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Led by Mark Harvey (who is ‘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 ‘very experiencedAndrew Harding, who is a ‘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.

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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘head and shoulders above anyone else in the region for spinal injuries’. The ‘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 ‘strength-in-depth’ to cover all areas from slips/trips through to asbestos-related mesothelioma and serious injuries. Eamonn McDonough has ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of asbestos-related diseases’ and the ‘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 ‘excellent service’.

Simpson Millar LLP provides ‘knowledgeable and tactically aware advice’ to a longstanding and loyal union clientele. Phillip Gower is ‘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 ‘thoughtful and astuteJonathan Wellington is one of a number of ‘high-quality’ practitioners who handle a range of multi-track and fast-track claims. The ‘excellentClive Thomas has significant experience of dealing with complex, high-value employer’s liability cases.

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

GHP Legal provides a ‘warm and friendly service’ to claimants in north Wales. The ‘vastly experienced’ John Hulme ‘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 ‘superb’ Keith Thomas and Lynne Morgan ‘are knowledgeable about neuropsychological issues’.

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