17th February 2014. Banbury. Fast-growing regional law firm Brethertons LLP has appointed Spinal Injury lawyer Alison Goldney to its acclaimed Spinal Injury team. Goldney joins Brethertons from the city branch of large, national law firm Irwin Mitchell and brings with her extensive experience in complex and high-value serious injury claims including spinal cord injury. An accredited Litigator for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and Company Secretary of Headway Milton Keynes, Goldney also has significant expertise in managing brain, orthopaedic and psychiatric injury cases and in high-value clinical negligence cases. Spinal Injury is a niche area of law and unlike Brethertons very few UK firms have either a depth of working expertise or a dedicated department within their Personal Injury practice areas.
The firm’s Spinal Injury team is led by Partner Jonathan Rees, whose knowledge and deep understanding of the needs and compensation rights of claimants continues to carve out a national reputation among peer lawyers and firms.
Rees says: “We’re just delighted to welcome Alison into our Spinal team. Brethertons is a regional firm with national reach. The team recently settled a spinal cord injury claim involving one of the largest compensation awards ever made to a private individual; in another case our team secured an award more than 40 times what a previously-engaged solicitor had advised the client to settle for. Alison’s experience in sensitively and effectively managing multi-million pound spinal cord injury cases will further enhance and strengthen our client service and capabilities.”
With offices in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire and consulting rooms in both Middlesbrough and Manchester, Brethertons is geographically close to the major spinal injury centres. Notably, both Rees and Goldney have high-level working relationships with prominent clinicians in the Spinal Injury field.
Goldney says: “Brethertons’ spinal team has a reputation for having a sensitive, empathetic and practical approach towards complex-trauma clients. I’m really excited at the prospect of working with clients who have experienced life-changing circumstances and ensuring that they get the best possible outcome in terms of early rehabilitation, as well as settlement.”