The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service Provider for the Midlands is Anthony Collins Solicitors.
The firm supports and advises families right across the Midlands and is the only law firm working in partnership with the charity in this area.
Anthony Collins Solicitors have an office in central Birmingham and have a team of dedicated experts who will travel to meet clients to offer assistance when it is needed on a huge array of legal issues that may affect a family when a child suffers a brain injury.
Rankeshwar is the Partner and overall Head of the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department. He qualified in 1995 and handles a wide variety of clinical negligence and personal injury cases including maximum severity injury cases and professional negligence work. He is accredited to the Law Society Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Panels as well as the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel. Rankeshwar is also commended in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Guide to the profession with observers noting he is, “respected by clients and colleagues alike…with an impressive handling of complex cases” and is dubbed as “someone who is calmness personified under pressure where his intellect really comes to the fore”. In the 2014 Chambers and Partners Guide Rankeshwar was described as “one of the best clinical negligence lawyers in Birmingham,” and is highlighted for his exceptional client care.” Rankeshwar is noted as an “elite lawyer” in the Legal 500 which is rarely given to professionals in his specific field. He also sits as a Deputy District Judge on the North West circuit.
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Sarah is a Senior Associate Solicitor and the Department Manager in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department. She qualified in 1994. She handles mainly clinical negligence matters but has conduct of some personal injury claims. She is extremely well regarded in her field having previously worked within Defendant health care litigation and her expertise in this area of law is invaluable to the Department. Sarah has had many notable successes in complex maximum severity claims and places an emphasis on assisting Claimants with rehabilitation as well as advancing their legal claim. She is accredited to the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and can also provide guidance in relation to community and continuing care matters.
As a highly skilled advocate, Sarah also undertakes a range of advocacy work at inquests, representing clients in front of both juries and coroners.
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David is a solicitor in the department having joined the team in September 2010 upon his qualification. He was previously a trainee solicitor in the team and now specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence and personal injury work. He has successfully been involved in several successful brain injury claims within the team and has a particular interest in developing abuse claims relating to vulnerable people including children with acquired brain injury.
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Victoria is a solicitor in the department having joined the team in September 2013 upon her qualification. She was previously a trainee solicitor in the team and now specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence and personal injury work. She has been involved in several successful brain injury claims within the team and has a particular interest in Public Liability and Road Traffic Accident Claims. She can also provide guidance in relation to SEN matters.
Contact Victoria by email.
Sarah is a legal assistant in the department and assists all of the admitted staff in relation to various aspects of the day to day running of their cases. David Evison is her supervisor.
She can also advise you in relation to CICA claims and procedure.
Contact Sarah by email.
Stephanie is a medico-legal advisor in the team. She was a Senior Practice Nurse for 20 years in general practice and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of adult and child healthcare. Her knowledge and insight into healthcare practice is an invaluable resource to the department. She supports all the team in relation to the medical aspects of our clinical negligence and personal injury cases. Stephanie’s expertise and understanding of the medical issues underpins a full holistic service we aim to provide our clients.
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