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One of the best claimant personal injury firms’, Irwin Mitchell’s practice is led by national asbestos litigation head Adrian Budgen in Sheffield and Jane Wright in Leeds and covers serious injuries, work-related accidents, brain injuries and spinal injury claims.

Led by Daniel Herman, Stewarts Law LLP specialises in high-value catastrophic injuries including amputations, severe orthopaedic injuries and fatal accidents. The firm often acts for clients who have been injured abroad. Ben Townsend is also recommended.

Atherton Godfrey Solicitors’ department is led by Diane Parker and includes John McQuater, who heads the litigation practice. The team advises on industrial diseases, occupational deafness and employers’ liability, with particular expertise in criminal injury compensation and motor insurers’ claims.

Slater and Gordon’s group is jointly headed by Sheffield-based Jane Cooper, who specialises in road traffic accidents, and asbestos expert Fozia Hussain in Halifax. Senior solicitors Matthew Tomlinson and Paul Glanville lead on employers’ liability and industrial disease cases, respectively. David Cass is also recommended. Since publication Fozia Hussain and Paul Glanville left to establish The Asbestos Law Partnership LLP.

Thompsons Solicitors LLP’s team is headed by national practice head Simon Wilson, who specialises in brain and spinal cord injury cases, as well as accidents resulting in amputations. The group acts for major trade unions.

The ‘innovative’ group at Emsleys Solicitors Limited is headed by ‘strong negotiator’ Andrew Greenwood and includes the ‘personable’ Natalie Marrison.

The ‘well-prepared’ and ‘efficient’ department at HLW Keeble Hawson is jointly led by Mark Hollinghurst in Doncaster and the ‘exceptionally thorough’ David Jones in Sheffield. Senior litigator Owen Brown specialises in industrial disease work.

Harrowells Solicitors’ team is led by Richard Wood and specialises in catastrophic injury claims including serious road traffic accidents and work-related accidents, as well as work-related stress. Clients recommend ‘tenacious’ solicitor Rachel Griffiths.

Led by Martin Bare, Morrish Solicitors LLP’s department handles fatal injury, occupational disease, employers’ liability and road traffic accident claims.

The ‘brilliant’ team at Taylor & Emmet LLP is noted for its ‘exceptional expertise’ on a wide range of high-value claims, including fatal accidents, industrial disease and professional negligence claims resulting from personal injury. The practice is led by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Jonathan Stittle and includes solicitor John Green.

Bridge McFarland’s practice is headed by Leanne Keating, who specialises in industrial accident and disease claims. The team includes Kathryn Hudson, who handles maritime disputes and accidents at sea. Associate James Burrell joined from Hudgell Solicitors in 2015.

Headed by Jack Ferraro, Lupton Fawcett Denison Till specialises in road traffic claims and public, occupiers and employers’ liability cases.

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