• Helen Dolan, specialist catastrophic medical negligence lawyer, recovered compensation in excess of £29million for clients with a brain injury (including cerebral palsy) in 2016
  • Hugh Potter secured a settlement figure of just under £13 million thanks to change in discount rate
  • Rachel Rees, expert personal injury lawyer, recovered over £15 million in compensation for clients with a brain injury last year

Many seriously injured clients unhappy with legal system

A recent article in the Law Gazette highlighted the results from a survey which found the legal system is failing them.

The article notes how the legal system should be more compassionate to the individual's situation and focus on the vulnerable people.

The clients who were happy with their legal representatives felt their team was knowledgeable, experienced and communicative.

As an SIA Accredited firm, the specialist solicitors at Potter Rees Dolan have vast experience and knowledge in such serious injuries and we have commented recently on the issue.

Helen Shaw has specialised in dealing with cases involving spinal cord injury for in excess of 25 years and is Senior Litigation Manager at Potter Rees Dolan.

She said:

I share the concerns expressed by the Spinal Injuries Association which highlight the importance of individuals having access to experienced specialist lawyers who have been accredited by the SIA, with the result that their claims are dealt with more efficiently, expeditiously and with appropriate interim funding being secured throughout the life of the case, to meet their ongoing needs e.g. for appropriate accommodation, care, equipment and relevant therapies

Helen Shaw specialises in serious personal injury claims with Potter Rees Dolan. Should you have any queries about the issues raised in this article and wish to speak with Helen or any other member of the team please contact us on 0161 237 5888.