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I am the Managing Partner for the Personal Injury division and executive board member on the Personal Legal Services Division.
I am a personal injury lawyer and I have been acting for clients who have suffered major injury for over 30 years. I have acted for many clients who have suffered brain and spinal cord injury and now work with a large team of lawyers who specialise in acting for clients who have suffered major injury and working as a team on all cases are highly skilled in accessing the very best rehabilitation and support to help rebuild their lives and in achieving the best outcome for any damages claim.
I am also the Regional Managing Partner in the Birmingham office and I am the Lead Partner for the personal injury teams here who are regularly acclaimed in independent guides as the best personal injury lawyers in the Midlands.
"Brilliant with clients and an exceptionally good litigator." - Chambers & Partners 2017
Described as "glorious" and sources note his "very good reputation." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"A very talented businessman and a great catastrophic injury lawyer in his own right." - Chambers & Partners 2013
"Very capable and experienced" - Legal 500, 2012
"A top class litigator" with "enormous breadth of knowledge." - Chambers & Partners 2012
"Stuart Henderson’s seven-partner team delivers a service that clients can rely on every time.” - Legal 500, 2011
I became a personal injury lawyer because I was interested in law and medicine and had a desire to fight for justice for ordinary people who would often be taking on major companies or institutions in their legal battles.
I have achieved successful outcomes in numerous cases involving major brain and spinal cord injury leading to multi million pound awards of damages that have made an enormous difference to the quality of life of my clients and their families.
In particular I have worked with my colleagues to pursue legal arguments to increase the level of damages awarded to those with major injury. Some of the cases in which I have acted have set record awards of damages in their time, for example Christine Leung's case (£3.4m in 1994 which doubled the record award at that time) and Faisal Luhar (£5.1m in 2000) and I continue to work to obtain the very best award of damages for all of my clients.
Our people and the energy and enthusiasm we commit to everything we do. I particularly admire the strength and fearlessness of our lawyers in securing the very best for our clients.
I enjoy relaxing with my family. I have four children and enjoy their company greatly. I am also interested in all the arts and sports (apart from football!) and always ensure I find time to listen to live music, theatre and to visit galleries. I have a particular interest in British art from the 1950s and relax with my collection of acoustic guitars.
“The information in our new report is testament to the progress we’ve made as we continue on our journey of ensuring that a progressive approach to inclusion and diversity are ingrained throughout the Group, as we know this is good for us as a business and important for our employees and clients.
“It’s important to celebrate, and I am immensely proud of what the Group has achieved and grateful for the enthusiastic commitment of so many people to achieving our diversity goals so far, but it’s vital to remember that we can be even better and the report outlines how we will achieve this in our developing diversity strategy for the next three years.”
“We are absolutely delighted that Dan is going to be part of our team for the Celebrity Tri and we are sure that his experience will prove absolutely vital in driving our team on for glory.
“Dan is a fantastic athlete and a great role model who has shown that disability is simply no obstacle to achieving a huge level of success. It is fantastic to have him on board and we cannot wait to see him in action later this month.”
“With the World Para Athletics Championships taking place before the IAAF World Championships it’s a chance for disability sport to take centre stage, and our new Be Part Of It campaign is all about highlighting those who are already involved and attracting a new audience by showcasing the amazing skills and stories.
“For every pledge we receive, we’re committed to donating £1 to help disability sport, so the more pledges we receive, the more we can do to help make disability sport possible up and down the country.”
“Physical activity can play a huge part in helping to rehabilitate people who have suffered serious injury. Through the work of our ‘Don’t Quit, Do It’ campaign, we want to highlight those benefits and encourage more people involved in disability sports.
“Ed is a great example of what people who have been involved in a serious accident can achieve despite suffering life-changing injuries. We’re proud that we have been able to play a part in his rehabilitation and we’re proud to support the Superhero Series.
“We are thrilled to have both Hannah and Edward on our team and we look forward to announcing more of our everyday superheroes in the near future.”
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