In this episode of Stewarts Soundbites, Emma Lyons speaks to Stewarts partner Ben Townsend to discuss the inherent stress experienced by claimants and their support network during the litigation process.

It is natural that some clients will feel more stressed with the litigation process than others (sometimes influenced by the nature and extent of their injuries). However, Ben will identify the most common triggers and stages of personal injury litigation which generally cause stress and worry for claimants.

Emma and Ben discuss the importance of forward planning and developing agreed strategies to assist and support clients during these times to minimise any adverse impact upon rehabilitation and engagement.

Ben explores how a case changes after court proceedings are commenced and offers advice upon the specific stressors arising from expert appointments. Ben provides some top tips for case managers and other professionals who accompany clients to both claimant and defendant expert appointments.

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About the speaker – Ben Townsend, Partner

Ben specialises in brain and spinal cord injury claims. He is described in Chambers 2018 as ‘extremely intelligent. He deals with a lot of challenging cases, and is very on the ball and very involved in the wider picture.’

Ben advises on high-value personal injury claims, particularly brain and spinal cord injuries, including claims with an international element. He has experience of equestrian cases, as well as burn and amputation injuries.

Ben has acted in many brain and spinal cord injury claims, including accidents abroad. He has supervised fee earners conducting many more. His highlights include achieving multimillion pound settlements resulting from a range of types of accidents, including road traffic accidents and accidents at work.



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