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A highly professional and caring firm’, Barratts Solicitors recently added a dedicated Court of Protection practice led by Julie Greenwood. In 2015, the group was appointed in an increasing number of PI cases with a multi-jurisdictional element. Key practitioners include Ed Myers and David Tomlinson.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s clients highlight the firm’s ‘first-class service’. Steven Baylis, Kathryn Hart and Julie Vallance collectively bring over 65 years of experience acting for claimants in high-value personal injury matters covering spinal and head injuries, amputations, complex back and joint injuries and asbestosis claims.

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘fast, efficient and caring’ team advises on spinal cord and brain injuries, amputations, severe burns and psychological traumas. Chris McKinney and Rose Donoghue are the key figures.

Thompsons Solicitors LLP routinely handles brain injury and paraplegia cases, and is noted for its strength in asbestosis and mesothelioma matters. The team is led by Reuben Greenwood and Linda Millband.

Jane Goulding heads the PI team at Freeths, which has an extensive track record in catastrophic injury cases. The practice also handles brain injury cases for both children and adults.

Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s ‘excellent’ team includes Bruce Williams, who is experienced in representing children in severe brain injuries, and Chris Stansfield, who is the go-to person for group litigations and asbestos-related claims.

Wilson Browne Solicitors covers all aspects of PI claims, ranging from employers’ liability to negligence claims. Louise Tyler is the name to note.

Recent work for Actons includes public liability claims concerning children and animals, and workplace accidents. Gary Chadwick, Tom Payne and Heidi Gleadhill are recommended.

Banner Jones Solicitors’ ‘extremely impressive’ group advises on claims arising from road traffic and workplace accidents, public liability and employers liability. Simon Wright and Robert Banner are recommended.

Bridge McFarland is rated for its ‘client-focused approach’. Kathryn Hudson specialises in PI claims with a maritime element. Leanne Keating heads the group.

At JMP Solicitors, Ian Howard specialises in claims concerning fatal injuries, industrial diseases and accidents at work.

Roythornes Solicitors’ ‘experienced and excellent’ team frequently advises on military accident, sports and travel injury claims. Victoria Stevenson is recommended.

Rothera Dowson merged with Sharp Young & Pearce LLP in June 2016, forming Rothera Sharp Solicitors. The ‘very professional’ team brings more than 20 years’ experience in accidents at work, farming accidents, road traffic accidents, negligent beauty treatments, and public and occupiers liability. It is particularly noted for its handling of cases involving the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and Motor Insurance Bureau. Elisabeth Halls heads the team, which includes Rebecca Emeleus.

Smith Partnership’s team of ‘highly professional’ lawyers specialises in high-value road accident and industrial disease claims. Simon Rowley and David Clark are recommended.

Spencers Solicitors acted in several claims concerning road and workplace accidents. Jane Gittins left the firm in June 2016.

Wilkin Chapman LLP has specialist expertise in acting in military injury claims against the Ministry of Defence. Mark Robinson and Tean Butcher are recommended.

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