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I am the Managing Partner for the Personal Injury division and executive board member on the Personal Legal Services Division.
I am a personal injury lawyer and I have been acting for clients who have suffered major injury for over 30 years. I have acted for many clients who have suffered brain and spinal cord injury and now work with a large team of lawyers who specialise in acting for clients who have suffered major injury and working as a team on all cases are highly skilled in accessing the very best rehabilitation and support to help rebuild their lives and in achieving the best outcome for any damages claim.
I am also the Regional Managing Partner in the Birmingham office and I am the Lead Partner for the personal injury teams here who are regularly acclaimed in independent guides as the best personal injury lawyers in the Midlands.
I became a personal injury lawyer because I was interested in law and medicine and had a desire to fight for justice for ordinary people who would often be taking on major companies or institutions in their legal battles.
I have achieved successful outcomes in numerous cases involving major brain and spinal cord injury leading to multi million pound awards of damages that have made an enormous difference to the quality of life of my clients and their families.
In particular I have worked with my colleagues to pursue legal arguments to increase the level of damages awarded to those with major injury. Some of the cases in which I have acted have set record awards of damages in their time, for example Christine Leung's case (£3.4m in 1994 which doubled the record award at that time) and Faisal Luhar (£5.1m in 2000) and I continue to work to obtain the very best award of damages for all of my clients.
Our people and the energy and enthusiasm we commit to everything we do. I particularly admire the strength and fearlessness of our lawyers in securing the very best for our clients.
I enjoy relaxing with my family. I have four children and enjoy their company greatly. I am also interested in all the arts and sports (apart from football!) and always ensure I find time to listen to live music, theatre and to visit galleries. I have a particular interest in British art from the 1950s and relax with my collection of acoustic guitars.
"It’s fantastic to see how much Simon has achieved since winning the Design For Life competition.
“We work very closely with people with a range of disabilities which affect the strength and mobility in their hands and it is great to see that this product is helping them gain more independence.
“We can’t wait to see what he does next with Nimble and wish him all the best as he continues to develop the product.”
“We’ve seen first-hand the benefits that disability sport can have both physically in their rehabilitation and in boosting the morale of people who may be struggling to come to terms with their injuries.
“Don’t Quit, Do it, is about encouraging and inspiring people get involved in disability sport and to show that there is help and support out there for people who need it. This year is a massive year of sport with the European Championships and both the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.
“Our research shows that specialist rehabilitation following serious injuries can have a massive positive effect on those involved, helping them to become more independent and often significantly reducing the burden on the NHS and benefits systems.”
“We are delighted to be helping Boccia England with its annual awards to help recognise the players, coaches, clubs, officials and volunteers that enable people to play the sport across England.
“The sport is inclusive of all abilities and shows what can be achieved by those determined not to let their disability stop them from playing sports, as well as the showcasing the inspirational activities of volunteers who are determined to give back to their local community through boccia.
“At Irwin Mitchell we have helped set up boccia clubs in both Leeds and Sheffield and we hope to spread the message wider, both within our company, and to the public by helping to support this year’s Boccia England awards.”