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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."
We often see first-hand the devastation that can be caused by the stupidity of drivers who break the speed limit.
“Ryan and his family have paid the ultimate price because of Morgan Chaplin’s selfish actions.”
“Irwin Mitchell is continuing to support Vivienne and the family and we hope that their heartache prompts motorists to take more care on the roads.”
“The driver’s actions have caused considerable heartache for Ryan’s family as they struggle to come to terms with his death and highlights the devastating impact road accidents can have.
“Stanley’s guilty plea is small comfort to the family who know their lives will never be the same again.
“While we welcome today’s sentence nothing can ever begin to make up for the family’s loss. We hope that this tragic case acts as a reminder of the potential fatal consequences of irresponsible, unqualified, unsupervised driving on the road and the years of misery they can cause the loved ones of people killed on the roads.”
Rebecca, Elliott, Lewis and Darcey have been left devastated by Miles Byrne’s reckless actions.
“While the outcome cannot begin to undo the damage Byrne has caused, we hope the sentence serves as a lesson to others of the tragic and far-reaching consequences of dangerous driving.
"The family are grateful to Central Motorway Police Group at West Midlands Police for its work in investigating this incident as well as pursuing the prosecution for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.
“We are now working to help Rebecca provide for her children’s future as they attempt to come to terms with the heartache they have experienced.”
“Five months after the accident which almost claimed her life, Deborah was allowed to return home but only if she wore a padded helmet to protect her fragile skull.
“Every day remains a struggle for her. And her life now will be constantly punctuated by hospital appointments, therapy, carers and rehabilitation. The driver’s sentence does not reflect the severity of what happened and it is easy to see why Steve and his family are so dismayed that the punishment simply does not fit the crime.
“While the sentence ultimately can’t do anything to change what has happened to Deborah, Steve and his family feel that it also does nothing to encourage drivers to exercise greater caution behind the wheel. He hopes that releasing photos of Deborah before and after the crash will instead serve as a warning to drivers that their actions can have catastrophic consequences.”
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