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I head the Medical Negligence team in London and also have expertise in neurotrauma. I specialise in claims for adults and children who have suffered brain or spinal injury, associated with permanent disability, caused as a result of clinical negligence or as a result of a road traffic collision.
Our aim is to obtain interim payments wherever possible, so that we can put rehabilitation, a care package and suitable accommodation in place before the claim is concluded. As a team, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients.
Our clinical negligence team has extensive experience in clinical negligence claims arising from obstetric, neonatal, anaesthetic, neurosurgical, cardiac and psychiatric care.
"Leading light… She's very experienced, knowledgeable and very good at strategy," - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"She is one of the greatest claimant solicitors in the market – she really cares about her clients and supervises her team really well." Sources have a "huge amount of respect" for Alison Eddy, describing her as a "brilliant" and "impressive" lawyer. - Chambers & Partners 2018
A "wonderful lawyer"... "she's an incredibly committed and very hard-working, inspirational leader," remarks one source. "Brilliant"; "she runs a fantastic team" and provides a "superlative service to her clients." - Chambers & Partners 2017
"A leader in this field" - Legal 500, 2017
Alison Eddy is hailed as a "first-rate” lawyer, and commended for her wealth of experience pertaining to brain and spinal injury claims. - Chambers & Partners 2015
"Remarkably full of energy", "clear, decisive and very effective," with a reputation as the "star leader" in her firm. - Chambers & Partners 2013
Alison Eddy is "as good as it gets", and is exceptionally well regarded by clients and peers alike - Legal 500 2016
"she is a leader in the field", and "inspirational", "extremely experienced", "savvy" and a "master tactician." - Legal 500 2013
That I would be able to make a real difference to people's lives
I find it hugely rewarding that through compensation, we are able to improve the quality of lives of our clients by putting in place early rehabilitation, care and support wherever possible.
Working with talented and passionate lawyers, all working for a common goal to help repair lives that have often been devastated.
I enjoy walking, travel and relaxing with family and friends.
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