Serious Injury Team

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and this ethos resonates through our award-winning Serious Injury Team. The team is made up of experienced and dedicated lawyers and has over 25 years of experience specialising in serious injury cases.

Adrian Denson

Chief Legal Officer

Adrian joined us in December 2011 as Head of Serious Injury, leading the department through a period of significant growth, whilst working with customers following catastrophic and life changing events. In spring 2017, Adrian was appointed our Chief Legal Officer and oversees all of our legal teams, ensuring our customers are always at the heart of everything we do.

Andrew Clark

Director of Personal Injury

Andrew joined Fletchers in 1987 and as our Director of Personal Injury is committed and dedicated to supporting those who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries. Having worked exclusively as a personal injury lawyer for the last 25 years, Andrew has come across many differing situations and his experience allows him to lead our team to providing the best service for our customers.

Gerard Horton

Solicitor

Ged is a serious injury solicitor, who has dedicated his career to fighting for victims of catastrophic injury, and recognises the difficulties and challenges faced from the outset. Alongside working as a solicitor, he volunteers for the spinal injury charity Back-Up, and actively engages with fundraising for the brain injury charity Headway.

Julia Eyton

Chartered Legal Executive

As well as supervising a serious injury team, Julia handles some of the most serious and complex personal injury cases, not just in the firm, but in the UK, being one of only literally a handful of people in the country with the experience and expertise to be able to deal with such accidents. Julia is also a Legal 500 recommended lawyer, noted for being ‘tactically very astute’.

Tom Ponsonby

Senior Litigation Executive

Tom joined Fletchers in 2000 and is a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). He dedicates himself to dealing with large value personal injury cases and specialises in fatal accident cases. Tom has dedicated his career to supporting people who have suffered life changing injuries including traumatic brain injuries and the bereaved.The legal process can be complex and at times dehumanising; because of this, Tom always tries to make sure his customers are represented as people.

Sarah Charnley

Court of Protection Solicitor

Sarah is a senior solicitor at Fletchers who heads up our Court of Protection department. Her works with customers to ensure their needs are handled efficiently and suitably. Alongside her role as a solicitor, Sarah is the Chairperson of Headway Preston and Chorley, a member of the ‘Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’, and ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’.

Peter Rigby

Senior Fee Earner

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customer’s need for support is met. Peter also a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

Ashley Nolan

Litigation Executive

With several years’, experience in handling personal injury claims for those who have been seriously injured, Ashley always does his utmost to help and support his customers. He will always go the extra mile to help support those injured in rebuilding their lives, following a life changing injury in both the short-term and long-term.

Claire Barnes

Chartered Legal Executive

Claire began her career in personal injury claims whilst studying her CILEX course. She very quickly became interested in dealing with both motorcycle accidents and complex injuries. Now an experienced serious injury chartered legal executive, Claire ensures that the maximum is always achieved for her customers.

Jennifer Steele

Solicitor

Jennifer is a solicitor and supervisor in our serious injury team, in addition to being a member of our specialist Fraud Team. She is dedicated to her customers throughout the entirety of their claim’s process and recognises the need for support in both compensation and rehabilitation throughout the claim process.

Louise Riley

Solicitor

Louise is an expert in high level, complex litigation. She strives tirelessly to get the best results for all of her customers and ensure that they have the funds to enable rehabilitation to take place. Fletchers ethos is “in this together” and Louise very much embodies this, she always goes the extra mile and works hard to earn a customer’s trust.

Neil Downey

Solicitor

Neil’s role is to represent and support individuals and families who have been the victims of serious injury, utilising his experience in the areas of serious orthopaedic injury, traumatic brain injury and fatal accident claims to achieve the best outcome. He is committed to providing the best possible assistance, advice and support to injured individuals and their families.

Kirsty Thomas

Solicitor

Kirsty thrives to make life easier for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, offering guidance and support throughout the claim. She has also committed herself to various charity projects; including volunteering as a Buddy on a ‘Back Up’ multi-activity week, arranging a charity ball raising over £11,000 for the Southport Spinal Centre and volunteering for the brain injury charity ‘Headway’.

Nicola Ryan-Donnelly

Solicitor

Having worked at Fletchers since 2011, Nicola has continually progressed and gained experience working with those who have suffered serious and life changing injuries. She is currently a trainee solicitor within the serious injury team and is passionate about achieving the best results for the customers she works with.

Gavin Marsh

Serious Injury Fee Earner

Gavin has over 20 years of experience in the legal sector, which provides him with the knowledge and skill to provide the right support to his customers. He guides his customer’s throughout the entire claims process, arranging rehabilitation to assist their recovery and always ensuring they receive an appropriate award of compensation commensurate to allow them to rebuild their lives.

Aimee Moorcroft

Solicitor

Aimee is a solicitor within our serious injury team and has been a part of Fletchers since 2011. She is passionate about fighting for customers who have suffered life-changing injuries, always working with great determination to achieve the best possible outcome. In addition to her work with serious injury customers, Aimee has been actively involved in organising fundraising events for a local spinal injuries charity.

Katelyn Williams

Solicitor

Katelyn’s role entails actively assisting on the progression of seriously injured customers’ claims for maximum compensation on a daily basis. She endeavours to keep customers up to date with the development of their case, be available for any questions and to provide support throughout the whole process.

Paul Allonby

Serious Injury Fee Earner

Since joining Fletchers in 2012, Paul has consistently ensured that customer care is at the heart of everything that he does. He strives to not only get the best possible compensation for all of his customers but also to obtain the best rehabilitation, this enabled his customers to rebuild, and move on with, their lives.

AnnMarie Smith

Secretary

Audrey Harrison

Secretary

Dale Bickerstaffe

Solicitor

Emily Meadow

Litigation Executive

Emma Jackson

Assistant Fee Earner

Gemma Roberts

Trainee Solicitor

Georgia Catherall

Assistant Fee Earner

Kimberley Lucas

Junior Paralegal

Lauren Philips

Junior Paralegal

Lisa Young

Pre Issue Team Supervisor

Louise Cassidy

Assistant Fee Earner

Lucy Blackhurst

Junior Paralegal

Penny Clark

Secretary

Rosina McIver

Serious Injury Team Assistant

Stephanie Collins

Assistant Fee Earner

Katy Makin

Serious Injury Team Assistant

Sally Burton

Assistant Fee Earner

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