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Kent Pattinson

Senior Solicitor, Personal Injury

Personal Injury Catastrophic Injury Spinal Cord Injury Brain Injury Amputation Claims

Expertise

Kent is a senior solicitor with more than 30 years of industry experience. He is a specialist in handling catastrophic injury and high-value claims, including ground-breaking multi-million pound pay-outs.

Kent is known in the market for his pioneering casework, including successfully obtaining the first multi-million pound pay-out, which for a considerable number of years was the highest ever award of damages for compensation. He is adept at coordinating the support of physiotherapists, medical specialists, dietitians and counsellors so that rehabilitation packages can come together in a practical manner to the benefit of the client.

People I support have often suffered major life-changing injuries and although we cannot undo what has happened, we can make a really positive impact on the rest of their lives, and on the lives on those who love and support them day to day. Claims cases in such circumstances are never only about the money, as multi-million pound settlements are awarded to reflect not just the loss, but also cover the cost of providing a lifetime of care and support. Helping people rebuild their lives, and rediscover some form of normality and positivity from the toughest of situations, is what motivates me in what are often complex, difficult and challenging legal cases.

Significant Cases

I’ve dealt with many multi-million pound cases, including claims following paediatric surgery at the Royal Bristol Infirmary, which was the subject of the Bristol Heart Baby Inquiry.

I acted for man who was awarded £9.3m damages after being involved in a road traffic accident which left him tetraplegic. When the case settled at trial it was at that time the highest ever award of damages for compensation by some considerable distance. My client had just graduated from university when the accident happened.

I was also very proud to secure £2.4m interim damages to a severely disabled 12-year-old claimant, which enabled her family to find suitable and much needed new accommodation, at a time when uncertainty in the law relating to this kind of issue was very difficult. The girl’s family said it was ‘life-changing’.

Career, qualifications and memberships

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) accredited Senior Litigator
  • APIL Brain Injury Special Interest Group
  • APIL Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group
  • Referral Panel of Headway National Head Injuries Association
  • Referral Panel of Spinal Injuries Association

"Excellent advice fair and professional I have already recommended to another person and will continue to do so."

Kent Pattinson, Senior Solicitor, Personal Injury

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"Wonderful service"

Wonderful service, was kept up to date regularly and once they received an offer to settle my case, they advised that they could get a better offer and did just that, will definitely pick up the phone again if I ever require their services in future.

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These solicitors were very helpful and I was surprised when they told me that they were pursuing a totally different avenue to the one I thought was available. They were very efficient, constantly in communication with myself and were direct with the opposite party. Needless to say, they won my…

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"Take a leaf out of there book"

I would certainly recommend Was kept up to date via email promptly each time I asked a question Postal and email correspondence was fluent and my claim settled in a timely manner Many thanks to Alex and his hard work

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Couldn’t of chose a better solicitors to go through my claim with, Sarah informed me every step of the way (even when they was nothing to update me with) was such a quick process and she couldn’t of been more helpful ! 5*

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Alex is amazing! He took over my claim and everything changed from negative to positive. Case still ongoing but fantastic service so far from Alex. Great communication - answering calls and emails. Spot on in everything. I am very glad he is handling my case now and I am confident…

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"Highly recommended"

Excellent service and communication from start to finish. The whole process of handling my personal injury claim was dealt with quickly and courteously.

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Becci was amazing, she was so friendly and helpful and couldn’t have done a better job at helping me with my claim. Very happy.

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