Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Bristol, Taunton
What the team is known for Works with adults and children on life-changing and serious injury cases. Also noted for its expert handling of fatal accident claims, as well as its impressive expertise in severe brain injuries and RTAs.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're fabulous. They're very professional but also very personable and responsive. They make my life a lot easier!"
"Very professional, client-centred approach."
Chris Thorne comes recommended for his expert handling of claims arising from life-changing injuries, including brain and spinal cord claims. Interviewees describe him as "very good with clients" and note that he "knows both the law and the practice, and everything about it."
The "very highly respected" Martin Pettingell heads the firm's personal injury and clinical negligence group and is particularly noted for his representation of adolescents and children in brain injury claims. "He's very compassionate and relates really well to his clients," one source notes.
According to interviewees, Stephen Trump "provides a very good service to his clients" and is "efficient, well organised and thorough." He frequently acts on complex brain injury claims, including those resulting in life-changing damage in adults and children.
Lee Hart heads the firm-wide serious injury group, and is highlighted for his handling of fatal accident, spinal and brain injury claims. Commentators recognise that he is "very supportive of his clients," while also highlighting his deep experience in the field.