Areas of specialism
Accidents at work, as well as high value and complex personal injury cases.
Expertise and key strengths
I have successfully handled numerous high value claims, particularly in the accident at work field, involving serious, life-changing injuries. This includes amputated limbs, reconstructed limbs and claims involving extensive periods of rehabilitation. My key strengths are extensive legal and procedural knowledge and an empathy with clients.
I qualified in 1985 and have spent 13 years with Hudgell Solicitors. I have previously worked with a number of law firms, including Burstalls Solicitors and Hamers Solicitors.
Proudest professional achievement
Finalising a claim for 1.7m Euros in March 2014, which centred around a catastrophic injury sustained by a German national whilst working in the UK, and consideration of both English and German law. He lost an arm and a leg in an explosion at an airport and we had to set a precedent in the High Court for the case to be held under English law, enabling us quite rightly to secure a much better final financial package for our client. It has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Case of the Year’ category in the 2014 Personal Injury Awards.
Qualifications and professional memberships
- Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
- Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation