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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Paul Coppin

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Paul is the Operations partner for personal injury litigation.


Paul has extensive experience of personal injury litigation and specialises in defending claims against governmental and corporate bodies.  His clients include Royal Mail, National Grid and Tarmac Ltd amongst others.

He understands the need, and has the ability, to strike a balance between the various competing pressures on public and corporate bodies to contain expenditure and protect brand and reputation.

Paul has led the various Business Process Reviews that the team have carried out.  This has both been internal, redesigning and refining the processes with which we deal with clients' claims and external, assisting the clients themselves to refine and improve their own processes.  All of these reviews have resulted in substantial improvements and efficiencies, both for the team internally and for the clients involved.  He is an acknowledged public speaker and trainer.

The Legal 500 independent guide to the legal profession praises Paul's work saying that he '…cuts straight to the heart of issue' in complex and catastrophic claims.

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East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Coppin - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Personal injury: defendant

'For high-value, high-complexity claims the overall level of service is good, the team is responsive and its knowledge is excellent', say clients of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. Among the firm's clients are large corporates and public entities including National Grid PLC, HSBC, McCain Foods, Turkish Airlines and Moulson Coors Brewing. Paul Coppin leads the corporate claims team in which Nicola Lashmar , who has more than 20 years' experience in this field of law, is highly recommended. Coppin is leading the representation of Anglian Water in a number of claims arising from the a serious flooding incident in 2015, when Kirkley Stream burst its banks following a period of extremely heavy rainfall, affecting 33 properties in the vicinity. He also advised Legal and General Insurance on a complex and high-value claim arising from an accident at a family BBQ, in which the claimant sustained 38% total body surface area burns. Claimant solicitors put in an a schedule of loss at short notice claiming just under £5m after liability had been conceded in the belief that a £2m insurance indemnity would be sufficient. Senior associate Kirsten Almond is 'very thorough and considers all angles'. Senior legal assistant Carl Hurle is 'very user-friendly and responsive and often acts as an extension of the in-house team'. Senior associate Mark Milkovics has more than 25 years' experience in personal injury work and he recently defended  Union Hosteleria, trading as Hotels Holiday Parks, against a claim brought by a teenager who suffered a serious spinal injury  as a result of falling through the glass floor of her hotel balcony.

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