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Andrew Lawson

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Personal injury.


Andrew Lawson specialises in defending catastrophic injuries arising from road traffic accidents and accidents at work. Recent instructions include claims involving significant brain injuries to a toddler, spinal injury resulting in paraplegia to a 21 year old labourer and two claims arising from medical students who were unable to complete their degrees as a result of head injuries sustained. Andrew is also acting on claims including amputations and has recently conducted a claim involving bilateral below knee amputations to an injured cyclist as well as a traumatic amputation to the dominant hand of a 16 year old. His practice also covers the defence of regulatory investigations and prosecutions following work-related incidents and road traffic accidents. He acts on behalf of local authorities in relation to a variety of public sector risks including malicious prosecution, misfeasance and education claims.

South West: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Excellent defendant insurance firmBLM handles a wide range of personal injury matters, including catastrophic injury, industrial disease, casualty claims, health and safety, fast and small track litigation, and public liability claims. It also has specialist teams dedicated to marine and abuse claims, and also catastrophic injury and local authority claims. The firm regularly acts in multimillion-pound cases and cases involving seriously injured children and babies. Joe Wakeford heads the team and acts for large insurers and in non-clinical claims for the NHS Litigation Authority, in addition to handling inquests. Andrew Lawson is adept at defending catastrophic injury claims particularly in relation to road traffic accidents, he is ‘professional’ and ‘achieves outstanding results’. Rebecca Shafto has ‘good judgement’ and defends catastrophic injury claims involving brain injuries, amputations and multiple traumatic injuries. Clients include Direct Line Group, QBE, Gallagher Bassett, North Somerset Council and FirstPort. Recent work includes acting for Liverpool Victoria in a road traffic accident case in which an individual became paraplegic, involving defending the garage which undertook an MOT of the vehicle shortly before the crash.

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