I qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and I have worked exclusively in the personal injury field ever since. I am an Associate within the serious injury team and I act exclusively for clients that have often suffered life threatening or life changing injuries. For these clients, it is essential to have early rehabilitation and support in place. My first objective with any case is therefore to secure funding and ensure that my clients have the best rehabilitation team in place for their needs. I work closely with case managers throughout the lifetime of the case.
I have acted for clients that have suffered catastrophic brain injuries, paralysis, amputations, devastating orthopaedic injuries, brachial plexus injuries, severe burns, victims of assaults as well as bereaved families. I have also been heavily involved cases arising out of various acts of terrorism. I have represented children that have been impacted by E-coli O157, the severity of which is often not appreciated.
My objective is always to secure the maximum compensation for my clients whether this is achieved through litigation, joint settlement meetings or trial.
- Acting for a civil servant with a young family who suffered a brain injury and orthopaedic injuries in a road traffic accident. The claim was taken over from another firm of solicitors. Upon transfer, court proceedings were issued, interim payments were secured and a comprehensive rehabilitation package was put in place. There were complex arguments about the impact upon the Claimant's career progression. He had taken a backward step in his career following the accident and was struggling both with work and home life. The claim ultimately settled for a six figure sum.
- Acting for the family of a builder who was left paralysed from the head down and subsequently died following a horrific motorcycling accident. He survived for six months following his accident and he endured devastating suffering prior to his untimely death. Liability was strongly contested and court proceedings were issued very early on. Unfortunately his death altered the landscape of the claim which subsequently became a fatal claim. I was able to establish liability following the outcome of the criminal trial and the claim settled for a six figure sum.
- Acting for a young boy who, at the age of 2, contracted E-coli O157 and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome meaning that he will require life-long monitoring and remains at risk of a number of medical conditions for the rest of his life. The claim settled for a six figure sum with an order for provisional damages.