers & Partners 2014

 

"Keith Barrett is phenomenally hardworking"

Legal 500 2014

 

"Recommended for complex claims"

Legal 500 2013

 

"Keith Barrett is well regarded for his client care and doggedness in the cause"

Legal 500 2012

 

"A leading light in claimant personal injury litigation and No one has a bad word to say about him"

Chambers & Partners