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Tim Walters

Partner & Private Client Solicitor

Tim is a senior solicitor who has over 35 years of experience in personal injury law. He has a Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice Management. He works in our Court of Protection team representing protected parties and vulnerable people. In this role, he is responsible for the property, affairs, and the management of several tens of millions of pounds of funds for his protected party clients. 

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Tim receives Court of Protection instructions from an array of clients, but his excellent services are also recommended by other firms of solicitors, King’s Counsel, counsel, case managers and other experts. He has a history of success, having secured multi-million-pound settlements on behalf of his clients, including cases with large sums of damages combined with annual payments for life. He also acts as professional trustee in a number of sizeable Personal Injury Trusts. 

In addition, Tim has been involved in many complex and high value cases, representing both adults and children in cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, fatal accidents, and other serious injuries. He is committed to delivering excellent client service through a focus on support, rehabilitation, and cooperation.  

Fletchers Group recently acquired Serious Injury Law, a hugely successful law firm based in the North West and Cambridge. Tim co-founded the firm in 1989 and later became a partner in 1998. Now he is continuing his successful career as a valued member of our Court of Protection team.  


Client Feedback

“l have known Tim for many years and have had the pleasure of working alongside him regularly for a number of our mutual clients. From my experience, Tim immediately establishes a strong, empathetic rapport with his clients which indicates his unique ability to endear himself to individuals with his mild but uncompromisingly professional attitude no matter what their age or background, which is in itself a rare skill. However, this does not detract from his strong analytical approach and understanding of the issues and challenges faced when fulfilling the role as a deputy for the Court of Protection. Tim has a warm and pleasant demeanour underpinned by a steely determination to always do the right thing for his clients.”

Mark Holt, Independent Financial Adviser and Managing Director, Frenkel Topping Ltd

“As deputy of the Court of Protection, Tim understands that his role is not solely to manage accounts or look after finances, but to maintain good relationships with an understanding of his clients' needs. He has good listening skills and will consider all options before making a calculated and informed decision, as his full focus of attention is on how to manage his clients' situations in their best interests at all times. This ability, combined with good humour, allows him to communicate effectively with all age groups and backgrounds, and whilst his approach is empathetic and pleasant, I know that he is ready to take a firm stance and make difficult decisions when necessary.”

SC Independent Financial Adviser

“Tim Walters has the ability to be empathetic yet incisive as he ensures that the clients' needs are paramount in negotiations. His client first attitude sets him apart from any other lawyers I have met that will sometimes look for compromise in negotiation to move on from certain issues. His integrity and strength of character cannot be doubted, and I have amazing trust in him and the partners at Serious Injury Law to deliver on promises.”

Legal 500

“Tim Walters cares about his clients and families and demonstrates this by taking a clinical and personal interest whilst maintaining professional boundaries.”

Legal 500

“Tim Walters - a client of Tim is a client for life, not just the duration of the case. He is a doer - if Tim says something will be done, you can rest assured it will be done. ”

Legal 500

“Tim Walters is very experienced and methodical, who is a very good communicator with clients, families and all professionals involved in each case.”

Legal 500

“He is able to describe often complex situations in appropriate terms with great empathy.”

Legal 500

“Tim Walters is highly skilled and organised, whilst also being very empathetic to his clients' needs.”

Legal 500

“Tim Walters is utterly brilliant at Court of Protection matters, he obviously puts his clients first.”

Legal 500

“Tim Walters' Court of Protection reputation grows annually; he is a leader in this area.”

Legal 500


Notable Settled Cases

SC

Spinal cord injury – paraplegia – 23-year-old passenger in car

Anon

Spinal cord injury – tetraplegia – pedestrian felled by a tree branch

JK

Spinal cord injury and brain injury – pedestrian struck by a taxi

Anon

Spinal cord injury and brain injury – driver of a car

NM

Spinal cord injury and brain injury – child passenger in a car on Christmas Eve

CP

Brain injury – teenage passenger in a car

JM

Brain injury – child struck by a park gate

LK

Brain injury – pillion passenger thrown from motorcycle

Anon

Brain injury – pedestrian struck by delivery van in the early hours

JK

Clinical negligence – undetected brain injury leading to death