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DAC Beachcroft LLP’s ‘excellent’ catastrophic injury practice is led by James Morris, who defends against high-value claims arising out of road accidents and public liability cases. Clients include The Ministry of Defence and Aviva.

Ashfords LLP focuses on road traffic accidents, and employers’ and public liability cases. Practice head Flora Wood ‘has a wealth of experience defending serious claims’. Clients include uninsured defendants and Cornish Mutual.

BLM’s Andrew Lawson focuses on road and workplace accidents, while Rebecca Shafto handles catastrophic injury claims. The ‘excellent’ practice acts for local authorities and insurers.

Bevan Brittan LLPpunches well above its weight’. Associate Adrian Neale excels in asbestos matters, and ‘first-class’ practice head Paul Taverner handles high-value head and spinal injury claims. Clients include Praxair and CNA.

Bond Dickinson LLP’s David Brown provides ‘good, practical and measured advice’ on cases involving brain and spinal injuries, amputations and fatalities. The department also handles motor and hearing-loss claims. Clients include Transdev and Liberty Mutual.

At Browne Jacobson LLP, Joanne Pruden focuses on sex abuse and social care claims, while practice head Mark Fowles specialises in catastrophic injuries. Clients include local authorities and public bodies.

DWF has growing expertise in claims concerning chronic and somatoform pain disorders. Practice head Claire Gribben handles catastrophic injury and fatality cases. Paul Davies and director Stephen Byass are also recommended. RSA Group and Travelers are key clients. Director Michael Guy retired from practice.

Wansbroughsknows the local authority market inside out’. Robert Hams heads the practice, which acts for leading insurers. Newly promoted partner Cynthia Watts is experienced on the social care side. Sarah Beresford-Smith has retired.

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