Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant in Northern Ireland

Millar McCall Wylie LLP

Millar McCall Wylie LLP‘s practice covers all areas of personal injury, including road traffic accidents, employer liability, and industrial disease, but has a particularly strong clinical negligence offering. Caroline Prunty is team head and acts for claimants across UK jurisdictions, often before the High Court. William McSorley leads a hearing loss department within the firm, in addition to acting on other industrial injuries such as repetitive strain and diseases as a result of asbestos. Associate Ashley Black is perceived as ‘an exceptional young driven lawyer’.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Prunty

Other key lawyers:

William McSorley; Ashley Black; Louise McNally


‘Caroline Prunty is excellent and deals with cases and clients gracefully and effectively.’

‘Very strong innovative team.’

‘Ashley Black is standing out as an exceptional young driven lawyer in the jurisdiction.’

‘I find the team pragmatic, commercially aware and client-focused. They seek to represent their client’s position well, but will always strive to enter into meaningful negotiations, if possible, to ensure excellent settlements for their clients.’

‘William McSorley and Ashley Black are both highly effective lawyers.’

‘I appreciated the attention to detail and honest advice especially from William McSorley.’

‘I have found Caroline Prunty to be the stand-out partner among many within the MMW legal team who are excellent.’

‘They are courteous, well-informed and pay attention to detail.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a client on a £120,000 settlement for road traffic injury claim.
  • Advised a client on a road traffic accident claim that settled for £100,000.

Thompsons NI Solicitors

Thompsons NI Solicitors is known for being the firm of choice for Northern Irish trade unions, and as such fields a broad array of workplace accident and industrial disease cases across multiple industries, including retail, health and agricultural. Managing partner Oonagh McClure leads the practice and brings expertise in asbestos-related diseases, as well as in spinal and head injury cases. has additional experience in road traffic accidents and public liability.

Practice head(s):

Oonagh McClure

Other key lawyers:

Claire Shevlin


‘I had to deal with a very delicate situation and this firm helped me through it wit great understanding and compassion.’

‘Where I believed the company did me a good service was in the way they advised me at every consultation. They took the time to explain and answer any of my questions. They also contacted me at crucial moments and kept me updated. Explaining to me what my options where and it helped me to make my final decision.’

‘They were friendly, professional, empathetic and willing to listen despite my limited knowledge and experience.’

Work highlights

  • Advised an employee of the Department of Agriculture who sustained a serious arm fracture in the course of employment, ultimately settling for £400,000.
  • Advised a client who sustained whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident.
  • Negotiated on behalf of an individual employed as a nursing auxiliary after they sustained a fractured wrist due to slipping on a wet floor.