Managing Partner: David Tomlinson
Senior Partner: Edward Myers
Number of Partners: 5
Assistant Solicitors/ Legal Executives: 3
Personal Injury: David Tomlinson
Clinical Negligence: Alison Brooks
THE FIRM Barratts Solicitors, is a ‘fantastic’ niche and client-led practice with experienced lawyers who only represent injured clients. The firm is consistently ranked top by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, described as ‘one of the best in the country’ with ‘absolutely individual and personal attention.’ The ‘senior and experienced’ lawyers are ‘true experts,’‘utterly dedicated to providing an excellent level of service.’ All partners were individually recognised in 2018.
The firm has two specialist injury departments; personal injury and clinical negligence. Both offer advice and representation at inquests. Clients are also supported by the Court of Protection department, offering deputy services for those lacking capacity during and after litigation. They also offer advice for special education needs. Barratts acts for clients in serious personal injury claims, usually caused by negligence, but it also has a strong reputation for criminal injury compensation cases (CICA). The personal injury team has decades of experience, particularly with head and spinal injury cases. It has acted for clients injured at work, road traffic accidents, public liability and claims abroad. CICA clients have included victims of terrorist attacks and The Marchioness Disaster.
The clinical negligence team has over 70 years of shared experience, including cerebral palsy cases, fatal claims, serious head and spinal injury (including Cauda Equina syndrome), misdiagnosis, serious surgical error and GP negligence.
The experienced lawyers remain at the forefront of the litigation so every client is guaranteed a specialist lawyer running the case from start to finish. They have small caseloads so time can be properly dedicated to complex claims. Awards of seven figures are regularly achieved but the firm also handles lower value claims, with the same level of care and determination provided to every client.
Barratts has listened to what clients want, namely experienced lawyers with a dedicated one to one service for each client; this achieves consistency and the highest quality of advice, with clients properly supported by someone who genuinely knows and cares about their case. Lawyers work proactively in a sympathetic environment. The lawyers pursue rehabilitation and interim payments as soon as possible and frequently reopen cases which were not pursued by other firms. These are some of the many reasons why the firm’s expertise has resulted in consistent top ranking by legal peer reviews.
Barratts Solicitors is proud of its local reputation in the Midlands but receives referrals from all over the UK and abroad. The partners have experience of foreign jurisdictions and have spoken at international conferences. The lawyers are involved in pro bono work with local head injury and children’s charities. Barratts’ policy is to provide a 1st class personal service for injured clients, employing only the best lawyers to maximise results for injured clients.
Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence: 90%