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Ashtons Legal

THE LONG BARN, FORNHAM BUSINESS COURT, FORNHAM ST MARTIN, BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK, IP31 1SL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01284 762331
Fax:
Fax 01284 764214
DX:
57200 BURY ST EDMUNDS
Email:
Web:
http://www.ashtonslegal.co.uk

Hannah Clarke

Tel:
Work 01842 768717
Email:
Web:
www.ashtonslegal.co.uk/our-people/hannah-clarke
Ashtons Legal

Work Department

Personal Injury: Claimant

Position

Partner

Career

• Joined and trained in Cunningham John 1997
• Admitted Jan 2000
• First multi-million pound settlement (£4.18m) 2003
• Associate 2003
• Got on Law Society PI Panel 2004
• Highest award in firm (at the time) achieved £5.2m 2007
• Partner 2007
• Court of Appeal wins 2008, 2009
• National Award – Young Achiever of the Year 2009
• £50m + in compensation obtained for clients to date
• Top biller in the firm several years.

Hannah specialises in catastrophic injury claims and in particular fatal incidents, amputations, spinal injuries, psychiatric injuries and traumatic brain injuries. She is an experienced advocate and represents clients at Inquests. Hannah has experience in corporate manslaughter cases and claims which involve acting on behalf of multiple claimants, most recently in an industrial incident case which killed four employees. Hannah also specialises in child brain injury cases and other injuries to children.

Languages

English

Member

APIL Fellow
Spinal Injuries Association
Headway
Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship

Education

Anglia Ruskin University LLB Hons 1992 – 1995
Anglia Ruskin University Legal Practice Course PG Dip 1996


East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Hannah Clarke - Ashtons Legal

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Ashtons Legal¬†‚Äėprovides a highly professional service to its clients and to the counsel it instructs;¬†its technical knowledge is amazing and it provides extremely good value for money'. 'A great firm - the best in the region', says one barrister. 'Very smart and very capable' head of personal injury¬†Richard Foyster¬†has ‚Äėan admirable grasp of the detail in a complicated task, and an empathy for his clients‚Äė. Hannah Clarke¬†(who is 'really switched on and proactive; she really cares about people and handles claims aggressively') and associate Siobhan McWhinney¬†make 'an impressive team; they are strong negotiators and know how to run a catastrophic injury claim'.¬†'The firm raises the bar in their level of service', according to one client who picks out 'absolutely fantastic' associate¬†and¬†APIL Senior Litigator¬†Tom Ranson¬†as¬†'the¬†star solicitor; he¬†is like a Grandmaster of the chess world - a great listener and brilliant tactician with a very good sense of honesty and integrity - and his level of expertise is second to none'. He has¬†more than 20 years' experience in personal injury litigation and 'bends over backwards to support clients' claims'.¬†Solicitor Phoebe Osborne¬†handles mesothelioma cases and a barrister notes that she is 'extremely thorough and fights her client‚Äôs corner very hard'. Partner¬†Michael Wangermann¬†is also recommended. The firm's highlights included securing ¬£2m for an elderly man¬†with a severe spinal cord injury.

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