Five more of our lawyers have recently been awarded accreditations by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) for their brain and spinal cord injury expertise. Our lawyers now hold seven of the 18 UK accreditations for spinal cord injury, more than any other firm in the country.

APIL is a not-for-profit campaign organisation that has been fighting for the rights of injured people for nearly 30 years. It awards outstanding lawyers with accreditations and specialist awards for excellence within their legal practice areas, which enables the victims of personal injury to select the correct lawyer to represent them.


Scott Rigby has recently achieved his spinal cord injury accreditation. He already has accreditations for his work with brain injury and accidents and illnesses abroad, meaning he now holds three accreditations for his specialist areas of expertise. Scott represents clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries abroad and has worked on cases involving the USA (Hawaii), Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Jersey and Isle of Man. He recently acted for Fernandez, a Spanish client who lost both his hands in a guillotine accident while living and working in the UK. His story can be found here.


Clare Salmon has achieved brain injury specialist accreditation this year, and also obtained Fellowship status with APIL. Fellowship status is a mark of Clare’s long-standing experience in the personal injury field. Clare has recovered over £100m in damages for her clients, mainly for brain or spinal cord injuries but also in respect of brachial plexus and fatal accident claims. Clare represented Kirsty, a young woman who was planning her wedding when she was left with a spinal cord injury after a piece of concrete fell on her. Kirsty’s story of how she lived her dream of starting a family can be found here.


Nichola Fosler has achieved both brain injury and spinal cord injury specialist accreditation this year. Nichola acts for both adults and children who have sustained catastrophic injuries through spinal cord injury, brain injury or amputation. Over the last 10 years, Nichola has obtained £95m in damages on behalf of her clients. One of Nichola’s recent cases involved a young woman who sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident, aged 16. Her story can be found here.


Anna Wiseman has achieved both her spinal cord injury and brain injury accreditation this year. Anna has over 10 years’ experience dealing with personal injury claims, including those arising from serious head injury, spinal cord injury, and amputation and limb loss. Anna recently represented Vicky Balch who lost her leg in the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster crash. You can read Vicky’s story here.


Megan Goodyer has been accredited for her expertise in spinal cord injury by APIL this year. Megan specialises in claims for both adults and children who have sustained life-changing injuries. She acted in a high profile road traffic accident case that resulted in the defendant driver being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.


Across the firm, nine of our lawyers now hold a total of 16 accreditations, marking their excellence in their fields. Seven are specialists in spinal cord injuries, five are experts in brain injury, three in accidents and illnesses abroad, and one in fatal accidents.

These new accreditations add to those already obtained by Chris Deacon for accidents and illnesses abroad, Julian Chamberlayne for spinal cord injury, accidents and illnesses abroad, and fatal accidents, Ben Townsend and Warren Maxwell for brain injury and spinal cord injury.

In addition, we have a number of lawyers who hold individual accreditations indicating their years of experience in the personal injury field, as follows:

Senior Fellow: Muiris Lyons

Fellow: Julian Chamberlayne, Daniel Herman, Nick Knowles, Paul Paxton, Clare Salmon, Ben Townsend

Senior Litigator: Chris Deacon, Charles Edwards, Nichola Fosler, Scott Rigby, Alison Goldney, Megan Goodyer, James Griffin, Anna Higham, Rebecca Huxford, Hugh Johnson, Warren Maxwell, Ben Rogers, Anna Wiseman, Stewart Young

Litigator: Gabrielle Ross, Hayley Symington, Laura Weir, Victoria Williams


A full list of our lawyers’ profiles with APIL can be found here.




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Life beyond injury

We have teamed up with some of our clients who have catastrophic injuries to tell their stories of Life Beyond Injury. Please visit the Life Beyond Injury webpages here.

We hope that by sharing these stories, newly injured people can see that with the right support they too can overcome adversity to lead full and active lives.

You can join in the conversation and share your stories of overcoming adversity to lead a fulfilling life beyond injury: on Twitter, here #lifebeyondinjury; or on Facebook, here #lifebeyondinjury.



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