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Our highly rated personal injury team handles claims defence work

Our global personal injury team is experienced in handling the full spectrum of personal injury claims, ranging from large scale and complex multi-track catastrophic injury to smaller scale fast-track liability. We are panel advisors to major composites and London market insurers and are consistently ranked in the top tier in the legal directories. We focus only on the defence of insurers and insureds.

We have lawyers across catastrophic injury, disease, employers' and public liability and motor claims.

Our personal injury lawyers deliver commercially beneficial solutions for clients, acting early to combat inevitable inflation and impact on reserves. We are mindful of the value of the relationship between insurers and insureds and of the quality that needs to extend throughout the claims cycle, however complex the issues or the value at stake.

We have a proven track record of successfully defending cross border claims worldwide and skilfully dealing with the complex jurisdictional and applicable law issues that this type of litigation brings.

Our Personal Injury work

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  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • UK & Europe
  • Action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam

    Advising Dutch insurers in relation to an action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam on the care and Court of Protection element of a UK national's brain injury claim.

    Netherlands

    Advising a large corporate in relation to a stress at work/protection from harassment claim

    Successfully defended a notable and valuable stress at work/protection from harassment claim on behalf of a large corporate entity resulting in nil damages and substantial recovery of defence costs.

    United Kingdom

    Advising the ABI and its members in relation to defending mesothelioma claims

    Providing strategic advice to the ABI and its members following the MoJ consultation into mesothelioma claims.

    United Kingdom

    Baqueira Beret serious skiing accident

    Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.

    France

    Cardiac stent migration claims

    Securing a defence verdict and multiple summary judgments for a global leader in cardiology and endovascular devices in multiple "migration" of cardiac stent claims

    United States

    Catastrophic road traffic accident claim

    Successfully defending to trial a serious road traffic accident claim brought by a Claimant who was rendered paraplegic in the accident.

    United Kingdom

    Community care and development industries advice

    Advising fostering and adoption charities and residents associations, including in relation to service charge and injury claims.

    United Kingdom

    Contesting a discount rate in a claim for damages

    Acting for a German insurer in a claim for damages arising out of a serious injury and contesting the applicable discount rate in UK proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Court of Appeal case involving a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claim

    Acting on behalf of Ladbrokes in the recent Court of Appeal case of Nicholls v Ladbrokes (2013) ECWA Civ 1963, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder case involving allegations of negligence and breach of statutory duty following an armed robbery.

    United Kingdom

    Cross border bus crash catastrophic injury claim

    Defending a claim on behalf of insurers following a significant bus crash in South Africa.

    United Kingdom
  • Tunisian aquaculture jellyfish attack claim

    Advising Lloyd’s underwriters on an aquaculture claim following a jellyfish attack off the coast of Tunisia.

    Tunisia
  • Grand Am racing event decapitation

    Securing a defence verdict on behalf of race car component manufacturer in a USD 60 million wrongful death claim arising from the death of a race car driver during a qualifying run at a Grand Am racing event

    United States

    Cardiac stent migration claims

    Securing a defence verdict and multiple summary judgments for a global leader in cardiology and endovascular devices in multiple "migration" of cardiac stent claims

    United States

    Ford Explorer rollover deaths

    Obtaining a defence verdict for the tire manufacturer in the first verdict involving a US Ford Explorer rollover death with a tire tread separation

    United States
  • Defending a lift maintenance contractor

    Successfully defending a leading lift maintenance contractor in an accident when a lift technician fell and was rendered tetraplegic in the accident.

    Hong Kong
  • Baqueira Beret serious skiing accident

    Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.

    France

    Action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam

    Advising Dutch insurers in relation to an action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam on the care and Court of Protection element of a UK national's brain injury claim.

    Netherlands

    Advising a large corporate in relation to a stress at work/protection from harassment claim

    Successfully defended a notable and valuable stress at work/protection from harassment claim on behalf of a large corporate entity resulting in nil damages and substantial recovery of defence costs.

    United Kingdom

    Advising the ABI and its members in relation to defending mesothelioma claims

    Providing strategic advice to the ABI and its members following the MoJ consultation into mesothelioma claims.

    United Kingdom

    Catastrophic road traffic accident claim

    Successfully defending to trial a serious road traffic accident claim brought by a Claimant who was rendered paraplegic in the accident.

    United Kingdom

    Community care and development industries advice

    Advising fostering and adoption charities and residents associations, including in relation to service charge and injury claims.

    United Kingdom

    Contesting a discount rate in a claim for damages

    Acting for a German insurer in a claim for damages arising out of a serious injury and contesting the applicable discount rate in UK proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Court of Appeal case involving a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claim

    Acting on behalf of Ladbrokes in the recent Court of Appeal case of Nicholls v Ladbrokes (2013) ECWA Civ 1963, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder case involving allegations of negligence and breach of statutory duty following an armed robbery.

    United Kingdom

    Cross border bus crash catastrophic injury claim

    Defending a claim on behalf of insurers following a significant bus crash in South Africa.

    United Kingdom

    Defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase

    Acting for an insurer in relation to the defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase. Advising on the defence of joint enterprise volenti together with complex issues as to the claimant's knowledge of the driver's intoxication, drug abuse and complex issues regarding the causative relevance of the claimant's failure to wear a seat belt.

    United Kingdom

Our Personal Injury team

Lesley Allan
Lesley Allan

Partner

Christian Alvarado
Christian Alvarado

Partner

Toni Ashby
Toni Ashby

Partner

Mark Attard
Mark Attard

Partner

Sina Bahadoran
Sina Bahadoran

Partner

Corneli Basson
Corneli Basson

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Alison Beanum
Alison Beanum

Partner

Gordon Keyden
Gordon Keyden

Consultant

Lucinda Lyons
Lucinda Lyons

Head of Insurance, Australia

Simon McConnell
Simon McConnell

Managing Partner

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