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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.
“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.”
The injuries Andrew suffered because of failings by his employer were truly terrible.
“The day Andrew was injured changed his life forever and he has faced a long journey to get to this stage in his rehabilitation.
“We are so pleased that Andrew, his family and Nevis are enjoying their new bungalow and are settling in well. Their move into their new home is a major milestone in Andrew’s recovery.
“Nothing can turn the clock back but we are determined to keep supporting Andrew to ensure his family have the security they need and Andrew receives the much-needed care he also needs to continue his recovery.”
Sadly Jason’s story and struggle to overcome his terrible injuries is one we often see first-hand.
“We fully support Brake’s Road Safety Week and join Jason in asking motorists to slow down and help reduce the number of serious accidents caused by motorists who think it is acceptable to break the law. The consequences of speeding can last a lifetime.
“Irwin Mitchell will continue to work with Jason and his family to make sure he gets the specialist help and support he needs to regain more of his independence.”
“We see first-hand the terrible effects of brain injury on our clients, whether it be through illness or injury and many of the people we have helped have also benefited from the wonderful work of Headway.
“A brain injury turns a person’s life upside-down; suddenly their families have to start researching facilities and therapies, not to mention start thinking about when their loved one returns home and the adaptions and care they may need. Speaking out during Action For Brain Injury Week helps signpost that help and support for those going through those terrifying and traumatic early stages of brain injury.
“Having visited Tom in the beginning, I could never have imagined how successful his rehabilitation would be. Tom is an inspiration to so many people suffering with severe brain injury and a testament to how love and support – and his love of sport - can lead to rehabilitation.”
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