Senior Partner: William Desmond Collins
Number of partners: 4
Assistant solicitors: 9
Other fee-earners: 5
THE FIRM Collins Solicitors was established in 1995 and is primarily a niche civil litigation practice based in Watford, Hertfordshire.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Civil Litigation: Originating from particular strengths in personal injury matters deriving from all major rail disasters - including the Watford, Southall and Paddington disasters, the practice has become very well known and highly respected in the market. It took Etridge v RBS, DVT Group Litigation and Kerry Gray v Thames Trains to the House of Lords on points of public importance. The firm is also well known for its environmental practice involving personal injury and clean up costs in connection with exposure to contaminated land, including The Corby Group Litigation, Buncefield and Motherwell. More recently, the firm was appointed Lead Solicitors in the Contaminated Blood Products Litigation and have been approached to represent over 1000 people in the Infected Blood Inquiry.
Other Areas: In addition to the above Collins Solicitors undertakes work in connection with family law, Children’s Act proceedings, wills and probate and conveyancing.