I joined the Personal Injury at Boyes Turner as a Partner in 2017. I specialise in acting for clients with life changing injuries including mild to very severe brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, severe burns, chronic pain and PTSD. Many of my clients have been injured because of road traffic accidents and accidents at work or in public places. Their injuries can impact every aspect of their lives so it is important to fully understand the needs and concerns of my clients and their families in relation to education or employment, housing, transport, care, rehabilitation, and financial affairs.
I am a strong advocate for early and effective rehabilitation to ensure my clients have access to specialist treatment and care which helps to rebuild their lives, improve their independence and achieve their goals after a devastating injury.
The team works closely with our Court of Protection Team to support clients who may have lost mental capacity after a brain injury. Our Education Team also supports our clients where they are children or adults up to the age of 25, who may need extra assistance in an educational setting following an injury.
I regularly give talks to multi-disciplinary neuro rehabilitation teams and write about brain injury issues. I am on the editorial board for B21 magazine, a publication started in 2016 which focusses on coping with brain and spinal injury in the 21st century. I have given talks and free legal and welfare advice to staff, patients and their carers/family at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability in Putney. I use my love of running and walking to fundraise for brain injury charities and organisations like The Children’s Trust in Tadworth and Headway SW London, where I have been a trustee since 2011.
Memberships include the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, APIL (Brain Injury Specialist Interest Group), Headway UK and ABIL (Acquired Brain Injury across London). I am a trustee for Headway SW London.
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