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Since qualifying as a solicitor, I have supported clients who have sustained life-changing injuries, in particular advising clients about traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and multiple traumas. I also represent individuals' families and loved ones following fatal accidents, which includes attending inquests. As an experienced biker and cyclist myself, I lend that understanding to specialising in acting for clients who have been involved in motorcycle or cycling collisions.
I am passionate about securing my clients interim payments wherever possible, so that I can put in place the appropriate rehabilitation, care package and accommodation before the claim has concluded. My colleagues and I work to improve the quality of life for our clients, overcoming the impact of a serious injury as best we can. I also work to ensure that partners and family get the help that they need, as well as support and assist them through the process.
I am also experienced with cases regarding incidents in public places or the workplace, as well as domestic air crashes. I also have expertise in acting for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
I wanted to be able to make a real, tangible difference to people's lives.
Seeing clients gain access to early rehabilitation, care and support through compensation, and knowing that they can rebuild and restore their quality of life.
The main advantage of working for a large leading firm is the breadth of knowledge and expertise among my colleagues, enabling me to work collaboratively to support my clients, working together to repair shattered lives.
Either tackling green lanes on my BMW 1200GS, or - when time and family allow - going away on adventure motorcycle trips, the most recent being to Nepal and Morocco. Closer to home, I enjoy tennis, cycling and spending time with my family.
“The simple problem is that the limit on the amount of indemnity cover needed for passengers has not changed in more than a decade, and in fact wasn’t even high enough at the time it was introduced.
“Someone injured in a light aircraft crash would be lucky to escape without serious injuries, some of which can be life-changing. For someone left with brain and spinal injuries or amputations it may mean they can’t return to work and if they have families to look after then just over £100,000 is clearly inadequate. In the event of a fatal accident, a family who is left having to pay a mortgage and other general living costs after losing the main breadwinner would also struggle on the current minimum amount.
“In these circumstances the families will have to pursue the person responsible direct, but if they don’t have the assets to cover the claim then it is very difficult. Often the pilot can be a family member or close friend too.
“We’ve got several examples of people who have been left hugely undercompensated because of minimum indemnity levels being so low and where bringing a case against the pilot has not been possible. They are left struggling to move on with their lives and we call on the government to raise the minimum indemnity level for passengers.”
"Although it is more than 18 months since John’s death the family are understandably still struggling to come to terms with how he died in such unexpected circumstances.
“Through our work we often see the consequences of what can happen when vulnerable road users, such as motorcyclists, are involved in collisions. The number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on London’s roads is disproportionately high to other road users.
“We will continue to support John’s family at this emotional time and encourage drivers to be more aware of bikers at all times to help reduce casualty figures.”
“This is an incredibly tragic case and while nearly two years has passed since John’s death, Mandy and all the family are understandably still struggling to come to terms with their loss.
“It is their hope that the inquest provides vital information in relation to the events leading up to John’s death and gives his family the answers they deserve.”
Road safety is a cause we are passionate about as we see first-hand on a daily basis the impact that collisions can have on people’s lives – particularly vulnerable road users such as cyclists. Elliot’s experience is a stark reminder of the suffering that some people have to go through following a momentary lapse in concentration from other road users.
“We hope that motorists and cyclists take heed of Elliot’s warning so others don’t have to go through the pain our client has had to endure over the past three years.
“We’ll continue to work with Elliot to secure the necessary support and rehabilitation he needs to help with his recovery.”
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