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I specialise in clinical negligence cases and neurological injury cases including serious head injury claims. I also represent clients in fatal accident cases including inquest representation. I also have experience of representing the survivors of child abuse and elder abuse in litigation against social services and care homes. I have represented families in connection with independent enquiries into abuse in the NHS.
Market sources comment that "he really knows his stuff and has an easy way of explaining it to people." - Chambers & Partners 2016
"He has a relaxed manner but is a hard negotiator" - Chambers & Partners 2015
Sources describe him as "a star - he's incredibly bright, tactically astute and easy to get on with." It is also noted that "he's very good at managing people and his department, and he works efficiently on difficult cases." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"A force to be reckoned with in brain injury claims." - Legal 500 2013
"A remarkable track record" and "Very dynamic." - Chambers & Partners 2012
I have written and lectured widely on brain injury litigation, clinical negligence, coroners and inquests and human rights issues.
Working with seriously injured clients and their families to ensure that they get the best rehabilitation and support for the future.
I enjoy the team approach to the work and the determination to do the best for clients whatever the odds.
I enjoy writing, reading and working as a Director of Tindal Street Press, a prize winning independent publishing company.
“Elizabeth and the rest of Mr Byrne’s family had many questions about his care, not least why it took so long to scan what we now know to be a neck fracture which led to considerable pain and ultimately paralysis for Mr Byrne before his death.
“We will now be reviewing the coroner’s findings with Mr Byrne’s family and advising them on the next steps available to them.”
“We are absolutely delighted to have received this award, with the prize being a great tribute to the fantastic range of work undertaken by many people within our office.
“As well as sponsoring the Pride annual event, our caseworkers have consistently acted with empathy and understanding of the issues faced in the LGBT community and are a major credit to the firm.
“We are committed across all of our offices to forging strong links across the communities where we are based and our IMEqual group does an important job of promoting the importance of an inclusive and supporting network for all employees.
“The win is a great time to celebrate our commitment to this area and we are already thinking about the next steps we can take to improve our support even further.”
“We are delighted to have been recognised by the Bristol Law Society and the local legal community, with the award highlighting the huge emphasis we place on corporate social responsibility at Irwin Mitchell.
“Across all of our offices we maintain a focus on ensuring that we are out in the community and helping local initiatives to provide vital support and in some cases change the lives of those who need support to get the best from life. Getting involved in this type of activity is at the core of what the firm holds dear.
“We are incredibly proud of our links across the Bristol community and are determined to ensure that we continue to make further steps forward in supporting our community locally in any way we can.”
“We are extremely proud to be nominated for these two categories in the upcoming Bristol Law Society Awards 2015.
“This achievement, together with the other awards we have recently been shortlisted for, highlights the progress we have made over the last twelve months and our commitment to be the legal brand of choice.
“The Law Firm of the Year nomination recognises how hard we work for our clients to ensure they receive the excellent level of service they expect and we demand from our staff. It also encapsulates not only our caring approach but the strides we have made as a firm and our continued growth and ambition.
“The CSR Firm of the Year nomination recognises our unwavering commitment to social responsibility and our dedicated programme which is a fundamental part of who we are. Our clients, charities, and our 2,000 plus employees all play a crucial part supporting the local communities where we are based, like in Bristol, and even wider on a national scale.
“We are excited to be attending the awards and hope the evening will turn out to be a successful one.”