Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Strong team of catastrophic injury and industrial disease specialists within a full-service firm. Offers significant expertise in high-value and highly complex cases, including those with an international element. Broad experience in handling severe RTAs as well as injuries sustained in the workplace. Regularly instructed to provide representation in high-profile cases. Recently active in personal injury claims arising out of terror attacks.

Strengths An interviewee comments: "The beauty is that on the one hand the personal injury team is small and very nimble, and on the other the firm has huge resources and can apply the funding and mentality of a City firm, which is a huge strength."

Another says: "They're absolutely outstanding. It's not just the quality of the cases but also the fact that they're a comparatively small team and each of them knows their cases inside out. It's a real bespoke service, and their client care and attention to detail is great."

A client reports: "I was very impressed with Fieldfisher and would have no reservations to recommend their services to anybody I know. I cannot see how a better service than the one I received could be provided."

Work highlights Brought civil claims, including for personal injury damages, on behalf of several women alleging sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.

Notable practitioners

Jennifer Buchanan impresses sources with her "very good attention to detail, robust engagement with opponents" and caseload of complex catastrophic neurological and orthopaedic injury cases. She has particular expertise in cycling matters. She is praised by commentators for the way in which she is "really committed to getting the very best for her clients."

Sources attest that Jill Greenfield is a"phenomenal lawyer" with a broad and pioneering practice, who is nonetheless "incredibly down to earth." As well as handling high-value cases involving neurological and orthopaedic injuries caused by accidents, she is renowned for bringing novel claims arising from terror attacks and sexual assault. Sources deem her "something of a legend - the most determined litigator you could come across."

According to interviewees, Keith Barrett is a "formidable operator" who is "extremely dedicated and leaves no stone unturned." He routinely handles high-profile claims arising out of accidents at work, on the road and in public places, including noteworthy expertise in aviation and child injury matters.

Paul McNeil heads the firm's personal injury and clinical negligence group. He has considerable experience of RTA claims, with a particular focus on those involving catastrophic injury. Clients appreciate his "very personal and understanding" approach, while other market sources note that "he has impeccable judgement and knows when to take and when to leave a point."