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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

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • UK & Europe
  • 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

    Large single claimant catastrophic injury claim

    Acting for London market reinsurers in what is thought to be the largest single claimant personal injury claim worldwide.

    United Kingdom

    Mesothelioma Trigger Litigation in the Supreme Court

    Acting on behalf of a Local Authority in the Mesothelioma Trigger Litigation in the Supreme Court leading to a successful judgment that policies of Employers liability insurance will respond for injuries sustained or contracted at the date of inhalation of asbestos. BAI (Run Off) Limited (In...

    United Kingdom

    Public liability claim during property demolition

    Successful defence of a house owner sued by contractors for GBP 1 million following an accident during the demolition and reconstruction of a property.

    United Kingdom

    Local Authority public liability advice

    Advising the London Borough of Hounslow in the X and Y v Hounslow LB - 2009 EWCA Civ 286 case involving a duty owed by social workers towards vulnerable adults.

    United Kingdom

    Periodical payment orders and catastrophic injury claims

    Advising the NHS in respect of catastrophic injury claims for infants involving periodical payment orders and challenges to existing legal principles/case law.

    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

    Cross border bus crash catastrophic injury claim

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

    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

Our Personal Injury team

Alison Beanum
Alison Beanum

Partner

Neil Beresford
Neil Beresford

Partner

Eileen Bower
Eileen Bower

Partner

Clinton Cameron
Clinton Cameron

Partner

Christopher Carlsen
Christopher Carlsen

Partner

Owen Carragher
Owen Carragher

Partner

Ik Wei Chong
Ik Wei Chong

Partner / Managing Director, Asia

Conte Cicala
Conte Cicala

Partner

Peter Coles
Peter Coles

Partner & Head of Aviation of APAC

James Dadge
James Dadge

Partner

Taylor L. Davis
Taylor L. Davis

Partner

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