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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.
“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.”
“Our clients have faced an incredibly difficult year attempting to come to terms with their loss and their efforts have been made harder by the lack of clear answers regarding the incident.
“This inquest has shed important light on the facts related to the case. Will now continue to work with the family to ensure they receive the support they need.”
“Mr Sumner was a much-loved grandfather, father and husband and more than a year since his death, his family are still trying to come to terms with their loss.
“Many questions remain around the exact circumstances of how the microlight came to crash and the aim of the inquest will be to examine the events leading to the flight, why Mr Crocombe lost control of the aircraft and analyse any other contributory factors.
“All of this should go some way to providing a clearer picture in relation to the crash and also how lessons can be learned to improve flight safety in general.”
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