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Rachel Ashton

Rachel Ashton | Solicitor

rashton@hja.net 020 7874 8465

I joined Hodge Jones & Allen in December 2014. I qualified as a Solicitor in September 2010 and specialise in dealing with a variety of Personal Injury cases including Employers Liability, Public Liability and Road Traffic Accident cases.

I also have valuable experience in assisting on litigated and complex cases.

Education

  • College of Law: Legal Practice Course (2006-2007)
  • College of Law: Graduate Diploma in Law (2005- 2006)
  • Cardiff University: BscEcon Psychology and Criminology (2002-2005)

Career

  • Hodge Jones and Allen (December 2014 – present)
  • Parabis Law, Solicitor (November 2010 – November 2014)
  • Bruffell Williams and EW Law, Trainee Solicitor (February 2009 – October 2010)
  • Lamport Bassitt, PI Paralegal (October 2007 – October 2008)

Notable Cases

  • Acting for an individual who slipped and fell down some stone steps outside of a restaurant due to insufficient lighting. The client suffered from soft tissue injury to his knee and bruises and grazes to his hands. Liability for the accident was denied and proceedings were issued at Court. However, settlement was reached in the sum of £5,000.00 without the need to proceed to a final hearing.
  • Acting for a coach driver who was involved in a road traffic accident and subsequently suffered from a soft tissue injury to his neck and back. Liability was denied and our client was asked to accept partial responsibility for the accident. However, having obtained supportive statements from witnesses and serving the same on the Defendant, liability was subsequently admitted. Damages have now been agreed in the sum of £2,700.00.
  • A 6’4” male office worker who suffered from a soft tissue injury to his neck and back because his employer had failed to make the appropriate desk adjustments to cater for his height. Liability for the accident has been admitted. Medical evidence will now be obtained.
  • Acting for a council tenant who suffered injuries following a fall in her house due to the council’s negligence in not maintaining the property to a sufficient state. The lighting was defective in the bathroom due to a leak in the ceiling, and the client therefore slipped over on a pool of water on the floor. Liability has been admitted. Medical evidence is now being obtained prior to starting negotiations with the Defendant.
  • A supermarket worker who injured her knee when she was unloading a trolley of milk from the back of a lorry. The ramp which was operated by hydraulics was not level with the rest of the floor of the lorry, and so as the client was walking backwards pulling the milk cage towards her, it jolted down the slight change in level and the entire cage fell on to the client’s knees. Liability has been admitted. Medical evidence has been obtained and negotiations are ongoing.

Membership

  • The Law Society

Personal Interests

I enjoy walking, going to the theatre and travelling.