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Hunt & Coombs LLP

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Huntingdon, Oundle, Peterborough, St Neots

Naina Tilney

Work 01733 882800
Hunt & Coombs LLP

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Personal injury claimant and defendant.


Naina joined Hunt & Coombs Solicitors in 2014 as a director and head of the personal injury/commercial litigation team. This resulted from the merger with Balfour Law Limited, a successful niche litigation practice which Naina set up in 2007, where she practiced as managing director. Since qualifying in 1989, Naina has worked exclusively in civil litigation with a strong bias in personal injury. Whilst at Balfour Law, Naina developed the only defendant insurer litigation practice in Peterborough, successfully defending employers liability, public liability and professional negligence claims for a number of insurers. Naina’s reputed no-nonsense commercial approach suits her insurer clients as she sets realistic reserves, operates within service level agreements and provides timely, cost-saving results. Naina has used these skills in the high-volume, complex, serious injury cases she deals with for claimants, where she has achieved large settlements in ‘record time’ as she combines her specialist knowledge and experience with her business minded organisational skills to ensure the case is progressed efficiently with the best outcome for the client.


Naina now partner and head of personal injury at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors was previously managing director of Balfour Law until April 2014. She had set up the firm in 2007, prior to that Naina was equity partner at Buckles, where she had worked from articled clerk in 1987, qualified in 1989, then salaried and then equity partner. She left in 2002.




Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


Barrs Hill School, Coventry; University of East Anglia (LLB Hons), College of Law, Chester (1986).


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East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

Hunt & Coombs LLP has a highly experienced litigator in legal executive Lesley Milne who leads the commercial litigation team and has 'vast dispute resolution experience that enables her to put clients at their ease; she never loses sight of the commercial realities of a dispute and the outcomes her clients desire'. Milne and personal injury partner Naina Tilney recently acted for a client who alleged that overseas companies had failed to honour contracts under a distribution agreement for the supply of heavy equipment. The same team also acted for a company director and shareholder in a claim concerning prejudicial treatment by other board members that resulted in a winding up order being issued. The case was settled favourable at mediation. Former in-house barrister Davide Corbino joined Chambers of Paul Hollow in Cambridge.

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East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Naina Tilney - Hunt & Coombs LLP

Within: Personal injury: claimant

The team at¬†Hunt & Coombs LLP¬†is ‚Äėdedicated and client-focused‚Äė. 'It is an excellent example of a regional firm which provides good quality legal services, primarily to the injured victims of accidents', comments one barrister. 'Shrewd and tough'¬†head of department¬†Naina Tilney¬†handles both claimant and defendant matters and has nearly 30 years' experience in personal injury law. The firm focuses on high-value and complex cases and deals purely with multi-track claims. Tilney and solicitor¬†Mariam Alipour¬†acted for a client involved in a head-on car collision, which resulted in the death of the third-party driver driver who was driving on the wrong side of a dual carriageway. The claim was settled for ¬£620,000. The same team advised a young mother involved in a motorcycle accident as a pillion passenger, who sustained multiple serious injuries.¬†Senior litigation executive¬†Darren Fletcher¬†and senior solicitor¬†Richard Moon¬†play key roles in the practice.

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Personal injury: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Naina Tilney - Hunt & Coombs LLP

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Hunt & Coombs LLP has a large personal injury team that handles both defendant and claimant work. It is the only firm in Peterborough to handle the full range of defence litigation for both insurance companies and self-insured organisations. It also has in-house experience in costs, which means insurer clients do not have to bear the expense of an external costs draftsman. Practice head Naina Tilney has nearly 30 years' experience in personal injury law and specialises in complex and high-value claims, among which are those arising from amputations, brain injuries, serious orthopaedic injuries and complex psychiatric injuries. Her caseload consists exclusively of multi-track claims. Her six-lawyer team includes senior litigation executive Darren Fletcher and senior solicitor Richard Moon. The practice recently defended a self-insured company against a claim by a man who injured his non-dominant hand, in which a favourable settlement was reached without the need for an expensive joint settlement meeting. She is currently defending a claim against a logistics company brought by a client who injured his foot in an accident at work.

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