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I am a Partner in the Leeds Personal Injury department. I head a team dealing with road traffic, work accident and public liability claims involving a wide variety of injuries and values.
I also head the Personal Injury Professional Negligence team responsible for advising client in respect to claims against solicitors and barristers arising out of poorly/negligently handled personal injury and clinical negligence cases.
I am National Head of Road Traffic Crash claims and National Head of General Accident claims with national responsibility within the firm for the coordination of these areas of the Department with responsibility of training, business development and process and report to the PI National Executive. I am also National Head of Personal Injury Professional Negligence.
I sit on the PI Department's Best Practice Group. I am also Counsel Liaison for the Personal Injury Department responsible for managing the Department's relationship with counsel's chambers.
I became a lawyer because I wanted a rewarding job and to do a job helping individuals. Being a lawyer also allows me to satisfy my love of a good argument.
Helping injured people get their lives back together. As a Partner and manager in the practice, I enjoy being able to develop young lawyers.
The challenging work that is attracted by the firm's reputation.
I have a young family and therefore much of my spare time is spent with my children. When I do get time, I enjoy climbing (it helped overcome my fear of heights) and clay pigeon shooting.
Sion Kingston "heads the serious injury practice and has a wealth of experience working on polytrauma claims, including cases involving amputations. He is also well versed in representing injured members of the armed forces." - Chambers & Partners 2018
"He is a very capable lawyer who really has the client's best interests at heart and really cares about the case." - Chambers & Partners 2017
“We see first-hand just how important awareness of mental health is, both awareness from the individual and those who care for them.
“Unfortunately, we have acted for those who have lost a loved one due to them being let down when they went to seek help.
“The stress and pressure on the NHS is well-known, and those who work in it do a fantastic job helping those in need. Like all industries though, there are areas where room for improvement exists. Mental health is one of these areas.”
“Sadly we see far too regularly people whose lives have been changed as a consequence of road traffic collisions.
“Drivers losing concentration for a split-second or ignoring simple road safety advice can be extremely dangerous, especially when the weather worsens and it’s darker for longer periods of time.
“Hopefully families, schools and charity groups will all use the A-Z again this year to remind -children and all road users of safety during the darker nights, and ultimately lead to a decrease in avoidable incidents during the winter months.
“Our #SaferJourneys campaign reminds everyone how important it is to stay sensible and alert once the clocks go back. Dark and wintery conditions present possible dangers for pedestrians, runners, cyclists, car drivers and motorbike riders.
“Stay bright at night so you’re visible at night and make sure to follow our road safety advice.”
“Sadly we see far too regularly people whose lives have been changed forever as a consequence of road traffic collisions.
“Drivers losing concentration for a split-second or ignoring simple road safety advice can be extremely costly, especially when the weather worsens and it’s darker for longer periods of time.
“Teaching children the key skills needed to stay safe around the road is vital, as they can be particularly vulnerable at this time of year.
“Hopefully families, schools and charity groups will all use the A-Z to remind kids and all road users of safety during the darker nights and ultimately it leads to a decrease in avoidable incidents during the winter months.
“We have launched the #SaferJourneys campaign to remind everyone how important it is to stay sensible and alert once the clocks go back. Dark and wintery conditions present possible dangers for pedestrians, runners, cyclists, car drivers and motorbike riders.
“Stay bright at night and make sure to follow our road safety advice.”
The increase in the number of children killed or seriously injured on the UK’s roads is extremely concerning and indicates the work that still needs to be done on road safety. While the UK’s roads are some of the safest in the world, one death is quite frankly one too many, so it is vital further work is done to make the UK’s roads even safer.
“Measures such as 20mph zones in urban areas, where children are particularly vulnerable, a tougher stance on drink and drug driving and the introduction of a graduated driving licence for new motorists would all help contribute to improvements on the roads.
“We have seen the devastating impact road collisions can have, particularly when vulnerable road users such as children and cyclists are involved. Therefore, it is vital every possible measure to reduce road casualties is explored and, if appropriate, implemented as soon as possible.”
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