Personal Injury - London (Firms)
Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Maintains a reputation for working on the most complex and high-value personal injury claims, many of which involve brachial plexus, burns and amputation injuries.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I would single them out because they are extremely professional, devoted to their clients and not afraid to fight their cases."
"Brilliant - they really do push the boat out for their clients, and they have an absolutely fantastic team."
What's new? Scott Rigby has been promoted to partner; he specialises in international personal injury claims.
Work highlights Represented a teenager left paralysed from the neck down after a car accident, in a highly publicised claim that settled at £12.2 million.
Currently advising a young man who endured severe spinal cord injuries and required a below-the-knee amputation after an accident suffered whilst working at an outdoor adventure centre.
Julian Chamberlayne specialises in international personal injury work, with notable experience in advising English claimants injured in Australia. He elicits much praise for being "a good leader and a fantastic communicator." Sources also remark that he is "bright and imaginative, and that he is always looking to promote new or better ways to recover for his clients."
Andrew Dinsmore is frequently engaged in the most serious accident claims, and is particularly noted for his expertise in traumatic brain injury claims. He is regarded as "a tremendous lawyer" who is "absolutely brilliant with his clients."
Head of department Paul Paxton is acclaimed by peers and experts as a leading national practitioner in catastrophic injury work. Sources say he is "very professional" and "well respected by both his peers and other insurance companies."
Stuart Dench is a seasoned authority in the personal injury field who is particularly noted for his expertise in international aviation claims. Observers point out that he "deals with incredibly complex, high-value cases" and "is prepared to discuss and lay his cards on the table."
Charles Edwards has developed an all-encompassing personal injury practice and is well known for his capacity to manage severe and complex brain and spinal injuries.
Clare Salmon undertakes a great deal of catastrophic and fatal injury claims arising from both the workplace and the public liability sphere. She is noted for being "extremely professional" and "insightful and committed."
Ben Rogers is particularly active on behalf of claimants with severe brain and spinal injuries. Commentators remark that he has excellent research skills and that he "really pushes the boat out for clients."
Peregrine Redgrave is a catastrophic injury expert with significant experience in handling employers' liability cases. According to sources, he is "assertive, commercially astute and approachable."