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Sally is head of the personal injury department comprising five partners, 13 solicitors and 19 paralegals/support staff. She qualified in 1989, joined Leigh Day in 1991 and was made partner in 1992. She specialises in high value personal injury and fatal accident claims. She has specialism in head/brain and severe injury cases including spinal injury and amputation. Examples of the types of case settled in 2014 by Sally are: £5.4m part lump sum and part annual payments for a brain injured cyclist run over by a HGV lorry. In this case interim payments were secured for intensive rehabilitation to purchase equipment, therapies and to buy and adapt a home for the claimant. A multi-million pound claim plus annual payments for care for life for a man who suffered a severe SCI whilst travelling in the rear of a taxi; a multi-million pound settlement for the widow and children of a cyclist killed on a charity bike ride. In 2013 she recovered in excess of £10 million for injured clients. In 2012 she recovered in excess of £22.5m in damages for injured clients. She is expert at obtaining interim payments to fund rehabilitation and care packages and has secured funds to enable disabled clients to buy and adapt homes.


Qualified 1989; trained in the City, then left to work in Seifert Sedley Williams; Leigh Day 1991 to date; partner 1992. She has taught advanced litigation on the Master’s degree course at Nottingham.


Sally is currently chair of Headway West London, an organisation set up to support brain injury survivors in West London. She is a fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), member of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), Headway – the Brain Injury Association and Child Brain Injury Legal Group. She has taught on the masters degree course at Nottingham University on advanced litigation.


Whitgift Comprehensive School, Grimsby; University College, London (law degree); Law Society finals (special commendation).



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London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

(Hall of Fame)

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Leigh Day is ‘a leading light in the PI industry‘and offers advice and legal ‘guidance to claimants at every stage’ of litigation. The department works across the complete range of personal injury, combining traditional high-value severe injury and disease cases with the international group claims’ caseload, which brings corporations and governments to account for injury and abuse in foreign jurisdictions. Richard Meeran leads on this type of work, which frequently intersects with human rights issues and encompasses ground-breaking cases against UK-domiciled multinationals. Martyn Day is a specialist in international multi-party claims. Department head Sally Moore‘s expertise spans brain, spinal, amputation and fatal accident claims; she is also the main point of contact within the specialist cycling injury team. The firm also fields one of the largest asbestos and industrial disease groups, where Harminder Bains stands out for her work in precedent-setting mesothelioma cases.

London > Insurance > Personal injury: defendant

(Hall of Fame)

Sally MooreLeigh Day