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At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, ‘advice can always be relied upon and the service always represents value for money’. Clients note that ‘as part of a global organisation the lawyers can tap into any area of legal expertise to the highest level of complexity, and their clear and concise advice always exceeds clients’ expectations’. The firm’s corporate claims team has a strong base in the Ipswich office, where Paul Coppin and Nicola Lashmar focus on injury cases; they ‘bring positivity, energy and enthusiasm to their roles’ and ‘always think and plan ahead to give reliable guidance not only on matters in hand, but also any future developments’. Senior associate Mark Milkovics is also recommended and has more than 20 years’ experience in PI litigation. The team is currently representing hotel owners Union Hosteleria ESBA in a multimillion-pound claim brought by a tour operator after a teenager fell through the glass floor of her hotel balcony. Another complex and high-value case for Coppin and his team related to psychological problems including PTSD and multiple personality disorder suffered by a young woman who as a child witnessed her mother being hit by a car. The case is set for a causation-only trial. The corporate claims team was also appointed by Turkish Airlines to handle passenger compensation claims worldwide, which involves co-ordinating claims across more than 60 jurisdictions.

Hunt & Coombs LLP is ‘an excellent firm that provides high-quality service and is going from strength to strength’. The team regularly acts for large insurers and self-insured organisations. The firm is considered to have the strongest PI defence team in Peterborough, led by Naina Tilney, who has specialised in this area of law since 1989, receives numerous referrals from commercial clients and is ‘a very robust advocate for her clients’ interests’. Other key figures include senior solicitor Richard Moon, litigation executives Darren Fletcher and Gemma Winterton, and in-house barrister Davide Corbino. Tilney’s recent successes include settling a claim against a transport company in which the claimant damaged his arm in a fall onto a concrete floor; defending a claim brought by a courier who injured a foot at a premises to which he was delivering a package; and defending an employer in a claim brought by a former member of staff injured by a vehicle.

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