Firm Profile > Healys > Brighton, England


Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 3

Operating from Brighton, Healys' personal injury team has established itself as a strong local firm handling catastrophic and serious injury matters led by managing partner Dino Skinner. Trevor Henley oversees the personal injury practice and is noted for his extensive litigation expertise. The practice also has clinical negligence experience, with Jonathan Austen-Jones being the key name.

Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 5

Based across London and Brighton, Healys LLP's media and entertainment team has a breadth of experience spanning the publishing, broadcasting, TV, film and digital media industries. Nicholas Taylor focuses on defamation, reputation management, IP and rights protection issues, while Andrew Sparrow has particular experience in commercial matters in the digital media space.

Professional negligence Tier 5

Healys LLP ‘compares very favourably with other larger law firms’ in advising individuals and companies on claims against a range of professions. In recent years, the practice has primarily acted against solicitors, though practice head Robert Johnson has a ‘wealth of experience’ in advising on claims involving barristers, architects, surveyors, financial advisers and accountants. David Bailey handles large group claims and fraud issues. Eleanor Richards arrived from Wannops LLP in 2019, while Adrian Taylor  departed for Herrington Carmichael LLP.

Practice head(s):


‘Robert Johnson’s strengths lie in his candid, accurate and realistic provision of advice. His ability to give a detailed brief of the issues and legal remedies and solutions available along with realistic assessment of associated risk is his main strength.’

‘Healys have given me absolutely professional and sound advice from people who are well qualified and experienced. From the start of the case until the very end the whole team were faultless in their attitude and handling of all matters.’

‘Robert Johnson is an absolute professional with a wealth of experience and a practical attitude in his handling of a case. His advice is given without drama, but in a clear terms, and with complete understanding of the anxiety these cases can cause. Never did I feel pressured and yet his guidance was always critical to progressing matters.’

‘The Healys team is very focused and works well together. They offer excellent strategic advice and have a very good success rate. Nor do they drag out cases unnecessarily. In my view, this team compares very favourably with other, larger law firms in this sector.’

‘Robert Johnson and Richard David are very personable. They work well together. One of their advantages over their competitors is that they respond quickly to queries. Both Robert and Richard are good strategic thinkers, who communicate their ideas, both verbally and in writing, very well. In particular, I consider Robert to be one of the best lawyers I have worked with.’


Key clients

Roskill Advisors/Alternative Real Estate Fund

Philip Freeborn

Paul Henty

Kiritkumar & Smita Brahmbhatt

Cameron Worth

Hilary West

Leigh Porter

Janet Brooks


Paratus AMC Limited


Healys LLP offers the full spectrum of visa application assistance for individual clients. Omar Shams, who has worked in the US, Egypt and the UK, heads the team. He acts for high-net-worth individuals seeking to invest in the UK, including clients in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Practice head(s):


‘They specialise in overseas business visas and have significant experience in this area. Very supportive and guided me throughout the process.’

‘Well structured with different teams/departments, which makes them more than capable of addressing all legal consultation and representation needs.’

Healys’ reputation is what made me hire it to look after my matter. It couldn’t have gone better for me. Simply, the team fulfilled my needs as both a client and a friend.’

‘Very professional, very accurate – always there when you need them.’

Healys is a full-service law firm that provides its clients with professional and commercially sound legal advice.

The firm: Healys is a leading UK law firm with international reach. It takes an entrepreneurial approach, not just meeting objectives, but proactively enhancing opportunities. Founded 40 years ago, the firm combines a seasoned perspective and experience with creative legal solutions .Its partners are at the top of their fields and enjoy innovating to support the success of their clients.

The firm’s client base is a mix of corporate entities, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals. In recent years, senior partner Marios Pattihis has led the expansion of Healys’ international practice and the firm now deals extensively in the Middle East, CIS Russia and Asia Pacific regions, as well as in Italy and Cyprus.

Types of work undertaken:

Immigration: Healys specialises in all areas of UK immigration and nationality law. The firm’s services extend from lodging an initial application with the relevant immigration authorities through to appeal when necessary, providing a comprehensive service for clients.

Real estate: The real estate team has continued to build a strong reputation in the market and deals with a large amount of UK residential and commercial property transactions. The team represents companies, institutions and individuals, both in the UK and overseas, seeking property advice. The team advises on a range of matters that include: freehold purchase and sale of commercial premises; site acquisitions, disposals and development; remortgages; lease extensions; transfers of equity; auction sales and purchases.

Dispute resolution/professional negligence: The team regularly advises small to medium-sized commercial and private clients who require advice on complex and high-value litigation matters. In addition to mainstream commercial litigation, the areas of expertise include: arbitration and mediation, asset protection and recovery, banking, commercial litigation, factoring, fraud, insurance claims, landlord and tenant protection, professional and disciplinary tribunals, and professional negligence claims. The firm also operates in a number of specialist sectors that include insurance, media and entertainment, contentious probate and a focus on international disputes and arbitration.

Corporate & Commercial: Healys’ Corporate and Commercial team is equipped to handle a full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients. The team has an extensive network of professional contacts, ensuring that appropriate expertise and advice is provided for each transaction, and every client receives an efficient service tailored to their needs. The firm’s corporate services include; corporate (private and public) M & A, corporate and partnership structures, funds, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, private equity, reorganisation and restructuring, partnerships and LLPs, and joint ventures and collaborations.

Personal injury/Clinical negligence: Healys has a dedicated personal injury team with experienced lawyers and staff that specialise in the field. The firm deals with cases of work-related injuries, car accidents, slip or trip accidents, motorcycle accidents, injuries from faulty products, food poisoning, industrial diseases, mismanaged cosmetic surgery, or any other personal injury incident in which the victim was not at fault or only partially at fault. The team has many years’ experience in representing clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries which have life-altering consequences, such as amputations, acquired brain injury, spinal injury and clinical negligence.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Marios Pattihis 020 7822 4000
Managing Partner Dino Skinner 01273 685 888
Real Estate Kiri Kkoshi 020 7822 4000
Corporate and Commercial Karen Lord 01273 685 888
Litigation David Bailey 01273 685 888
Professional Negligence Robert Johnson 020 7822 4000
Personal Injury Trevor Henley 01273 685 888
Media & Entertainment Nicholas Taylor 01273 685 888
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jonathan Austen-Jones  photo Jonathan Austen-Jones Partner and Head Clinical Negligence.
 Karen Lord  photo Karen Lord Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Services.
 Dino Skinner  photo Dino Skinner Managing Partner and Head of the Personal Injury Department.
 Nicholas Taylor  photo Nicholas Taylor Partner and Head of Media & Entertainment
Number of UK partners : 19
Number of other UK fee-earners : 47
Law Society of England and Wales
IBA (International Bar Association)