Seven figure settlement for motorcyclist following a road traffic collision

On the day of his accident, our client was making his way to work on his motorbike along the A320 Woking Road in Guildford when the Defendant driver pulled out from a side road and collided with his left-hand side knocking him from his bike. Our client was conscious throughout and realised immediately that he […]

Laura Scouse

I am a Paralegal in the Personal Injury Team, based out of the Guildford Office. I support on various Personal Injury claims, including, but not limited to, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, brain injuries, amputations and spinal injuries. I graduated from Loughborough University in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) degree in International Business. Following […]

Letisha Dyke

Personal injury I am a paralegal for the Personal Injury Department in Guildford.

Hahna Hussain

I am a paralegal in our Woking office’s personal injury team. I have previous experience working with complex and serious injuries. Outside of work, I like to play netball and basketball. I also have my own food blog where I like to share my creations and restaurants I visit. Accreditations & Memberships Legal Practice Course

Seven figure settlement for cyclist following a road traffic collision

Our serious injury solicitors took over conduct of a case that was previously being dealt with by another law firm, following a recommendation from the case management company who were providing the client’s rehabilitation programme. On the incident date, our client was cycling to work when he was struck from behind by the Defendant’s vehicle […]

Scaffolder receives six figure settlement following accident at work

Our client was employed as a scaffolder working with a team. As the team was erecting the scaffolding our client stepped on a board which had not been properly secured by his colleagues and fell 6 meters through the scaffolding. He suffered 3 fractures in his spinal column, damage to the spinal disc and 4 […]

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Emma and her team have been amazingly kind, supportive and diligent. I have completely trusted them from the start and I am so grateful to have been looked after by such a sensitive and caring team. Thank you Emma – you’re brilliant!

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I am very satisfied with the outcome and level of service that I have received had throughout the course of my case, which lasted nearly five years. Emma Potter was fantastic; I was constantly reassured by her expertise and guidance regarding the subject matter and I appreciated that she took care to explain issues as […]

New proposed road safety measures for pedestrians and cyclists

The Covid-19 pandemic saw a rise in the population choosing to walk and cycle. With restrictions in place during the initial lockdown period, traffic on the roads fell and people avoided public transportation, meaning cities and towns across the globe caught a glimpse of what their streets and public spaces might look like if pedestrians and cyclists were […]

Tarirai Aguta

Child brain injury Adult brain injury Fatal accident claims Serious orthopaedic injury Cases involving complex liability or causation issues I am a qualified solicitor with extensive experience of dealing with claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places. I joined Moore Barlow […]

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They are a very friendly firm and are very conscious to do the best for their clients.

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I am really impressed by their approachability, communication and professionalism. They put the client’s interests at the very heart of what they do.

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A small but very committed and successful team with a number of catastrophic cases handled very successfully and with sensitivity and care.

Georgie Beckers

Adult brain injury Child brain injury Fatal Accident Act claims Complex orthopaedic injury Limb loss I am a Litigation Executive. I specialise in helping individuals and their families who have suffered serious injury or bereavement as a result of road traffic collisions, accidents at work and accidents in public places. I joined Moore Barlow in […]

Brain injury compensation claim guidance

Freephone us on 0800 157 7611. Traumatic brain injuries can have a catastrophic and life changing effect for those people who have been involved in accidents and their families. Claims for brain injury should only ever be dealt with by specialist serious injury solicitors with the necessary qualifications and experience to deal with the complex […]

Guidelines to an inquest

This guide is prepared to assist the lay person to navigate the complexities of an inquest but it is not suitable for cases involving matters of national security, military death or Article 2 Human Rights issues that require more detailed guidance than can be given in this short booklet. This guide is no substitute for […]

Drug driving: Passenger receives significant settlement following serious collision

Our client had been out drinking and socialising with her friends when she was offered a lift home by the Defendant. On the journey home, the Defendant’s driving became erratic and he subsequently lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the carriageway and collide with some trees. The Defendant was subsequently breathalysed by the police […]

Significant Facial Injuries as a result of a road traffic collision

Our client sustained serious facial injuries from approximately 60 fragments of glass in a serious road traffic collision. The emergency services were called and our client was taken by ambulance to A&E where she was advised by doctors that she had sustained nerve damage to part of her face and associated facial weakness above her […]

Amputee secures six figure settlement at JSM

Our client during the course of his work suffered a partial amputation to two of his fingers. His employer’s Insurer admitted primary liability but alleged contributory negligence. Matthew Claxson, partner in the serious injury team act acted on behalf of the brave client whose case we settled at a contested Joint Settlement Meeting. The Insurers […]

Bereaved family of motorcyclist secure settlement of claim

Matthew Claxson, a Partner in the specialist Serious Injury Team at Moore Barlow LLP, was instructed in an insurance claim by the widow of a motorcyclist who sadly lost his life in a road traffic collision. The motorcyclist had been proceeding on a main road when the Defendant van driver negligently emerged from a side […]

Successful settlement for partial foot amputee

Matthew Claxson, Partner and Niamh Hills, Solicitor, Serious Injury team at Moore Barlow LLP were instructed on behalf of a client who suffered a partial foot amputation as a result of an accident at work in September 2016. The claim concluded in a successful settlement for our client for a six figure sum by way […]

Orthopaedic injuries guide

A serious injury can have a life changing and devastating impact on your life. Claims for serious injuries should only ever be dealt with by specialist solicitors with the necessary qualifications and expertise to deal with the complex issues involved. At Moore Barlow we specialise in cases involving the most serious and life changing types […]

Anna Silcox

Secondary victim of psychiatric injury Employers liability Road traffic injuries Multiple orthopaedic injuries I joined Barlow Robbins (now Moore Barlow) in 2008 after completion of my Law Degree at the University of Surrey. I initially began my career assisting other Solicitors with their caseloads gaining exposure to a vast variety of different type of Personal […]

Maria Mingoia

Head injuries Spinal injuries Amputations I handle all types of personal injury claims including complex catastrophic cases involving head injuries, spinal injuries and amputations. My niche area is cases involving catastrophic injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. I have also developed a particular interest in child injury and amputation claims. I read Law at university and […]

Hannah Nelmes

Complex Orthopaedic Injuries Head Injuries Spinal Injuries I act for clients who have sustained injuries as a result of an accident and I help them to pursue a personal injury claim. I have experience in acting for and assisting clients and who have sustained a variety of injuries. I enjoy establishing a good working relationship […]

Emma Potter

Personal injury Chronic pain conditions Work accidents I have many years of experience representing adults and children, who have had accidents, no matter how they have happened. My particular specialism is chronic pain conditions (the physical and psychological aspects) and in particular Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). I am also interested in accidents at work […]

Tim Kirfield

Brain Injury Amputations Complex Multiple Injuries (Polytrauma) Road Traffic Accidents Accidents at Work I represent clients who have suffered life-changing injuries through all different types of accident including road traffic collisions, accidents at work, public liability as well as others. I have acted on behalf of clients who have sustained a variety of injuries including […]

Caroline Flashman

Clinical negligence Personal injury Court of Protection I specialise in personal injury and clinical negligence claims for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries in the following areas; brain damage (including cerebral palsy,) ophthalmic, spinal and amputation cases. I also act as Court of Protection Deputy for clients who have lost capacity to deal with their […]

Helen Goatley

Brain injury Court of Protection As chairman at Moore Barlow, I split my time between helping to formulate the strategy and direction of the business of the firm as a whole and my own client practice. My specialist area is representing people with an acquired brain injury in civil litigation claims. I am also a […]

Sue Clark

Court of Protection Personal injury Clincial negligence As an Associate in the Court of Protection team, my role is to support vulnerable clients and their families to manage their money and day-to-day lives. This may be through a Deputyship or Lasting Power of Attorney. I pride myself on the relationships I build with my clients. […]

Naked Prosthetics help amputee to regain independence

Matthew Claxson, a Partner in the serious injury team at Moore Blatch LLP was instructed on behalf of his client Mike Hett in a personal injury claim arising out of an accident at work when Mike suffered a partial amputation to two of his fingers on his left hand.

Interim payments and Rehabilitation

Interim payments and rehabilitation, in personal injury claims, are of great assistance to those who have either suffered serious injury or have been bereaved. As a solicitor specialising in serious injury I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for my client. Interim payments and rehabilitation help put injured people back on the road […]

Niamh Hills

Complex head, spinal and serious orthopaedic injuries Serious Orthopaedic Injuries Cases involving complex liability or causation issues I qualified as a Solicitor in September 2015 and I have since specialised in pursuing personal injury litigation claims on behalf of claimants who have suffered serious and often life-changing injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, […]

Nicola Butchers

Personal injury I am a paralegal specialising in personal injury.  I support individuals who have suffered personal injury as a result of negligence. My clients are individuals and the families of individuals that have suffered injury through no fault of their own.  I provide a familiar point of contact if a client’s main case handler […]

Martin Usher

Brain injuries Complex Musculoskeletal Injuries Amputations Spinal Cord Injuries Fatalities Rehabilitation I joined Moore Blatch (now Moore Barlow, May 2020) in 2017 and work within the Serious Injury and Major Trauma teams. I have over 15 years’ experience in running serious injury and major trauma cases. I have an in-depth knowledge of the health and […]

Matthew Claxson

Adult brain injury Child brain injury Spinal cord injury Complex orthopaedic, including amputation Fatal incidents I am an experienced serious injury solicitor who specialises in accessing rehabilitation for people who have suffered major trauma. I also represent at inquest those who have been bereaved. I am experienced with acting for those who suffer serious injury […]

Adam Curry

Adult and Child Brain Injury Spinal Injury Orthopaedic and Amputation claims Fatal Accident claims Claims involving complex causation issues I work within the firm’s Serious Injury Team and I act for individuals who have suffered life changing injuries. I help to secure compensation so that my clients can start to rebuild their lives. My background […]

Caroline Buckingham

Complex head, spinal and serious orthopaedic injuries Cases involving the elderly Cases involving complex liability or causation issues Fatal accident claims I am a senior associate solicitor. I specialise in helping individuals and their families who have suffered serious injury as a result of medical negligence. My clients are individuals who have suffered injuries of […]

Carol Thomas

I provide legal support to individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries. My clients are often private individuals seeking compensation for serious injuries they have sustained through no fault of their own. Many of my clients have experienced brain or orthopaedic injuries as a result of medical negligence. I help clients with general enquiries regarding their […]

James Glasper

Complex head, spinal, orthopaedic and fatal accident claims Amputee claims Claims involving complex liability or causation issues Cases involving jurisdictional issues Coroners’ inquests I work in the serious injury team specialising in supporting clients who have suffered injuries of maximum severity as a result of negligence. My clients are children and adults who have suffered […]

Michelle Halsall

I am a Trainee Legal Executive in the firm’s personal injury team, helping clients who have been in road traffic accidents secure compensation. I support clients with clear and practical advice, helping them secure fair compensation as quickly as possible. Clients often have a number of questions and concerns and find it reassuring that we […]

Fadwa Errhioui

Catastrophic injuries Child brain injuries Adult brain injuries Spinal cord injuries I am a Partner in the firm’s serious injury team and I specialise in high value, complex claims representing both adults and children. I am passionate about the work I do and I help my clients with arranging private medical treatment, rehabilitation and securing […]

Michael Hayward

I am a senior solicitor with the firm’s personal injury team. I help clients who have suffered injury as a result of someone else’s negligence secure the compensation they deserve. I specialise in helping clients that have complex, higher value multi-track claims. Many of my clients’ principal injury involves chronic pain. I provide clients with […]

Siobhan Thomas

Serious personal injury claims Catastrophic injuries – child and adult brain injury Spinal cord injuries Multiple complex orthopaedic injuries Fatal accident claims including coroners’ inquests I represent individuals who have suffered a serious injury through no fault of their own. Many of my clients have experienced traumatic events and life changing injuries that have seriously […]

Damian Horan

Adult and child severe brain injuries Spinal cord injury Recognised as one of the UK’s leading catastrophic personal injury lawyers, I am the firm’s senior partner and head of personal injury, based at our London office. I also have overall responsibility for the firm’s litigation service. I have two key areas of practice which I […]

Moore Blatch calls for drivers to ‘Think Bike’

Matthew Claxson, Partner at Moore Blatch, has called for drivers to ‘Think Bike’ and be alert to vulnerable road users, including motorbikes. Matthew represents Mrs Samantha Dixon, wife of PC James Dixon, who was killed in a collision with a vehicle in December 2017. Following the conclusion of the case at Reading Crown Court, Matthew […]

Multiple personal injury claim after serious collision in Guildford

A mother and daughter were shopping in Guildford Town Centre on 23 October 2015. As they were walking towards the Friary Centre they were involved in a serious collision in which an elderly driver had mounted the pavement. A number of people were injured. Moore Barlow acted for 3 of the victims including the Mother […]

Benefits of rehabilitation

The purpose of a civil law claim for personal injury compensation is, as far as possible, to put the injured person back into the position they would have been had the incident not have occurred in the first place. After all, would you expect anything less if you had sustained a serious injury through no […]

Brain injury guide

Traumatic brain injuries can have a catastrophic and life changing effect for those people who have been involved in accidents and their families.

26 miles to raise Smiles4Wessex

20 members of the personal injury and private client teams at local law firm Moore Blatch recently took part in a 26-mile walk from the firm’s Chandler’s Ford office to its Lymington office, raising over ¬£2,200 for Smile4Wessex.  Smile4Wessex provides charitable support for the Wessex Neurological Centre, one of the largest and most highly respected […]

The devastating effects of catastrophic lower limb injuries

Catastrophic injuries to the lower limbs can take many forms from complex compound tibia and fibula fractures to multi-ligamentous injuries of the knee joint including the medial collateral ligament (MCL), the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Following a traumatic event such as a road traffic collision, […]

Moore Barlow approach to brain injury

Our first port of call is to fully understand the mechanics of the injury, and to use our experience of similar injuries to provide initial guidance, albeit we are not medical experts. With this information we will ensure that expert opinions are sought appropriately. For example, even with minor injuries to the frontal lobe, clients […]

10 firm-wide promotions at Moore Blatch

With the firm’s continued growth and success, Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm focused on supporting people, families and growth businesses for the long term, is delighted to announce 10 key promotions firm wide.

A guide to an Inquest

This guide is prepared to assist the lay person to navigate the complexities of aninquest but it is not suitable for cases involving matters of national security, militarydeath or Article 2 Human Rights issues that require more detailed guidance than canbe given in this short booklet.

A guide to orthopaedic negligence claims

What is the definition of an orthopaedic injury? Put simply, an orthopaedic injury is any deformity/disorder/disease of the skeleton (bones) or its connecting structures, such as muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments. What are the levels of orthopedic injury? There are varying levels of injury to your bones from very serious to minor: Fractures Spinal deformities  […]

Young boy sustained a significant brain injury

We are acting for the family of a young boy who sustained a significant brain injury as a result of a compound skull fracture requiring excision of a significant component of his left frontal lobe. Since then our client has also suffered from epileptic fits. He also has significant learning and behavioral problems as a […]

Violent assault resulting in brain injury

We are acting for the wife of a man who was brutally assaulted and sustained significant, irreversible brain damage as a result. The claim is being pursued through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The injuries are of such severity that the Claimant will remain in full-time institutional care and his wife is being appointed as […]

Substantial six figure sum obtained for client involved in a head on collision

Moore Blatch acted for a passenger in a car that was involved in a head-on collision. Our client suffered various orthopaedic injuries together with a closed head injury that resulted in cognitive deficit. The case went to the Court of Appeal and the client was awarded just over £200,000 in personal injury compensation.

Moore Blatch celebrates record year in Legal 500 rankings

Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm with offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, has been widely recognised in the UK’s leading guide to law firms, Legal 500, for 15 of its work areas and 40 of its solicitors.

Loss of eye following accident at work

Our client sustained a significant injury to his eye as a result of an accident at work. As our client attempted to remove a screw from an old corrugated iron roof, a fragment of the screw came off and went into our client’s left eye.We took over conduct of our client’s case from another firm […]

Fatal accident with dependency claims

Moore Blatch were instructed in connection with a fatal accident case. Our client’s wife was tragically killed in a road traffic accident, leaving behind three young children.

£200,000 obtained for carpenter involved in accident at work

Moore Blatch acted for a client, who was employed as a carpenter. He attended a site at Richmond Hill to install a cold room. In the course of unloading materials from a flatbed lorry he fell and sustained personal injury as a consequence of his employer, using incorrect ratchet straps to secure the load.  

£150,000 obtained for knee injury following motorcycle accident

Moore Blatch acted for a lady in a motorcycle personal injury claim, who was knocked off her motorbike, resulting in her sustaining a significant knee injury. The Defendant was a Police Officer, and liability was heavily disputed. Moore Blatch were successful in securing a full admission of liability for their client and the matter settled […]

£150,000 client ran off the road in a “road rage” incident

We have recently settled a case for a client who sustained a serious arm injury when he was run off the road in 2006.When the car came off the road, it overturned several times leading to a crushing injury to his left arm. Whilst he made a good recovery, he has been left with a […]

Motorcyclist recovers substantial damages

We recovered £1.2 million for a client who was very seriously injured in a road traffic accident. Although not sustaining brain damage or spinal cord injury the multiple orthopaedic injuries he sustained to his lower body led to his discharge from a promising career in the armed services. An excess of 10 experts were required […]

Injury in a rented villa in Florida

We were successful in recovering £40,000 for a client who sustained an injury in a rental villa in Florida. He developed septicaemia which caused his prosthetic hip to become loose and thus require a further replacement. Liability was admitted and later denied but we were successful in obtaining judgment and concluded the claim on full […]

£275,000 for client with a foot injury

A client who sustained a serious foot injury when the tricycle that he was on was hit by another car has received a settlement of £275,000. The client was injured in a road traffic accident in the Spring of 2004. His foot was seriously injured when a vehicle merged from a side road and collided […]

Amputation following offshore oil rig accident

We acted for and recovered damages of £750,000.00 for a client who was injured in a work accident while working offshore on an oil rig. Due to negligence on the part of his employers and/or the occupiers of the rig, our client sustained significant orthopaedic and burn injuries. As a result of the injuries he […]

Brain injury compensation obtained following motorcycle accident

Moore Blatch acted for a client who sustained a significant injury following a motorcycle accident. Although she made a remarkable recovery given that her Glasgow Coma Scale score was as low as 4 at the time of the accident, she was nonetheless left with some ongoing disability.

Six figure sum for worker crushed by truck

Moore Blatch Solicitors helped a man from Romford to claim a six figure sum in work accident compensation after his head was crushed between a lorry trailer and a wall, whilst at work.

Accident at work

Our client was at work when she sat down on her office chair. The chair collapsed and she fell to the floor. As a result of the accident she fractured her coccyx, leaving her in excruciating pain. Our client has recently undergone surgery to remove a floating piece of her coccyx, but at the age […]

Cycle safety

As a keen cyclist I am delighted to have the better summer weather arrive to enjoy my chosen routes, and not surprising that there is an increased number of cyclists around on our roads with the same objective in mind.

Damages for a ruined army career

We have recently completed a case for a client who suffered a whiplash injury and aggravated depression as a result of a rear-end shunt road traffic accident. At the time of the accident, our client had recently been accepted into the Army. He was unable to remain in the Army as a result of his […]

Damages for negligent beauty treatment

We have recently settled a claim on behalf of a client who sustained injury and loss arising from negligent treatment carried out by a beautician. The treatment involved the application of semi-permanent make-up, in the form of a tattoo, to the Claimant’s eyebrows. It was alleged that the treatment was performed in a careless manner […]

Personal Injury Trust

If you are awarded compensation after suffering a personal injury, and you are also receiving means-tested benefits, it may surprise you to learn that your compensation could result in you losing your benefits. This is because means-tested benefits are only payable if your savings are below a certain amount (usually between £16,000 and £6,000 depending […]

What is ‘Gratuitous Care’?

Imagine what would happen if somebody in your close family were to be seriously injured in an accident. They would be taken by the emergency services to hospital, where the doctors and nurses would do their best to save their life and care for them until their medical condition was stable. At some point, your […]

Psychiatric Injury – time for reform?

27 years after Hillsborough, the jury who heard two years of evidence at the highly publicised inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans decided that the supporters involved in the 1989 catastrophe were unlawfully killed. The anniversary and decision from this long awaited inquest following the disaster, which resulted in over 700 casualties who […]

Compensation for the loss of a loved one – how are damages quantified?

When an individual successfully brings a personal injury or clinical negligence claim, they will typically be awarded a lump sum payment known as ‘damages’. The purpose of those damages is to put the injured person, as best as possible, back into the position they would have been had the accident or clinical negligence not occurred. […]