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Led by Mark Harvey (who is β€˜a force to be reckoned with’) and leveraging the firm’s London office, the 14-partner team at Hugh James has the critical mass to include numerous sub-divisions with experts focusing on industrial disease, neurolaw and specialist personal injury (including sexual abuse cases). The industrial team, led by Gareth Morgan, has a national reputation for bringing group actions on behalf of former miners. Other key figures include the β€˜very experienced’ Andrew Harding, who is a β€˜market leader’ in traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, Iain Scott, who heads the specialist multi-track team, Malcolm Evans, Lisa Morgan, Simon Ellis and Kathryn Singh.

β€˜One of the leaders in their field in south Wales’, NewLaw Solicitors has a number of experienced practitioners in this field, including brain injury specialist Robert Thomas, who is β€˜a reassuring and capable practitioner whose Court of Protection work buttresses his brain injury practice’; Nicola Edwards, who heads the serious injury team; Hilton Obery, who leads the spinal injury group; and Graham McGill and Susan Williams, who β€˜know their area of law very well and are very comfortable and confident dealing with complex high-value personal injury claims’.

Slater and Gordon’s recent mergers have given it the critical mass to provide β€˜an exceptional service’ across the spectrum of claimant personal injury work in north and south Wales. Wrexham-based Jonathon Sharples focuses on serious injuries and is β€˜head and shoulders above anyone else in the region for spinal injuries’. The β€˜conscientious and hardworking’ Mark Church heads the serious injury team in Cardiff.

Thompsons Solicitors LLP has a longstanding reputation in personal injury claimant work and has the β€˜strength-in-depth’ to cover all areas from slips/trips through to asbestos-related mesothelioma and serious injuries. Eamonn McDonough has β€˜encyclopaedic knowledge of asbestos-related diseases’ and the β€˜thorough and well-prepared’ Louise Westlake is noted for her track record in serious injury cases. Anthony Welsh is also recommended.

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors is among the few firms in north Wales with a significant capability at handling catastrophic injury cases. Richard Jones and Anna Mills Morgan provide an β€˜excellent service’.

Simpson Millar LLP provides β€˜knowledgeable and tactically aware advice’ to a longstanding and loyal union clientele. Phillip Gower is β€˜very well versed in the personal injury and disease fields’ and leads the team, which handles industrial disease work for GMB and Communication Workers Union.

At Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, the β€˜thoughtful and astute’ Jonathan Wellington is one of a number of β€˜high-quality’ practitioners who handle a range of multi-track and fast-track claims. The β€˜excellent’ Clive Thomas has significant experience of dealing with complex, high-value employer’s liability cases.

Dolmans’ Philip Bradley β€˜builds a rapport with clients on challenging cases’ and is the primary contact for claimant work along with Peter Bennett.

GHP Legal provides a β€˜warm and friendly service’ to claimants in north Wales. The β€˜vastly experienced’ John Hulme β€˜brings gravitas to any case’.

At Harding Evans LLP, team head Andrew Christie is noted for his expertise which covers the full spectrum of personal injury claims, from slips/trips to fatal accidents.

Although it is a small team, Swansea-based JCP Solicitors handles a significant volume of high-value catastrophic cases where it can leverage its Court of Protection practice. The β€˜superb’ Keith Thomas and Lynne Morgan β€˜are knowledgeable about neuropsychological issues’.

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