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Anne Sanders

Anne Sanders | Partner

asanders@hja.net 020 7874 8474

Legal 500 2016 recommended lawyerI qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and am a member of The Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel. I deal with a wide range of cases including Road Traffic Accident, Occupiers Liability and Employer’s Liability claims and Fatal accident cases. I deal with catastrophic injury cases, such as serious burns, double amputee and head injury cases.

 

 

Client Comments

  • “Thank you so much for all your help. It’s been a pleasure with you on my side. I am very happy with the outcome. I would not hesitate to use you again should the need arise. I wish you all the best for the future.”
  • “Very pleased with all your help and guidance”
  • “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.”
  • “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… If I need a solicitor in the future, I will be more than happy to be assisted by you again, thank you so much.”
  • “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.”

Education

  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Legal Practice Course
  • Staffordshire University Law School – CPE
  • University of Manchester – BSc Hons Metallurgy

Career

  • Joined Hodge Jones & Allen, 2012
  • McKeowns, 2003 – 2012
  • Thompsons, 2001 – 2003
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, 1999
  • Antony Hodari & Co, Trainee Solicitor

Notable Cases

  • My 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 driver 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.
  • My client was a pedestrian who was knocked down in a car park and suffered a severe head injury together with a fracture to the wrist and ankle. My client made a good recovery from the physical injuries. However, the head injury meant that she suffered memory and concentration problems. My client was 65 years of age and there was no loss of earnings claim. A claim for the injury was made together with support in using her computer. Damages came to £45,000.
  • My client was a railway worker who sustained serious injuries as a result of electrocution whilst at work. An unsafe system of work was established. My client had numerous operations to revise the scarring to his face and upper body. My client was stoic and did manage to return to work. 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.
  • My client was a labourer who slipped and fell two metres 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 and had the metal work removed from his ankle 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.
  • My client was attending a public museum when a building hoarding fell on top of him, crushing and causing a fractured ankle. He had some time off work due to the physical injuries. He returned to work however the psychological effects of the accident caused him to have further time off work. Liability was not in issue. Legal proceedings were issued. The matter was resolved with damages at approximately £20,000. The injury element approximately £9,000 and the balance for past loss of earnings treatment and miscellaneous expenses.
  • My 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.
  • My client attended a sports centre and was using a climbing wall. The equipment was defective which resulted in the client falling 10 metres shattering his ankle and fracturing his wrist. The Claimant was self-employed and managed to keep his time off work to a minimum. It was likely that the Claimant would need an ankle fusion in the future. The matter was settled after issuing court proceedings in the sum of approximately £110,000. This was made up of approximately £30,000 for the injury and approximately £30,000 past losses. Future losses were the cost of the treatment care and assistance (he could no longer garden or work at height). There was also something to reflect the difficulties the client would have in the future with respect to transportation. He now required an automatic vehicle.
  • My client was injured when he stepped into a pot hole and suffered a broken ankle which required fixing with metal pins. The Client was a self-employed hairdresser, who was then unable to carry on working in that field. There were ongoing problems with the ankle and psychological difficulties coming to terms with the injury. The Client received £65,000 with respect to damages.

Membership & Appointments

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Law Society Personal Injury Panel

Personal Interests

I regularly participate in 5km and 10km fun runs.