Edward Myers > Barratts Solicitors > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Barratts Solicitors
NO 3 WHEATCROFT BUSINESS PARK
LANDMERE LANE
NOTTINGHAM
NG12 4DG
England

Work Department

Personal Injury Department

Position

Ed has spent 35 years pursuing complex personal injury claims

I have over 35 years experience as a specialist in personal injury claims for people who have been severely injured.  Their injuries include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fatal accidents and industrial diseases.  I am regularly involved in cases in the High Court, Coroners Inquests, and Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunals.

I have represented many individuals injured in high profile incidents such as the Marchioness Disaster, the Kegworth air crash, the Ramsgate ferry accident, the Soho Pub Bombings, and the London Transport attacks.  My work has involved helping people who have been in accidents throughout the world. These claims are called “cross-border” claims and this makes them more complex. I find this particularly interesting and I have become expert in helping people who have been injured abroad.

I am a fellow of the College of Personal Injury Law, and I am one of a very few individuals nationwide who hold both brain injury and spinal cord injury specialists status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  For a number of years I was Deputy Editor of the Journal of Personal Injury Litigation.  I have been recommended regularly in the two main guides to the legal profession. The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Guide, rate me and the firm, praising my “strong focus on clients, with genuine compassion and commitment, as well as legal expertise”. I also appear in the Directory of Legal Experts and the Good Lawyer .

I really enjoy the challenge of complex claims. I get great satisfaction in obtaining a level of compensation for my clients which helps them to rebuild their lives.  I usually work as part of a team, with case managers, psychologists, occupational therapists and other medical professionals. When we work together as a team we make sure our clients’ interests come first.

For 23 years I was Chair of the Trustees of my local Headway group (Headway Nottingham) which means I have seen the impact of head injury from a different perspective to my legal work. Supporting a local charity and using my expertise in head injury claims for the charity is extremely rewarding.

For the last 26 years I have sat as a part time Tribunal Judge.

Career

Trained Irwin Mitchell articled clerk; qualified 1986; partner Brian Thompson & Partners 1986-95; partner Alexander Harris 1995-97; partner Nelsons 1997-99; partner Barratts Solicitors1999 to date. Ed is a Mental Health Tribunal judge.

Education

Bootham School York (1970); Nottingham University (1974 BA Hons); Northumbria University (1983 Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Squash, tennis, badminton; gardening; cinema; music.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Edward Myers and David Tomlinson head the personal injury practice at Barratts Solicitors. The team acts in all types of personal injury matters, with particular experience in spinal and brain injury and fatal claims. Additional specialisms include criminal injuries compensation claims and overseas cases as well as cases representing families of mental health patients that committed suicide. The clinical negligence team is headed by Alison Brooks together with Emma Zukowska and Julie Hardy, who ‘have first rate skills for handling complex clinical negligence claims of maximum severity and value‘, such as matters relating to complex birth injuries, spinal injuries and delay of diagnosis.