The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service Provider for the Midlands is Anthony Collins Solicitors.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a thriving specialist law firm with a national reputation for advising individuals, businesses and not for profit organisations throughout the UK. As a law firm we put people first and are a top ranking law firm for clinical negligence and personal injury work.
Our highly committed and widely respected team of lawyers go beyond claiming multi-million pound compensation and work with individuals and their families to help to recover their quality of life so far as possible. We provide clear and straight forward advice in a personal, friendly and professional way. Importantly we recognise that each client is an individual with their own needs and circumstances. We always try and secure early rehabilitation, setting up care packages, appointing case managers, obtaining suitable accommodation and working with local and national agencies to get the best for our client.
We are here to help with every step, providing a holistic service to our clients and have other non-legal professionals who work with us to help support our clients. They include a qualified nurse whose medical expertise helps us to understand the in-depth medical issues from day 1 and puts clients at ease when talking about very personal matters. We also have an ex-social worker in the team who will help support clients with ensuring they receive the correct statutory care and education support from the Local Authority if this issue arises as part of the case. We also help clients with welfare concerns, family problems, employment and disability rights, mental health issues, Court of Protection matters, Special Needs Trusts to protect benefits, Wills and Estate planning. The official Chambers guide to the legal profession describe them as “One of the best teams in Birmingham ….. they’re a really friendly, approachable team, taking the stuffiness away from being solicitors; they’re very personable and they’ve got real focus on vulnerable clients”
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 complex catastrophic clinical negligence and personal injury claims and has secured many million pounds worth of settlements over the years. He accredited to the Law Social Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence panels as well as the AvMA clinical negligence panel. Rankeshwar is consistently ranked and commended in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners official guide to the profession with observers noting he is:
- Respected by clients and colleagues alike…..with an impressive handling of complex cases. Always the first person to talk to on a difficult case.
- He is calmness personified under pressure where his intellect really comes to the fore.
- One of the best clinical negligence lawyers in Birmingham.
- He has exceptional client care, has a razor sharp legal mind, is thorough and tactically astute. He is prepared to fight cases really hard and his determination is second to none.
- Rankeshwar is not just the head of the team but the absolute heart of it too.
- A solicitor of outstanding ability – the best of the best
Rankeshwar is noted as an “elite lawyer” in the Legal 500 and has been entered into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame which is rarely given to professionals in his specific field. He is one of only 2 lawyers to be entered into the Hall of Fame for clinical negligence and the only lawyer for personal injury in the West Midlands. He also sits as a Deputy District Judge on the North West circuit and has won various Law Society awards over the years as well as being shortlisted in the Legal 500 Lawyer of the Year award in his field of work for 2018.
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Sarah Huntbach is a Senior Associate solicitor in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department. She qualified in 1994 and handles a wide variety of clinical negligence and personal injury claims. She is extremely well regarded in her field and has achieved multi-million pound settlements for her clients over the years including a claim that involved a child who suffered a brain injury due to clinical negligence in the sum of £28million in 2018. She prides herself on putting an emphasis on rehabilitation as well as advancing the legal claim and is accredited to the Law Society Clinical Negligence panel. Sarah can also give guidance in relation to community and continuing care matters. She is consistently ranked and commended in the official Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guide to the profession where observers note her to be:-
- Tactically astute and keeps cases on track.
- Particularly caring with younger Claimants and always involves them in discussions.
- An associate to watch.
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Ann Houghton is an associate solicitor and the Department Manager in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department. She qualified in 2009 and has an in-depth experience across specialist areas of personal injury and clinical negligence cases and is commended for her professional but extremely caring nature towards her clients. She is accredited to the Law Society Personal Injury panel and has handled many complex cases over the years.
She is regularly commended by the official Legal 500 and Chambers guide to the profession with observers noting:
- Ann continues to impress.
- She is a pleasure to work with.
- A solicitor of outstanding ability – the best of the best
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David Evison is a Senior Associate solicitor in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team having qualified in September 2010. He has a broad spectrum of experience in complex personal injury and clinical negligence claims and heads up the department’s abuse claims section supporting vulnerable individuals including children and the elderly, some of whom have an acquired brain injury as a result of abuse from those charged with their care.
David is commended in the Legal 500 and is noted to be:
- Extremely thorough and caring towards his clients.
- Has a growing reputation for abuse claims in the region.
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Victoria Fullilove is an associate solicitor in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Department. She qualified in 2013 and now specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence and personal injury work. She handles maximum severity claims and has achieved multi-million pound settlements for her clients. She is commended by the Legal 500 with observers noting that she, “Possesses tactical insight and knowledge that goes beyond her years of qualification”.
Victoria prides herself on providing a holistic approach towards the handling of her cases, always putting the client first and thinking about how they can be supported as well as advancing the litigation.
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Is a medico-legal advisor and supports the lawyers in the team on all medical aspects of their work. Her wide experience in all aspects of adult and child healthcare and understanding of the medical issues underpins the full holistic service that we provide for our clients.
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Nsiem is a Community Care Legal Advisor and provides specialist legal advice and assistance on a wide range of community care issues.
Nsiem challenges public decision-makers in Local Government, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Education Authorities on matters on regarding: social care eligibility determination, health and social care Direct Payments/Personal Budgets disputes, challenge the validity of Education, Health and Care Plans, ineligibility decisions for NHS Continuing Health Care funding and NHS Funded Nursing Care, maladministration/service failures, applications for Disabled Facilities Grants and claims of Disability Discrimination.
Securing positive outcomes for our clients using public remedies and public law principles has enabled us to uphold and further their rights as citizens.
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