Langleys Solicitors LLP

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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What the team is known for Robust personal injury defendant practice, acting for insurers, public bodies and companies on a variety of motor, employers' and public liability claims. Routinely instructed on multimillion-pound claims, including catastrophic injury, occupational disease and abuse cases. Particularly adept at handling cases arising out of severe RTAs and accidents in the workplace.

Strengths A source remarks: "Langleys are fantastic. They are up there with the best in terms of personal injury, with massive insurance clients and high-profile work for local authorities. They do niche and sensitive abuse work as well as catastrophic injuries. They combine legal expertise, real sensitivity to clients, pragmatism and common sense."

According to another interviewee, "they absolutely punch above their weight in employers' liability and they're historically very good with insurers. They're very good at doing exactly what you should do and doing it very well."

Clients describe the team as "very helpful, diligent and efficient," as well as "professional and approachable."

Work highlights Acted for RiverStone Insurance in connection with a claim against its policyholder, a security company, for allegedly using excessive force to restrain, resulting in a right tibia fracture and dislocated right ankle that required below-knee amputation.

Notable practitioners

David Thompson heads the firm's insurance practice and regularly defends insurers against catastrophic injury claims, including multiparty claims. Sources commend his "good technical knowledge" and the way he "resolves cases quickly and economically."