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I specialise in complex personal injury claims arising out of accidents and incidents on the roads. I have a particular interest in long term pain conditions and psychological and psychiatric responses to incidents, as well as cases involving head injury.
In addition, I deal with a large number of claims involving fatal accidents however they are caused.
As a special interest, I deal with cases involving animals, particularly large animals such as horses or livestock. This is a very particular area of law.
I spent a lot of time away from school as a child due to orthopaedic surgeries and found myself watching a programme called Crown Court, which inspired me to want to become a criminal barrister. As I grew older and was able to gain experience, I wanted to help people who were in difficulties and found personal injury law very rewarding in that regard.
I am passionate about getting the best result I can for my clients and helping them through a strange and difficult process.
I am passionate about dressage and a member of British Dressage.
I am also governor of a school, Chair of Governors from September 2013. This is a job which is very rewarding and allows you to give back some of what you have been given, especially as I am a governor of a school I attended.
"Throughout the process Rebecca was extremely patient with me and always took time to explain everything in language I could understand. This support always made me feel that someone was 'on my side' - which in itself relieved a great deal of pressure. Through her the outcome of the case more than exceeded my expectations; I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rebecca to anyone."
"You have been so patient and caring with me, and your expertise in my care second to none - all very much appreciated. I feel very fortunate to have had you acting in my best interest. Thank you for everything."
"Rebecca Hearsey helped us through the long and difficult legal process following a serious road traffic accident. At all stages, she kept us informed and up-to-date with what was happening and explained the complicated legal procedure in a proficient, empathic and balanced way. She was understanding, considerate and always extremely professional."
“This is a truly tragic case which has had devastating consequences for all of Rowan’s family. Their lives have been turned upside down by the events that happened that day.
“Many people will be shocked at not only the driver seemingly thinking it was acceptable to work so many hours a week, but also at the actions of his employer who appeared not to challenge him on this as well as his driving conduct. The company failed appropriately to deal with concerns raised by members of the public as well as other employees and allowed the risks posed by Kailash Chander to continue unabated.
“Rowan’s death is a stark reminder of the dangers drivers pose to other road users by driving when tired.
“Irwin Mitchell joins Rowan’s family in urging motorists not to ignore the signs of tiredness or deteriorating driving ability and in also reminding employers of their responsibility in protecting their employees and in turn other road users.
“Families such as Rowan’s should not have to experience years of grief because of the irresponsible actions of drivers and companies who employ professional drivers.
“We will continue to support Rowans family through this incredibly difficult time.”
“Sharon and the rest of the family are absolutely heartbroken by Sarah’s death which they are still struggling to come to terms with.
“Sarah’s death vividly highlights the devastation that can be caused by selfish drivers who pose a real danger to other road users by thinking it is acceptable to break the law.
“While nothing will make up for Sarah’s death we hope today’s sentence will act as a deterrent and make drivers think about the consequences of their actions, so the number of people killed or badly injured on our roads reduces.
“We will continue to support Sharon and the rest of the family through this extremely distressing time.”
“Through our work we often see the consequences of what can happen when vulnerable road users, such as motorcyclists are involved in collisions.
“Sadly Rebecca and the rest of the family continue to pay the ultimate price because of the carless actions of the driver involved in the collision.
“We join Rebecca in supporting Road Safety Week and hope that the campaign reinforces the responsibility that all of us have to keep ourselves and others safe from harm on the road.”
The reaction amongst many members of the public to Robert Brown’s original sentence was one of shock and anger.
“Whilst nothing can bring Corey and Casper back, we are pleased that the Court of Appeal has decided to look into the truly tragic circumstances surrounding their deaths, deciding that the driver’s selfish and reckless actions that day deserved a tougher punishment.
“Through our work we sadly see how drivers such as Robert Brown are a real danger to innocent road users. We hope that his increased jail term acts as a warning to those motorists who think it is acceptable to break the law and put lives at risk because of their callous behaviour.
“We are continuing to support Louise and the rest of the family through this extremely distressing time.”
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