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Irwin Mitchell’s team is ‘right at top of the tree’ and handles a wide variety of complex cases. Key figures include Jonathan Betts, who is ‘a recognised talent’; the ‘outstanding’ Catherine Leech, who has particular expertise in spinal cord injuries; the ‘thorough and extremely efficientGeraldine McCool, who is very highly rated for her expertise in military and aviation claims; and the ‘meticulous’ Deirdre Healy, who excels at serious brain injury cases.

Slater and Gordon has a ‘national presence but has retained its local feel’. The diverse practice ‘takes on the difficult cases and provides a wonderful service’. The ‘determined and cerebral’ Kevin Johnson is rated for his work in industrial disease claims and Patrick Walsh has ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of disease law’. Richard Scorer receives particular praise for his work in child abuse cases.

JMW Solicitors LLP’s team advises on the full spectrum of personal injury claims, from brain injury and accidents/illnesses abroad to asbestos-related disease cases. Chris Sutton and Richard Powell jointly head the team, which attracts praise for being ‘caring, knowledgeable, hardworking and professional’.

At Serious Law LLP, Tim Walters, Matthew Dixon and Ben Priestley have ‘extensive experience of handling very serious personal injury claims’. The team is ‘a shining example of how difficult cases ought to be managed’. John Sherrington is ‘very experienced and very capable’.

Simpson Millar LLP’s team is ‘completely focused on client care’. The ‘very thorough’ Melanie Burden is a ‘passionate advocate’, and Simon Stanfield and David Erwin show ‘excellent attention to detail coupled with a willingness to always go that extra mile’.

Thompsons Solicitors LLP is the ‘champion of union-funded clients’. The ‘thorough’ Martyn Gwyther is skilled at handling claims concerning accidents abroad, and Imogen Wetton is ‘empathetic and secures the best possible outcome for her clients’.

CFG Law’s ‘outstanding’ team is recommended for serious injury, employers’ liability and public liability claims. Alastair Fernie is a key contact.

Farleys Solicitors LLP’s ‘strong and well-established’ practice has particular expertise in child abuse cases and inquests. Jonathan Bridge is ‘very impressive’. Des Draper and Nick Molyneux are ‘very thorough, professional and easy to deal with’.

Fletchers Solicitors is noted for its expertise in motorbike RTAs. Adrian Denson has considerable experience in spinal cord injuries and Julia Eyton is ‘tactically very astute’.

At Leigh Day, Clare Campbell is singled out for her ‘impeccable knowledge of travel law litigation’.

Linder Myers’ team ‘knows how to win cases’. Jon Andrews is a ‘star performer’ for industrial disease litigation. The ‘compassionate and efficientSheila Costello is also well regarded.

Potter Rees Dolan’s ‘attention to detail and client care is second to none’. Hugh Potter is ‘technically very able’ and Rachel Reesreally fights for her clients’.

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