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Led by Owen Rees, DAC Beachcroft LLP’s department advises insurers on catastrophic injuries. It includes Ruth Winterbottom, whose expertise includes occupational stress and chronic pain cases, and Vicki Hilton, who specialises in severe brain and spinal cord injury claims. Will Potts leads the casualty team.

DWF’s ‘solid’ department handles catastrophic injury claims, occupational health, motor and insurance fraud matters. The team includes Lisa Collins, whose ‘attention to detail is second to none’, and the ‘very strong’ David Rogers. The practice is led by Glyn Jones.

Hill Dickinson LLP’s ‘excellent’ practice is singled out for its ‘detailed and thorough’ advice on public and employers’ liability, disease, and high-value motor claims for insurers and uninsured corporates. The ‘customer-focusedAlan Dury acted for Chubb on a number of high-value claims. The department is headed by Liverpool-based Ruth Lawrence.

Kennedys is ‘a pleasure to deal with’. Led by the ‘market-leading’ Suzanne Liversidge, the practice acts for insurers, corporates and public bodies on motor, disease, retail, local authority and costs matters. The ‘approachable’ Niall Edwards and ‘extremely capable’ Tom Holbrook are also recommended.

At Plexus Law, practice head Anthony Baker acts for clients in a variety of industry sectors, including construction, retail and financial services, with particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional litigation. The group includes an occupational disease team.

BLM’s ‘very strong’ group acts for insurers and local authorities, as well as for clients in the travel and retail sectors. The practice is headed by the ‘robustHenry Kirkup.

Gordons LLP’s ‘excellent’ team is led by Rachel Hudson, who stands out for her ‘good commercial acumen’. Hudson primarily acts for clients in the retail, distribution and industrial sectors.

Langleys Solicitors LLP’s ‘very good’ practice is led by the ‘dedicatedDavid Thompson, who is particularly experienced in handling catastrophic, multi-party claims and complex liability disputes. Laura Collins and Carol Dalton were promoted to partner.

Nabarro LLP’s ‘conscientious and thorough’ department is led by the ‘unflappable’ Carl Dray, who represents national and multinational self-insured corporates and public bodies against claims brought by insurers.

Led by Siobhan Hardy, Forbes Solicitors acts for clients in the retail, housing, education and public sectors, with particular expertise in disease and fraud work.

Weightmans merged with Ford & Warren in 2015. The team, which is noted for its ‘high level of client care’, is led by Blaise Smith, who is particularly experienced in brain and spinal injury claims, fatal accidents and policy disputes. Iain Davison leads the team on fraud claims and is ‘held in the highest regard’.

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