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A leader in the field’, BL Claims Solicitors specialises in areas from industrial diseases through to child abuse claims. The ‘outstanding’ David Healy has ‘a wealth of experience and sound technical skills’. James Wood, a former partner at LB Claims, joined as a senior associate.

The specialist industrial diseases team at Boyes Turner, led by Kim Smerdon and Adrian Desmond, is ‘hugely experienced and well-respected in mesothelioma claims’. Smerdon also heads the dedicated personal injury group, which acts for children and adults who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

The group at Collins Solicitors is noted for its ability to ‘take on unusual, difficult or complex cases and run them exceptionally well’. The ‘exceptionalDes Collins and Danielle Holliday are ‘tenacious fighters’.

The ‘outstanding’ team at Irwin Mitchell includes Claire Howard, who is a ‘formidable advocate’ and ‘consistently delivers an excellent service’. The group specialises in high-value, life-changing injury claims.

Moore Blatch LLP’s ‘thriving and dynamic’ team represents clients in expert-heavy proceedings. Catastrophic injury claims specialist Ciaran McCabe is ‘a tough negotiator who gets results’. Damian Horan is ‘a remarkable innovator in litigation, who accepts and wins difficult cases’.

Jonathan Clement at Thomson Snell & Passmore is ‘an astute and passionate litigator with expertise in serious brain injury and sport injury cases; he knows the law inside out’. The team achieves ‘spectacular results’ in the most complex catastrophic injury claims.

At Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tacticianRichard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.

The team at asb law LLP is led by the ‘highly collaborativeFrancis Lacy Scott, who is ‘one of the best brain injury lawyers in the country’.

Tony Tollinton leads the practice at Blaser Mills, which acts for severely injured claimants in multi-defendant claims.

Jonathan Rees at Brethertons LLP is noted for his track record in spinal and brain injury claims.

Coffin Mew LLP’s practice specialises in catastrophic brain injury claims. Sue Bowler leads the team.

The team at Freeths is led by the ‘organised, efficient and thoroughPaul Chadder and handles the full range of PI matters, including RTA, travel and sports claims.

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has expertise in managing child abuse and brain injury cases. Malcolm Underhill is a key contact.

Penningtons Manches LLP’s practice is led by the well-regarded Philippa Luscombe. Recent work includes high-value catastrophic and fatality cases in England and abroad.

The ‘small but highly impressive outfit’ at Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP attracts praise for achieving ‘excellent’ outcomes for seriously injured claimants. Frances Pierce joined Dean Wilson LLP in September 2016.

Rose Donoghue heads Shoosmiths LLP’s practice, which acts for victims of serious and catastrophic RTAs and accidents at work.

Simpson Millar LLP acquired Colemans-ctts in 2015, bringing with it Claire Roantree and Nolan Mortimer, who are ‘experts in travel law’ and related claims.

The ‘modern and progressive’ team at Trethowans LLPleaves no stone unturned’ and ‘achieves tremendous results’. Chris Whiteleycuts through to the bone of a case’ and is recommended alongside Gavin Lane, who has ‘outstanding knowledge of catastrophic work’.

White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors’ team attracts praise for its ‘focus and determination’ and ‘unrivalled experience dealing with claims brought by motorcyclists’. Andrew Dalton and senior associate Jo Readman are recommended.

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