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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

FRANCISCAN HOUSE, 51 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1UR, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 497 97 97
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Fax 0845 497 2431
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3249 IPSWICH
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www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Kirsten Almond

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Work +44 1473 284 451
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Eversheds Sutherland

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Kirsten is a Senior Associate within our Corporate Claims team. She joined Eversheds in 2008 having previously carried out Claimant PI and general litigation work at a local firm. Since this date Kirsten has acted for various large corporate/public bodies defending EL, PL, product liability, and clinical negligence claims.

Kirsten's experience includes:

  • Acting for a credit provider in a number of claims arising from faulty PIP breast implants, to include advising the board on strategy and valuation;
  • Dealt with claims against the police for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and damage to property, as well as a high value RTA fatality arising from a police pursuit;
  • Managing claims against prisons by both staff and prisoners including false imprisonment and general PI claims;
  • Acting for a research council in claims arising from staff working on ships around the world and advising on the shipping laws covering such claims;
  • Assisting in a clinical negligence claim arising from an injury following bariatric surgery;
  • Advising on a complicated claim involving 6 parties arising from an accident on a race track during testing at a proving ground;
  • Dealing with claims relating to hair treatment and damage arising from the same;
  • Assisting in a claim arising from an accident concerning the rail industry with complicated contractual issues; and
  • Assisting in a US case to obtain a deposition from a UK resident and co-ordinating the same

Position

Senior Associate


East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

'For high-value, high-complexity claims the overall level of service is good, the team is responsive and its knowledge is excellent', say clients of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. Among the firm's clients are large corporates and public entities including National Grid PLC, HSBC, McCain Foods, Turkish Airlines and Moulson Coors Brewing. Paul Coppin leads the corporate claims team in which Nicola Lashmar , who has more than 20 years' experience in this field of law, is highly recommended. Coppin is leading the representation of Anglian Water in a number of claims arising from the a serious flooding incident in 2015, when Kirkley Stream burst its banks following a period of extremely heavy rainfall, affecting 33 properties in the vicinity. He also advised Legal and General Insurance on a complex and high-value claim arising from an accident at a family BBQ, in which the claimant sustained 38% total body surface area burns. Claimant solicitors put in an a schedule of loss at short notice claiming just under £5m after liability had been conceded in the belief that a £2m insurance indemnity would be sufficient. Senior associate Kirsten Almond is 'very thorough and considers all angles'. Senior legal assistant Carl Hurle is 'very user-friendly and responsive and often acts as an extension of the in-house team'. Senior associate Mark Milkovics has more than 25 years' experience in personal injury work and he recently defended  Union Hosteleria, trading as Hotels Holiday Parks, against a claim brought by a teenager who suffered a serious spinal injury  as a result of falling through the glass floor of her hotel balcony.

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