Anne qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has been with the firm since 2012. She is a partner in the Personal Injury team. She has been a member of The Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel since 2007. She is a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2019 and is described as ‘superb in all respects‘. She is actively involved in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) of which she has been a member since 2003. She is currently the Secretary to the APIL Special Interest Group for Transport.
Anne deals with a wide range of cases for clients who have had catastrophic injuries including; amputees, spinal, psychiatric, neuropathic pain, loss of chance cases and she has a special interest in acquired brain injury cases. She deals with a whole range of accident types including road traffic accident, occupiers liability and employer’s liability, and fatal accidents.
Manchester Metropolitan University – Legal Practice Course
Staffordshire University Law School – CPE
University of Manchester – BSc Hons Metallurgy
Joined Hodge Jones & Allen, 2012
McKeowns, 2003 – 2012
Thompsons, 2001 – 2003
Admitted as a Solicitor, 1999
“Dear Anne, just a small gesture of gratitude for all of your help, support and patience over the last 2 years. Thank you for fighting for us, and for changing our lives. We will be forever grateful. All the best for the future.”
“I know that Anne will always give me her best advice and support and I have complete faith in her advice and guidance”
“Thank you so much you have been wonderful and so supportive. It has been very difficult but I was confident that you had my best interest at heart.”
“Once again, thank you for your excellent work, I am really happy with the outcome of the case and I have really appreciated the way you have been assisting me throughout this time.”
Anne’s client was a Samaritan who went to the aid of a driver of a car that had broken down. While assisting to push the car out of the road another car collided with the broken down car crushing him between the two. This resulted in serious lower leg injuries with one below knee amputation and one through knee amputation. A technical argument arose with respect to the insurance position of the broken down vehicle. This was resolved by issuing court proceedings. Rehabilitation was arranged for the injured person who suffered past losses and future losses of: earnings, transport costs (automatic car), equipment costs, gardening costs, DIY and household expenses plus prosthetic costs. In addition a sum was recovered to purchase a more suitable property. The case was settled following a round table meeting in the sum of £2.75 million.
Anne’s client was a pedestrian who was knocked down by a car on a pedestrian crossing. He suffered a serious head injury with Post Concussional Syndrome. He was unable to work after the accident. Her opponent’s raised arguments that her client was at fault for not using the pedestrian crossing correctly. Expert evidence was obtained in the format of an accident reconstruction report and a video expert who analysed the partial CCTV of the incident. The matter was concluded after court proceedings were issued in the High Court. No concession were made on liability.
Anne’s client was a railway worker who sustained serious injuries as a result of electrocution whilst at work. An unsafe system of work was established. The injured person had numerous operations to revise the scarring to his face and upper body. There was a claim for past loss of earnings, care and assistance and future losses relating to care and earnings. A settlement of £450,000 was achieved.
Anne’s client was a labourer who slipped and fell two meters from an icy ladder breaking his ankle. He was off work initially for six months and then managed to return. He did develop further problems which required another operation, so he had a further period of time off work. This case was resolved by way of negotiation. The claim for the injury was in the region of £30,000, past loss of earnings and care £18,000 and future care loss of earnings and DIY made up the balance. The matter settled for £92,000. Liability was not an issue.
Anne’s client was a passenger in a vehicle which spun out of control, he suffered a fracture to his forearm, a fractured clavicle, an injury to his eye and understandably a serious psychological reaction. Initially the insurance company offered £50,000. This offer was rejected and subsequently the matter settled for £120,000. The Claimant had to interrupt his studies to become a skilled tradesman and the level of damages reflected compensation for the actual injuries his past loss of earnings care and assistance and some damages to reflect the difficulties he would have in undertaking his chosen trade.
Anne’s client was crossing the road in a busy area of London when she was knocked down by a taxi. Liability was denied by the insurers of the taxi. The client suffered a serve hip injury, tinnitus and depression. The claim for financial losses was limited as there were no loss of earnings due to the client being retired. She received care from her relatives. The claim settled without a concession on liability at £62,500.
Anne’s client was knocked down on a pedestrian crossing and suffered a severe fracture of her ankle. She suffered a complication while in hospital. The insurers assisted under the rehabilitation code with cleaning and support at home. They also funded a further operation and ongoing treatment. There was a claim for past and future loss of earnings and future treatment costs and the claim concluded at £130,000.
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How to get better faster: rehabilitationIf you have been injured in an accident you may be able to make a claim for compensation. However, the first thing you should be asking your specialist personal injury solicitor to do is to ask the compensator to engage in the Rehabilitation Code 2015 and organise an Immediate Needs Assessment (INA).