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March 23rd 2020

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Further recognition for achievements of Chief Executive Amanda Stevens with UK Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year Award

Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens

Managing Director, London and South

Further recognition for achievements of Chief Executive Amanda Stevens with UK Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year Award

Hudgell Solicitors’ Chief Executive Amanda Stevens has won further recognition for her continuing achievements in ensuring people who sufferer catastrophic injuries have the best access to much needed support.

Hudgell Solicitors’ Chief Executive Amanda Stevens has won further recognition for her continuing achievements in ensuring people who sufferer catastrophic injuries have the best access to much needed support.

Following a review of the past year, Mrs Stevens has been named UK Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims Lawyer of the Year for 2019 in the ACQ5 Global Awards.

The awards recognise organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding success in their specific areas of expertise.

Held annually since 2006, they are run by the leading corporate magazine news site ACQ5, with a completely independent nomination process followed by winners being chosen through online surveys of more than 210,000 readers.

It is not the first leading industry award collected by Mrs Stevens, but further recognition for her work in personal injury.

Mrs Stevens was also named Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims Lawyer of the Year in England for 2019, in The Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards, and in 2016 was awarded the ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement Award’ at the highly regarded Rehabilitation First Awards.

Focus on rehabilitation has brought repeated industry recognition

Since taking on the role of Chief Executive at Hudgell Solicitors in 2017, Mrs Stevens, who had previously held partnership roles leading personal injury teams at two other national law firms, has headed the day to day running of business.

She has placed a clear focus on ensuring rehabilitation is at the heart of its work when supporting those catastrophically injured.

Over the past three years Hudgell Solicitors has increasingly become recognised for providing complete packages of support to those who suffer serious and life-changing injuries, commonly involving orthopaedic, spinal cord or severe brain injuries sustained in accidents.

Mrs Stevens has a reputation across the claims sector for going above and beyond for her clients, having spent much time seeking law reform to ensure better access to justice for injured people.

Reflecting on her latest award, she said that although obviously pleased with the individual recognition, the award reflects how Hudgell Solicitors now has a reputation many others envy.

“I’ve always been hugely passionate about placing rehabilitation at the heart of all we do and I believe these awards for me personally are a reflection of how well Hudgell Solicitors is now respected as a firm and recognised as a leader in serious injury work,” she said.

“I’m always keen to seek improvements in how we can support people who need our expertise and services the most.

“In particular I have been proud to chair a cross-industry committee to draft a revised Rehabilitation Code, which is appended to court rules to ensure rehabilitation is never forgotten in the pursuit of compensation.

“I’ve also taken great pride in being a member of the Serious Injury Code working group, another cross-industry body which has mapped out a route for early rehabilitation interventions and reduced timescales for resolving liability issues in cases involving the catastrophically injured.

“This is also now referenced in court rules and was another significant step forward for those we represent.”

Mrs Stevens holds many memberships and appointments with industry bodies, and currently holds accreditations from the Law Society in both personal injury and clinical negligence and similarly accreditations from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers as a Fellow, and in brain injury claims.

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