Severe and catastrophic injury cases; brain/head injury; spinal injury; chronic pain and chronic fatigue cases (in particular Fibromyalgia); general orthopaedic injuries; psychiatric injury (in particular Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and associated conditions).
Types of Claim:
RTA cases; accidents at work/work-related injuries (including repetitive strain and stress related claims); injuries involving animals; accidents abroad; travel; sporting injuries
An original member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL – from inception); supporter of Headway (National Brain Injury Organisation); supporter of Fibromyalgia UK; committee member of Fibromyalgia in Thanet (support group).
I am a committee member of Fibromyalgia in Thanet, a charitable organisation and support group; I frequently help to arrange Salsa nights to raise funds for other charities (for example Cancer Research, Herne Bay branch; Waymark Trust Counselling Service, Canterbury).
I have handled cases in all of the Civil Courts including the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords (now Supreme Court); numerous very severe brain and spinal injury cases, many with claims well in excess of one million pounds; many Fibromyalgia claims (one which resulted in a settlement of £830,000.00); severe psychiatric and post traumatic stress cases; cases of severe injury involving horses and dogs; many complex and/or substantial and/or unusual orthopaedic/chronic pain/ psychological injury cases.
I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my 3 beautiful daughters, and my lovely grandchildren.
I am a fanatical enthusiast for Salsa dancing, and run my own club (Salsa-Asi in Canterbury) with my Salsa partner; I enjoy dancing Salsa at every opportunity, I frequently guest teach for other promoters, and regularly attend Salsa weekends throughout the country, or salsa holidays abroad.
I enjoy listening to music (particularly Salsa, Cha cha cha and Latin jazz);
I enjoy reading when time permits;
I enjoy keeping fit, attending the gym, and the outdoors;
I enjoy travelling.
Personal Mission Statement:
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"My aim in all cases is first to understand what it is the client seeks to achieve, and then to attempt to bring about the best result to restore quality of life following injury. Obviously, I seek to recover the most damages to which the client may be entitled in any given case, but equally importantly, in my view, is that I should attempt, particularly in cases of severe injury or drastic alteration in lifestyle, to help the client to restore his/her life as near as possible to how it was before the injury. I try to understand exactly how the client has been affected by the injury and/or changes in their circumstances, and then to adopt the best way possible to help the client recover their lifestyle, with referral to suitable specialist consultants, osteopaths or physiotherapists, psychologists and the like. I cannot undo what has been done, but it is always my aim to assist the client to achieve the maximum recovery possible, from every aspect."