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Birchall Blackburn Law Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Birchall Blackburn Law is a firm of serious and catastrophic injury specialist solicitors with more than 100 years of combined experience. We have helped thousands of people, and their families, to rebuild their lives after road crash bereavement or injury. We help families when they need it the most and often in the most difficult circumstances.

Contact: Quentin Underhill

T: 0161 2384373

E: qnunderhill@birchallblackburn.co.uk

www.birchallblackburn.co.uk

Hodge Jones & Allen Down arrow icon to open accordion
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We understand that a serious or fatal injury can be life-changing for the injured party and devastating for bereaved families. It can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Our experienced specialists will ensure early access to top-tier rehabilitation care and personal support throughout the claims process. We ‘fight for what’s right’ and always place our clients at the heart of everything we do.

We feel privileged to be part of our client’s journey and will dedicate our time to helping you to get the justice you deserve and make the most of your life.

Contact: Ken Brough or Leticia Williams

T: 0808 271 9959 (Ken) 0808 252 7713 (Leticia)

E: kbrough@hja.net or lwilliams@hja.net

www.hja.net

Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors is an award-winning serious injury law firm, proud to support Brake.

If you need a trusted legal professional to represent you or your family following trauma, catastrophic injury or fatality through road collision we are here for you.

We are a specialist law firm that takes a ‘family first’ approach to helping people and families who have experienced a traumatic life-changing event.

With offices across the country our team of award-winning lawyers are ready to offer expert advice at a time when your family needs it most.

Contact: Patrick Maguire or Joe Speed

T: 07775 808 820 (Patrick) or 07498 232 547 (Joe)

E: Patrick.Maguire@hccsolicitors.com or Joe.Speed@hccsolicitors.com

To find out more, call 0330 175 7770 or go to www.hccsolicitors.com

Hugh James Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Hugh James is a top 100 UK law firm, providing expert legal services to a wide range of business and individual clients. Established over 60 years ago, it has grown to become a full-service firm operating from award-winning offices in Cardiff, London, Southampton, and Plymouth.

Hugh James is well-known for its award-winning claimant teams, who support bereaved families, and seriously injured people, representing them at inquests and in the civil courts. Their English and Welsh-speaking lawyers also advise victims of abuse, catastrophic injury, victims of violent crime, medical negligence and incidents resulting in injury or death overseas.

Contact: Cari Sowden-Taylor

T: 02922 675870

E: cari.sowden-taylor@hughjames.com

www.hughjames.com

Irwin Mitchell Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Irwin Mitchell Solicitors are one of the UK’s most respected and successful law firms, with an independent recognised personal injury team. We help support our clients with their claims after a road traffic collision as well as their families to help them access the best possible medical care, rehabilitation and financial support reaching an outcome that can make a real difference to their lives. Each year our personal injury lawyers also help bereaved families, who rely on us to fight fearlessly to protect their best interests and to try and gain justice for them in the most difficult of situations.

Contact: Claire Newstead

T: 0113 218 6460

E: claire.newstead@irwinmitchell.com

www.irwinmitchell.com

Minster Law Down arrow icon to open accordion
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For Minster Law, looking after our clients is more than a legal process; we work hard to take the effort away from you and help with all aspects of your life through the claims process. We’ll take the time to understand your needs, both now and in the future, and will tailor your case to meet them. With over 20 years of experience and one of the UK’s largest serious injury teams, our experts are on hand to guide you through the process, get you the best care, and secure interim payments, when possible, to ease financial burdens.

To find out more, call 01904 663229, email mapp@minsterlaw.co.uk or go to www.minsterlaw.co.uk

Slater & Gordon Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s largest consumer law firms with leading experts in local areas across the country. We’re highly specialised in representing individuals who’ve been affected by life-changing injuries, whether they’ve suffered a serious injury themselves, or the loss of a loved one. Many of our experts are considered leaders in their field by independent legal guides and we’ve won awards for our work in this specialised area of law. If you wish to speak to one of our highly skilled experts, please contact us.

Contact: Kate Nicklin

T: 0330 995 5367

E: kate.nicklin@slatergordon.co.uk

www.slatergordon.co.uk

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Eastern

Irwin Mitchell Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Irwin Mitchell are one of the UK’s most respected law firms with an independently, nationally recognised personal injury team. We help support our clients with their claims after a road traffic collision as well as their families to help them access the best possible medical care, rehabilitation and financial support, reaching an outcome that can make a real difference to their lives.

Our personal injury lawyers also help bereaved families, who rely on us to fight fearlessly to protect their best interests and to try and gain justice for them in the most difficult of situations.

We are also one of the only law firms in the country to have a national specialist road traffic collision team, with years of experience in dealing with road traffic collisions; this offers extra insight in investigating and supporting your claim.

We also have nationally recognised legal teams who can offer you support in other areas that could also be impacted by the incident. For example: employment, family matters, commercial matters, wills, trusts and probate, tax and pensions.

Stephanie, Irwin Mitchell client: “I valued the honesty of the solicitor that I dealt with. The approachability and the humanness. They were caring."

Call 0113 218 6460 or email claire.newstead@irwinmitchell.com

www.irwinmitchell.com

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East Midlands

Hodge Jones & Allen Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Hodge Jones & Allen have been helping individuals to right wrongs for over 40 years. We share Brake’s values of putting families first and listening to their needs. Our specialist team of lawyers have years of extensive experience dealing with fatal and catastrophic injuries.

We can help with:

  • Pursuing a personal injury or medical negligence claim when a death or serious injury has occurred, due to negligence
  • Dealing with an inquest – a very specific legal investigation conducted by a coroner to establish the circumstances surrounding a person’s death
  • Managing the financial implications of a sudden death, including dealing with the will
  • Employment law – guiding you through the complexities of the law
  • Mental capacity and deputyships – a highly specialist area, dealing with the Court of Protection
  • Family law matters
  • Human rights – guiding you through your rights and the duties of others.

Contact: Ken Brough or Leticia Williams

T: 0808 271 9959 (Ken) 0808 252 7713 (Leticia)

E: kbrough@hja.net or lwilliams@hja.net

www.hja.net

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North East

Slater & Gordon Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s largest consumer law firms with leading experts in local areas across the country. We’re highly specialised in representing individuals who’ve been affected by life-changing injuries, whether they’ve suffered a serious injury themselves, or the loss of a loved one. Many of our experts are considered leaders in their field by independent legal guides and we’ve won awards for our work in this specialised area of law. If you wish to speak to one of our highly skilled experts, please contact us.

Contact: Kate Nicklin

T: 0330 995 5367

E: kate.nicklin@slatergordon.co.uk

www.slatergordon.co.uk

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North West

Birchall Blackburn Law Down arrow icon to open accordion
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If you have been bereaved as a result of a road traffic collision, we understand how painful and difficult this is. For over 30 years our specialist road traffic injury solicitors have helped people like you and your family. Our friendly and considerate team members will give you straightforward guidance without legal jargon. We put our clients’ needs first, which is why our lawyers visit you at home, or in a familiar place to suit you and your family. We don’t just help with a compensation claim but also support during inquests, criminal investigations and potential criminal trials. If you may be eligible for state benefits we can also assist with the application process without charge. Our solicitors look to assess your needs quickly and provide early financial support wherever possible. We provide free initial advice, so do not hesitate to get in touch and hear how we can help at this tough time.

Contact: Quentin Underhill

T: 0161 2384373

E: qnunderhill@birchallblackburn.co.uk

www.birchallblackburn.co.uk

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South and Central

Irwin Mitchell Down arrow icon to open accordion
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Irwin Mitchell are one of the UK’s most respected law firms with an independently, nationally recognised personal injury team. We help support our clients with their claims after a road traffic collision as well as their families to help them access the best possible medical care, rehabilitation and financial support, reaching an outcome that can make a real difference to their lives.

Our personal injury lawyers also help bereaved families, who rely on us to fight fearlessly to protect their best interests and to try and gain justice for them in the most difficult of situations.

We are also one of the only law firms in the country to have a national specialist road traffic collision team, with years of experience in dealing with road traffic collisions; this offers extra insight in investigating and supporting your claim.

We also have nationally recognised legal teams who can offer you support in other areas that could also be impacted by the incident. For example: employment, family matters, commercial matters, wills, trusts and probate, tax and pensions.

Stephanie, Irwin Mitchell client: “I valued the honesty of the solicitor that I dealt with. The approachability and the humanness. They were caring."

Call 0113 218 6460 or email claire.newstead@irwinmitchell.com

www.irwinmitchell.com

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West and South West

Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors Down arrow icon to open accordion
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HCC Solicitors is an award-winning law firm that takes a ‘family first’ approach when a fatality occurs.

We work proactively for justice – and the truth for our clients. We understand that every incident that leads to a fatality has a devastating impact on family life. Our experienced team ensures that the legal process adhered to is in the best interests of the family.

The sensitive nature of fatalities means we prioritise your comfort at a difficult time. This includes visiting you personally to discuss the incident which led to the death of your loved one.

Our team secures financial compensation for families but we understand that truth and justice are naturally a higher priority.

If you or your family were financially dependent on the deceased individual it is essential that you instruct lawyers who are experienced in the relevant financial procedures - like our team.

We are experts in helping families who have experienced the death of a loved one as a result of a fatal collision through no fault of their own – including:

  • the death of a driver or passenger
  • incidents involving cyclists
  • death of pedestrians involving vehicles
  • motorbike incidents leading to the death of the rider or others.

Inquest support

We also represent families at Inquests across the UK. Multiple professionals and agencies, including the police and the HSE, may be involved in the investigation.

We will liaise pro-actively with all the professionals who are investigating the incident and will represent your family in official proceedings at the Coroners’ Court.

We will liaise with the Coroner, keep you informed of timescales and outcomes and support you at any pre-inquest reviews as well as the inquest itself.

Contact: Patrick Maguire or Kelly Hutton

T: 07775 808 820 (Patrick) or 07494 784207 (Kelly)

E: Patrick.Maguire@hccsolicitors.com or kelly.hutton@hccsolicitors.com

To find out more, call 0330 175 7770 or go to www.hccsolicitors.com

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Wales

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Hugh James is a top 100 UK law firm, providing expert legal services to a wide range of business and individual clients. Established over 60 years ago, it has grown to become a full-service firm operating from award-winning offices in Cardiff, London, Southampton, and Plymouth.

Hugh James is well-known for its award-winning claimant teams, who support bereaved families, and seriously injured people, representing them at inquests and in the civil courts. Their English and Welsh-speaking lawyers also advise victims of abuse, catastrophic injury, victims of violent crime, medical negligence and incidents resulting in injury or death overseas.

Contact: Cari Sowden-Taylor

T: 02922 675870

E: cari.sowden-taylor@hughjames.com

www.hughjames.com

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West Midlands

Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors Down arrow icon to open accordion
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HCC Solicitors is an award-winning law firm that takes a ‘family first’ approach when a fatality occurs.

We work proactively for justice – and the truth for our clients. We understand that every incident that leads to a fatality has a devastating impact on family life. Our experienced team ensures that the legal process adhered to is in the best interests of the family.

The sensitive nature of fatalities means we prioritise your comfort at a difficult time. This includes visiting you personally to discuss the incident which led to the death of your loved one.

Our team secures financial compensation for families but we understand that truth and justice are naturally a higher priority.

If you or your family were financially dependent on the deceased individual it is essential that you instruct lawyers who are experienced in the relevant financial procedures - like our team.

We are experts in helping families who have experienced the death of a loved one as a result of a fatal collision through no fault of their own – including:

  • the death of a driver or passenger
  • incidents involving cyclists
  • death of pedestrians involving vehicles
  • motorbike incidents leading to the death of the rider or others.

Inquest support

We also represent families at Inquests across the UK. Multiple professionals and agencies, including the police and the HSE, may be involved in the investigation.

We will liaise pro-actively with all the professionals who are investigating the incident and will represent your family in official proceedings at the Coroners’ Court.

We will liaise with the Coroner, keep you informed of timescales and outcomes and support you at any pre-inquest reviews as well as the inquest itself.

Contact: Joe Speed or Mike Molloy

T: 07498 232 547 (Joe) or 07985 919 924 (Mike)

E: Joe.Speed@hccsolicitors.com or Mike.Molloy@hccsolicitors.com

To find out more, call 0330 175 7770 or go to www.hccsolicitors.com

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Yorkshire and the Humber

Minster Law Down arrow icon to open accordion
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For Minster Law, looking after our clients is much more than a legal process; we work hard to take the effort away from you and look for ways to help with all aspects of your life whilst you go through the claims process. We’ll take the time to understand your needs, both now and in the future, and due to the complexity and sensitive nature of serious injuries every case is tailored. With over 20 years’ experience and one of the UK’s largest serious injury teams, our experts are on hand to guide you through the process, get you the best care, and secure interim payments, when possible, to help ease financial burdens.

Minster Law is a top 100 UK law firm specialising in road traffic and bike accidents. Our legal professionals are specialists in head and brain injuries, spinal injuries, orthopaedic injuries, and injuries resulting in amputation and limb damage. We also have a dedicated biking team helping a quarter of bikers with injuries all over the country.

Our scale and experience have enabled us to secure access to leading services to support our clients. We have established relationships with top expert witnesses and rehabilitation providers, who use cutting-edge technology, and have a strong network of contacts to ensure every client receives the absolute best service.

We have a specialist fatal accidents team with the experience to offer you support while navigating the claim process. Losing a loved one is an emotional and challenging experience for the family and friends who are left behind and our expert team will be able to support you through the difficulties of planning your future without your loved one.

At Minster Law, we can also assist you with employment, property, and consumer disputes and have a proven track record of helping clients achieve a successful resolution.

We can also support you with a range of legal advice outside of our own expertise via our independent panelists. This can include advice on benefits, financial, criminal, and immigration matters.

To find out more, call 01904 663229, email mapp@minsterlaw.co.uk or go to www.minsterlaw.co.uk