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McCartan Turkington Breen primarily acts for claimants on the full range of personal injury cases. Viv Harty is best known for his expertise in employers’ and public liability cases, while Colin Mitchell and Stephen Clarke are best known for handling road traffic accident cases. Key clients include claims management firm Motor Insurance Services; the practice represents their claimants in major catastrophic injury cases.

Thompsons NI Solicitors focuses on acting for employees in public liability, medical negligence, as well as mesothelioma cases. A major case for the year was acting for a claimant who was injured after disembarking a plane and falling on the stairs. The firm regularly handles matters for the Spinal Injuries Association. Oonagh McClure is highkly recommended for her track record in asbestos and medical negligence cases.

Worthingtons’ team is highly sought after for representing minors in medical negligence cases and is ‘highly professional, experienced, competent and thoroughly efficient’. The firm’s track record includes advising on multimillion-pound catastrophic injury cases arising from birth defects, brain injury and cerebral palsy. Nikki McConnell leads the team and is praised for her ‘detailed awareness of each case and capacity to select the most persuasive arguments’.

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