I grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and qualified as a solicitor in 1993. My career began in Liverpool and Manchester and I now head the Personal Injury Team at Fieldfisher, London. My cases involve brain damage, amputation, spinal cord injury, fatalities and other serious injury cases in the UK and internationally. Generally, these cases are the result of RTAs, Accidents at Work, Occupiers Liability Claims, Product Liability and Assaults.
Key successes include:
- The successful pro bono campaign to introduce a new scheme of financial support for British Overseas Victims of Terrorism, finally introduced in 2012.
- The first case before the UK Courts involving Ecoli 0157 in a claim worth several million pounds.
- Obtaining the then highest award of damages for pain and suffering for a victim of rape following a successful civil trial (Lawson v Glaves-Smith)
- The Godstone Farm Group Action
I am a member of the QB Masters High Court Users Group and have been a member of APIL for more than 20 years. I was a founding member of the Child Special Interest Group.
Having sat on Government working parties, I would use my time on the executive to seek to protect victims' rights against this erosion of Access to Justice.