Elaine Chapman > Weightmans LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Weightmans LLP


 Elaine joined Weightmans in 1989, qualified in 1994, and was made a partner in 2001. She specialises in large loss and technical claims. She has been involved in severe brain injury cases, paraplegia and tetraplegia cases, amputations and other severe limb injury cases. Elaine has vast experience of dealing with all the issues that may arise in these cases, including care, statutory funding, rehabilitation and accommodation. She is Weightmans’ nominated rehabilitation champion.
 She has spoken at a number of conferences on the subject of rehabilitation and had several articles published. She has vast experience of dealing with both the medical and vocational aspects of rehabilitation.
 Elaine has also been recognised for her contribution to the law after judges at the Law Society ‘Highly Commended’ her efforts in the AWS Legal Business Woman of the Year category. She has previously been crowned Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Medium-Sized Practice by the Association of Women Solicitors.

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London > Insurance > Personal injury: defendant

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Elaine Chapman – Weightmans

The ‘dynamic and diverse’ large loss and technical team at Weightmans LLP in London is led by the ‘fantastic’ Elaine Chapman, who has a strong reputation for catastrophic injury work and vast experience handling issues of care, statutory funding, rehabilitation and accommodation. The team deals with high-value, serious injury and industrial disease, as well as employers’ and public liability matters and complex motor incidents. Notably, principal associate Phillip Bratt is assisting with the defence of Cornwall Council against a fatal road traffic claim, which is awaiting approval at the Supreme Court. In addition, Nicholas Richards has a strong reputation in cases concerning accidents which took place abroad. Factors often involved in the matters the team defends include severe injury, paraplegia and tetraplegia, amputation, severe brain and spinal injury, and fatal claims. Associate Shaun Lavery, described as ‘a true natural with tremendous skill’, is one to watch in the team.