Firm Profile > Barr Ellison LLP > Cambridge, England

Barr Ellison LLP

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 1

Barr Ellison LLP has one of the region's leading catastrophic personal injury practices, with one client remarking that 'this is a bespoke personal injury team that is extremely skilled'. It has a dedicated office within Addenbrooke’s Hospital for contact with clients and their families, as well as its main office in Cambridge. The 'reliable and caring' Emma Truin, who is the head of personal injury and the firm's managing partner, is 'absolutely outstanding - the level of empathy and support she offers is truly impressive'. Associates Daryl Robinson (who is 'a fantastic lawyer and human being') and Mark Copley are highly recommended.

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The work seems to be good and thorough. They work hard and provide good instructions. Emma Truin is reliable and caring.

Our legal case lasted for three years and the staff at Barr Ellison always treated us with kindness and compassion and were very supportive throughout our whole journey. As I was attending Addenbrookes hospital daily, I called into Barr Elison to see if they could help me and they took over our claim with excellent results.

Daryl Robinson was the legal executive who dealt with our case. He was always very professional, efficient and helped enormously with all our complex needs. A care package was put into place by case manager Jill Fraser who was assigned by Daryl. He also made sure we had a full team of experts to help with recovery including a neuropsychologist, support worker, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and speech therapist. I will always be extremely grateful to Daryl for all his help with our case as I am sure my husband would not be as well as he is today without all the hard work and effort he put in for us.

Daryl Robinson is my contact at this firm. He deals with injuries of the utmost severity and is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in running these cases successfully. Daryl is a fantastic lawyer and human being when it comes to dealing with clients and opponents.

This is a bespoke personal injury team that is extremely skilled. Unlike other firms, the file does not get passed around and this enables a truly personal service from start to finish.

Emma Truin absolutely outstanding. Emma is highly knowledgeable but has always retained her ability to really consider every client as an individual. The level of empathy and support she offers is truly impressive.

The team at Barr Ellison is easy to reach and personable, and I feel they have a warmth and a strong culture which is supportive whilst maintaining integrity.

I have worked with Emma Truin on a number of different clients and find her supportive and adaptable. She is able to see the big picture and make strong and tough decisions where this is required. She always achieves this with a calm and comfortable supportive tone which provides her clients with confidence and security.

I have worked with Lucy Spraggons on a number of occasions and she is very supportive, organised and efficient in her role.

At an extremely stressful time we found this firm friendly and reassuring and at every step provided us with relevant information and guidance. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others in need of advice and assistance.

Emma Truin of Barr Ellison has the ability to make us feel at ease and responds in a manner that we can easily understand. She has shown that she is sympathetic and friendly and has a natural and sincere approach.

Daryl Robinson in Cambridge is a seasoned campaigner who provides a well resourced and dedicated service to his claimant clients. He is very approachable and friendly and he is able to attract exceptionally good work given the location of one of their offices within Addenbrooke’s hospital itself. Work is ordinarily of the upmost severity with the benefit of working in Cambridge rather than central London. Thus, it is a regional firm with London-quality work.

Daryl Robinson is approachable and dedicated. A very well-rounded personal injury litigator who is easygoing with clients but strong and determined with defendant insurers.

The office of the practice is in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, so I made contact with them on my second admission day prior my operation, which was required due to accident. My representative Daryl Robinson visited me on the ward in a very calm and gentle manner which was very reassuring and gave me the strength to make it.

An individual and professional approach. The firm has knowledge and years of experience in dealing with cases such as mine. An uninsured driver caused an accident, causing me personal damage with long-term sick leave and future sequelae.

This is an impressive firm that undertakes PI work of utmost seriousness, punching far above its weight. The standout individual is Daryl Robinson who works extremely hard to deliver the best and most just results for his clients. The claimants, usually grievously injured, and their families have absolute trust in Daryl’s tenacity and good sense. He will never let them down.

The team consists of individuals who are passionate and work hard for their clients.

The team at Barr Ellison is great to work alongside. They understand the client group that they work with – you’d think that this is a given, but can be something that is lost on other firms – but they remain approachable and supportive on a human level. Multiple clients of mine have been represented by the firm and they always talk highly of the service that they have received. Knowing that they are in safe hands is one less thing for them and for me to worry about!

I’ve worked with a number of members of the Barr Ellison team but specific mention must go to Emma Truin and Daryl Robinson who I have had the good fortune to work with on a number of cases. Both Emma and Daryl approach their cases with the utmost professionalism whilst maintaining a level of approachability that my clients really value. Emma and Daryl will always do their best to support the clinical/treating team and are always welcome additions to MDT meetings where their experience from a legal perspective is always informative and constructive. If I found myself in the position that some of our shared clients have found themselves in, I’d want Emma and Daryl representing me in my claim.

This is a boutique catastrophic personal injury firm in East Anglia with some high quality practitioners. Their office at Addenbroooke’s Hospital – the major trauma centre for East Anglia – sets them apart from other firms in providing those treated for catastrophic injuries at the hospital, and their families, with high-quality advice. Their links to the hospital also allow them to forge close relationships with the medical staff and get the best medical input.

Daryl Robinson is excellent. He has a superb manner with clients: calm, reassuring and always focused. He deals with the highest value catastrophic claims and brings complete professionalism and commitment to his work.

Mark Copley is also a very impressive practitioner. He takes a collaborative approach to his cases and yields very good results.

Barr Ellison is a full service law firm at the heart of Cambridge, able to cater for all the needs of clients and their families in one place, including Court of Protection, Personal Injury Trusts, wills, family and property. Its dedicated personal injury team comprises knowledgeable, experienced lawyers with empathy and decades of specialist expertise focused on complex and catastrophic injury work. The team specialises in brain injury, spinal injury, amputations and other catastrophic injuries.

Barr Ellison has an office within Addenbrooke’s Hospital to ensure we are immediately approachable for clients and their families in all areas of law.

Emma Truin has entrenched her position at the helm of Barr Ellison’s personal injury team, growing the practice and demonstrating a commitment to further enhancing the reputation of this established catastrophic injury practice.

The team is extremely well connected locally having excellent relationships with key contacts for its clients e.g. medics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and case managers and therapists, enabling the provision of a caring, bespoke and individual service for its clients and their families.

The types of cases include multiple catastrophic brain injury (child and adult), spinal injury, psychological injury and amputation cases, for example making a settlement of £10.7m for a young woman who suffered a brain injury as a result of a road traffic collision. The team has obtained significant interim payments under the Rehab and Serious Injury Codes to secure specially adapted accommodation for their clients. The team has decades of experience dealing with complex paediatric cases and recently secured a £7m settlement for a child who sustained a traumatic brain injury.

There is a dedicated Court of Protection team supervised which brings the added dimension of a wealth of knowledge in dealing with and supporting the day-to-day management of the firm’s Court of Protection client funds.

Barr Ellison has supported Headway Cambridgeshire and Headway UK for many years.  Solicitor Mark Copley is Trustee of Headway Cambridgeshire and Managing Partner Emma Truin is a previous Chair of Headway Cambridgeshire. This year Barr Ellison is sponsoring Headway UK’s Carer of the Year Award.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation Partner Robert Curry 01223 417200
Property Partner Elizabeth Deyong 01223 417267
Catastrophic Personal Injury Partner Emma Truin 01223 417241
Family Law & Divorce Partner Sarah Martin 01223 417250
Trusts & Estates Partner Francis Durrant 01223 417240
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mark Copley  photo Mark Copley Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyer
 Daryl Robinson  photo Daryl Robinson Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyer
 Emma Truin  photo Emma Truin Head of Catastrophic Personal Injury
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Law Society of England and Wales
Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)