The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service Provider for the North West is JMW Solicitors.

The firm supports and advises families right across the North West and is the only law firm working in partnership with the charity in this area.

JMW Solicitors have two offices in Manchester and a team of dedicated experts who travel to meet families right across the region if it is needed to offer assistance on a huge array of legal issues that may affect a family when a child suffers a brain injury.

Specialist cycling team

JMW have a specialist team to deal with personal injury claims relating to cycling. They call this group ‘Twisted Spokes’ and they tell us: “As well as being legal experts, we are passionate cyclists. This gives us a clear advantage when working on your cycling accident claim, as we can empathise with you and your situation. We understand what your priorities as a cyclist are, and can ensure the service you receive from us meets these priorities.”

Visit the Twisted Spokes website.

Key Individuals:

Personal Injury, Andrew Lilley

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience dealing with catastrophic injury claims, and has achieved several multi-million pounds settlements. In one year alone he settled three cases transferred to him from other solicitors for a total of £13.4 million, including a £6.65 million lump sum award for an SCI injured paraplegic patient.

He is considered to be one of the best litigators in the region, and his peers citing him as “utterly dogged” and absolutely committed to ensuring that clients receive the very best early rehabilitation and support by obtaining the maximum possible settlement on their behalf. Andrew is also a trustee at Headway Preston and Chorley.

Contact Andrew by telephone: 0161 828 1958 or email.

Personal Injury, Gordon Cartwright

Gordon is proud to be a Special Ambassador for the Child Brain Injury Trust.  He is a dedicated and passionate advocate for his clients.  Gordon has over 15 years’ experience and his priority is to ensure that injury victims of catastrophic accidents receive the best standard of care to maximise their chances of making the best recovery possible and to ensure appropriate care and support for the remainder of their lives. With particular expertise in paediatric brain injury claims and road traffic accidents where the police have taken no action against the motorist, independent sources have dubbed him to be “frighteningly efficient”.  He regularly secures seven figure settlements for his client’s including a recent settlement of £5 million for a child who sustained a brain injury in a road traffic accident at the age of 6.

Recent praise received from one of Gordon’s clients “To be in a family’s life for a number of years in the most difficult of circumstances undoubtedly takes dedication, skill and professionalism, all of which has been consistently displayed by Gordon, but add to this kindness, compassion and a great deal of encouragement and hope for the future and you’ll get a sense of the huge difference they make to the families they work with. I would have no hesitation recommending Gordon to any other family injured and lost and needing the best legal and practical support you could wish for.”

Contact Gordon by telephone: 0161 828 1832 or email.

Clinical Negligence, Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones heads the JMW clinical negligence team and is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in his field. He has won many high-value and complex claims, including a catastrophic child brain injury case which settled for          £18 million. Clients frequently comment on his kind and compassionate nature and say he is a trusted source of support at one of the most challenging times of their life.

Eddie also has particular expertise in child brain injury and spinal cases especially relating to cerebral palsy and cauda equina syndrome cases. In 2017 secured £4.3 million for a client whose life was devastated by negligent treatment of the condition. As commented by one client “He was sensitive and empathetic when dealing with issues that I found difficult to discuss. Eddie is quite simply brilliant.”

Contact Eddie by telephone: 0161 828 1934 or email.

Clinical Negligence, Sally Leonards

Sally Leonards is a partner in the JMW Clinical Negligence department and has over 20 years’ experience in the field. She undertakes high-value clinical negligence work and has a particular interest and expertise in complex brain and spinal injury cases. Having specialised in clinical negligence cases since 1998 she is noted to be hugely experienced with strong people skills and has a reputation for winning unusual and complex cases due to her tenacity and attention to detail. She has settled numerous multi-million pound claims for children with cerebral palsy due to medical errors and most recently secured £25 million for one young client, which is understood to be the second highest settlement ever in a claim of this nature. “Extremely hard-working and very efficient” according to her clients with particular experience handling failure to diagnose claims, including those relating to cauda equina syndrome.

Contact Sally by telephone: 0161 828 1996 or email.

To contact any of the key individuals from JMW Solicitors, please call us now on 0808 168 5274.

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