SPECIALIST PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM NETS NEARLY £25M FOR CLIENTS

SPECIALIST PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM NETS NEARLY £25M FOR CLIENTS

A DEDICATED team of 17 lawyers at leading law firm Nelsons has recovered £24.3 million in damages for clients between May 2019 and May 2020, marking its most successful year on record. 

The personal injury and clinical negligence department, which works across the firm’s three offices based in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, has secured settlements for 215 clients in the past year and secured an average of £113,000 per case.    

Lisa Preece, partner and solicitor who heads up the team, said: “The main goal for us is to get justice for our clients and the past year has shown how we can achieve that in recovering substantial damages for them We’ve acted on behalf of a broad range of clients who have been injured in accidents or as a result of negligence and been able to support them with a successful claim to help them moving forward.  

“We deal with claims that arise from reasonably modest injuries all the way through to catastrophic, life changing injuries where the damages award is often in seven figures. So, this achievement is a real reflection of the broad cross section of the work we do to help our clients get the results they need to compensate them and improve their lives.”   

The past year also saw the department gain national recognition when senior associate and solicitor Dianne Collins fought off tough competition from across the country to win ‘Claimant Lawyer of the Year’ at the Personal Injury Awards in November. A contributing factor to her win was her work representing 78 survivors of the Aston Hall child abuse scandal reflecting her specialism in historical child abuse claims.  

Stewart Vandermark, chief executive at Nelsons, said: “For a relatively small team of 17 to be producing the results we’ve seen in the past year is absolutely remarkable. At Nelsons, we are dedicated to empowering our clients – giving them a voice, fighting for them, helping them seek justice and steering them through the complex legal issues that they face. The success Lisa and her team have enjoyed shows what a fantastic, dedicated department they are.”   

For the past four months, the team has continued to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. This hasn’t altered the level of service they’ve been able to provide to existing, and new clients. The team has adapted to new ways of working to ensure continued support.  

Lisa added: “Just a few years ago we were securing £2m for clients in 12 months. To be able to say that we’ve increased that figure by 1,110% over the past year is a real testament to the hard work put in by everyone. I’d like to say thank you to all the members of the team and look forward to seeing what the next year brings for us.” 


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