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Karen Smith

Specialism

Personal Injury

Road Traffic Accidents

Catastrophic Accidents

Public Liability

Occupiers Liability

Expertise and key strengths

I have successfully dealt with very high profile cases involving people in the public eye who have been involved in accidents, both involving road traffic and injuries at work. This included a boxer who was injured in the kitchen at his workplace and lost a finger. This had a knock-on effect on his boxing career and he was unable to compete for some time.

In my field of work it’s vital to ensure the client has confidence and complete trust in us to protect them and their case. This is one of my key strengths. Particularly with acquisitions, it is incredibly important that the clients I deal with have a personal service, given the nature of their cases.

My career

I worked with Minster Law for 13 years before joining the personal injury team at Hudgell Solicitors in Leeds in March 2012.

Proudest professional achievement

A highlight of my career to date was helping two world champion ice skaters successfully claim £50,000 for loss of congeniality. They were injured and suffered broken bones on the ice due to matting on the floor and missed the next world championship as a result.

Customer comments

1st class from the start in speaking to Karen Smith. Very, very helpful – thanks again!

Qualifications and professional memberships

  • Pending member of the Institute of Legal Executives

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