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Wales Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
Band 2

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Geldards LLP

Our Corporate Risk and Insurance team is a volume department, which offers a cradle to grave claims and risk management service. Key clients include insurers, corporates, devolved government, utility companies, charities, local authorities and retailers.
The department’s key work types are:
•    employer liability occupational disease claims and accident claims ranging from minor injuries through to injuries of maximum severity and death;
•    public liability claims, particularly highway slipping/tripping claims and Occupiers’ Liability claims;
•    corporate and insurance archaeology;
•    consultancy services such as internal investigations and audits;
•    HSE investigations;
•    inquests;
•    risk management and strategic advice;
•    insurance coverage disputes.
We set ourselves apart from others in this practice areas in that we:
•    specialise in acting for clients which operate insurance captives or self-insure against such claims/elect to take large deductibles on their EL and PL policies to manage these risks internally or are unintentionally uninsured as the relevant insurer cannot be traced/refuses to indemnify/is insolvent;
•    tirelessly revise and develop novel defence strategies which result in dramatically improved success rates for a number of clients. 
•    have a unique understanding of our clients’ business structure and funding arrangements;
•    offer a Partner led service supported by specialist staff;
•    provide accurate and timely management information

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Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant - Wales
Band 2
What the team is known for

Geldards' personal injury defence team is best known for its work on employers' liability cases, covering a range of issues such as serious and fatal accidents, industrial diseases and noise-induced hearing loss. It also represents local authorities and public bodies in public liability claims. Its wider clientele includes insurers and charities, as well as manufacturing, retail and construction companies. The team offers consultation services including investigations, audits and advice on risk management.

Notable Practitioners

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Donna Makin
Band 2

Donna Makin is regularly sought out by insurers and large companies for her expert handling of personal injury claims.She assists with public and employers' liability cases, often connected with industrial disease and serious injury claims.

"Donna Makin has the ability to grasp a large amount of complex information and be able to understand it, apply it and talk to you about it in a comprehensible way."

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