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I am a Partner in the Serious Injury team, based in our London office. I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2006 and specialise in complex cases involving life changing injuries; I have a particular interest in brain injury.
I am accredited by APIL as a senior litigator and am a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.
In addition to my case work I have close links with Headway, the brain injury charity: I was appointed as a Trustee of Headway East London in 2013. I am also a Committee member for the Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London (ABIL) and am keen to raise awareness of acquired brain injury across London and the UK.
I am passionate about rehabilitation and have extensive experience of securing interim payments for my clients to ensure that their rehabilitation can start as soon as possible.
Jaxx Cave, one of my clients, suffered serious head injuries in a road accident. She's since made a remarkable recovery, which you can follow in the online mini series below. Read more about Jaxx's story here.
I became a personal injury lawyer to help make a difference to people who need clear and skilled advice at a traumatic time of their lives.
Whilst my priority is to obtain the best possible settlements for my clients, I find it most satisfying to help to bring some sense of normality back to their lives after a serious and often life changing injury.
I work within a team of highly skilled solicitors of all levels of experience. We often share our knowledge and experiences and this is invaluable to the development of our team. I feel proud to work with such highly skilled and dedicated colleagues, who do all they can to support their clients.
I love visiting London's amazing art galleries and theatres but with two young boys, I spend most of my spare time playing football.
“Through our work we have seen on numerous occasions how brain injuries can have a huge effect on individuals, as well as how the lasting consequences of such problems are not always visible.
“Ryan has made tremendous progress since what happened but he continues to require specialist support and is affected by fatigue every day.
“This year’s Action for Brain Injury Week is an important time to reflect on how fatigue can often be a misunderstood symptom of brain injury and how its importance should never be downplayed.”
“The last few years have been an extremely traumatic for my client and his family as they tried to come to terms with how all their lives have changed forever.
“While we are pleased with the outcome of today’s hearing, no amount of money can ever make up for the fact that my client and his family would rather not be in this situation at all.
“This case vividly highlights the consequences that families can be left to deal with because of drivers not paying attention. We urge motorists to take care on the roads at all times so other families don’t have to suffer the pain and hurt that our client and his family have, and will continue to face.”
“This was a truly terrible incident which has had a profound effect on the lives of my client and her family.
“No amount of money can compensate for what has happened but at least my client will be able to continue her rehabilitation and continue with the great progress she has made since her accident.
“We hope that today’s ruling provides some peace of mind to the family, meaning my client can continue to live a full and active life.
“Her family have been a vital support to her throughout this process and are hoping that this settlement will allow them all to put the accident behind them so they can all look to the future.”
“While many people with a brain injury may no longer show any physical signs after their initial recovery the effects can last for many years.
“Ryan has made tremendous progress to overcome the very serious injuries he suffered. However he still requires specialist therapies to continue his recovery.
“His case vividly highlights the devastating consequences that vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists can face because of other road users not paying attention.
“We join Ryan in using Road Safety Week to remind motorists of the need to pay attention at all times and will continue to support him to maximise his recovery.”
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