Darren Smith, Partner, Dispute Resolution
I am a partner with over 25 years' experience acting in insured and insurable risks includingpersonal injury claims and product liability related matters. I have extensive experience working with those facing criminal prosecutions by public bodies and regulators including; Trading Standards Officers, Health & Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, Environmental Health Departments of Local Authorities and the Care Quality Commission. I have been instructed by senior corporate management to represent them in interviews under caution.
I started my legal career as a Claimant Trade Union Lawyer where I was involved in the largest ever personal injury action in Europe. I have also successfully defended the only industrial deafness action to proceed to the Supreme Court
I provide a 24/7 service to clients and understand the need for legal advice to be available as soon as possible after a serious incident. I aim to provide pragmatic and commercial advice when dealing with situations by investing time so that I fully understand a client’s concerns and am then able to provide appropriate advice at the correct time.