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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.
Peter Lorence, expert abuse lawyer at Irwin Mitchell representing the pair, said: “This is yet another shocking case where individuals have suffered terrible abuse from someone in a position of power and trust.
“While nothing will ever change what has happened to these women, we hope that his conviction and this settlement will go some way towards helping them move forward and get the support they need to go on and live happy lives.
“We are continuing to support others who were abused by Fleming so they can access the specialist support they also require to come to terms with their ordeal.
“Cases like these are a reminder that survivors of abuse should not suffer alone and can come forward safe in the knowledge that their concerns will always be handled with the greatest level of sensitivity.”
“Agata has faced an incredibly difficult few years as she tried to come to terms with the devastating injuries she suffered through no fault of her own.
“While she has shown great determination to overcome her injuries the best she can, Agata still faces challenges ahead.
“We are pleased that we have been able to secure the vital funds that Agata needs to help access the continued support and therapies she requires.
“However, this case is a clear example of the devastating impact that road collisions can have on cyclists. We join Agata in urging drivers to pay attention on the roads at all times.”
“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.”
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