Partner and Deputy Head of Personal Injury
I am a Partner in the Personal Injury Department, based in our New Addington Office though I deal with clients throughout the country. I have over 14 years experience of dealing with nothing but Claimant personal injury claims.
I am passionate about my area of law and doing the very best job for my client. I will always want to meet with my client when appropriate as I want my client to feel comfortable and to understand the legal process.
Part of my job is to find the appropriate experts, and right barrister for the case as well as ensuring rehabilitation and regular interim payments are available when possible. Defendants fight cases and in cases where liability is an issue it is important to ensure that the right evidence is obtained as quickly as possible so as to ensure court proceedings are issued without delay to keep pressure on Defendants and to resolve the matter as quickly as possible for the benefit of my client.
I have been instructed in a wide variety of cases from relatively straightforward soft tissue injury cases arising from road traffic accidents to complex, high value and multi party claims (including group actions).
I primarily deal with higher value, more complex claims, sometimes involving a unique point of law. I am currently instructed by clients who have suffered spinal and brain injuries as well as clients who have lost limbs. I have particularly experience and an interest of chronic pain cases including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) as well as those cases with a psychiatric element. These types of cases are often viewed sceptically by insurers and their solicitors and it can be especially distressing for clients where fraud has been alleged or inferred by insurers and their solicitors. Among my current caseload there are claims valued in excess of £1,000,000.
I feel it is important to not only seek suitable compensation for my clients but also to ensure their rehabilitation needs, both treatment and home adaptations are dealt with as well as ensuring financial support through interim payments when possible.
I am currently instructed by a significant number of victims of the Croydon Tramlink disaster. Many of my clients have suffered significant psychological injuries including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as physical injuries, some life-changing. It has been vital in these cases to arrange rehabilitation quickly and ensure regular interim payments.
I also have experience in dealing with injuries arising from accidents on board ship and aboard aircraft where there are different limitation periods and questions of jurisdiction arise.
I am regularly asked by clients to take over claims from other firms where they have not received the level of service required or where the firm / fee earner lacks the experience to deal with a particular type of case.
"Just to say a very big thank you for all your hard work, kind words and consideration through a difficult time. We really appreciate everything you’ve done for us."