Deirdre is a Partner in the Serious Injury team in the Manchester office and is a specialist in brain injuries, assisting her clients and their families who have suffered severe head injuries.

Her role is to make sure that her clients have access to the best possible treatment and rehabilitation following their injuries, and to obtain damages to secure their future. Deirdre has specialised in complex injury cases for 17 years and has recovered more than £100 million on behalf of her clients in that time. The litigation process can be daunting and her aim is to make the journey as straightforward as it can be and to ensure that her clients are fully involved.

Deirdre recently helped a two-year-old boy who suffered a life-threatening brain injury when a refuse truck collided with his pushchair. He will require support and therapy over his lifetime, along with adapted accommodation. The settlement included annual payments for care and case management with a settlement value of £6m. She also represented a young man who suffered a very serious head injury when he was crossing the road to catch a school bus as a 15-year-old. She settled him into a fully adapted bungalow with the support of his family and professional carers, and secured compensation of £6.7m with annual payments for care and case management.