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Shoosmiths LLP

THE LAKES, BEDFORD ROAD, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 7SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 863000
Fax:
Fax 03700 863001
DX:
712280 NORTHAMPTON 12
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Chris McKinney

Tel:
Work 03700 863195
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury - CAT team.

Position

Chris is a partner and head of the catastrophic injury team in Northampton. He is highly experienced particularly in the field of brain and spinal injury. He is recognised by clients, professionals and other lawyers alike as a specialist in the area of catastrophic injury claims. Chris is on the Headway and SIA panels and a Law Society Personal Injury panel member. He is a member of APIL. He is a Trustee of the Leicester Rutland and Leicestershire Headway and a member of the Acquired Brain Injury Forum for Northamptonshire. Chris has settled numerous claims in excess of £1m and several multimillion pound claims. Chris project managed the case of Mark Seabrook v Sulliaman Khan – RTA- spinal cord injury leaving claimant paralyzed at T3 level together with complex shoulder fracture which went to trial in May 2011.

Career

Solicitor Ironsides Solicitors; solicitor Nelsons; joined Access Legal from Shoosmiths as a partner in July 2010.

Member

Law Society Personal Injury Panel; APIL; Spinal Injuries Association.


East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘fantastic’ team provides ‘first-class service’ in both personal injury and clinical negligence. The key quartet includes Northampton practice heads Chris McKinney and Andrea Rusbridge, senior associate Sharine Burgess and ‘organised and knowledgeable’ associate Simon Towler. Between them, the group has extensive experience in brain and spinal injuries, amputations, cerebral palsy and fatality claims, handling complex claims across the value scale. In addition to successfully negotiating a six-figure settlement of a claim arisen from severe crush injuries in ankle and foot of a client involved in a motor cycle accident, the team also represented a prison officer who had suffered significant facial and psychiatric injuries when he was assaulted by a prisoner.

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