May I take this opportunity to thank you for your professional help and advice. It was much appreciated.
Mrs G Springett
Experience & expertise
APIL Corporate Accreditation Scheme Testimonial
"The firm has strongly embedded systems of quality assurance, client care and staff development which should give clients confidence that they will receive a good service" March 2009.
LEGAL 500 UK 2011
John White’s team at Blake Lapthorn is described as "fantastic on all levels". They advises clients on a range of matters, including brain injury, birth accidents and complex delays in diagnosis claims. Work highlights included a £9m case involving a late delivery that resulted in cerebral palsy. Alison McClure is recommended.
Claire Howard's Personal Injury team is described as "very knowledgeable and well respected". They advise on a range of complex and high-value cases, including road traffic accident and industrial disease claims. Practice head Claire Howard and Alison McClure are both ‘excellent’, and recently secured a £7.2m settlement in a severe head injury case.
Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2010
A number of Clinical Negligence team members are also qualified medical professionals, meaning clients benefit from a high level of technical expertise. The firm retains its legal aid franchise, and also frequently adopts CFAs. In the past year, the team has also worked on a number of inquests.
The personal injury group at Blake Lapthorn has recently handled a number of high-value cases resulting from RTAs, and accidents at work and school. It also houses considerable expertise in industrial disease cases and Animals Act matters. One source said: "They are outstanding – they have strength in depth and a common-sense approach. They fight strongly for the client but don't get carried away.
Alison McClure heads the clinical negligence and personal injury groups at the firm. With a particular focus on high-value claims, she impresses with her "realistic and efficient approach.
Blake Lapthorn’s travel team is based in Southampton and specialises in personal injury abroad. The team has recently acted on road traffic accidents and fatalities in locations ranging from Western Europe to the USA and Asia. The team is headed up by Daniel Scognamiglio, who holds dual qualification in the USA and UK and specialises in multi-jurisdictional disputes and travel insurance litigation.
Accredited Brain Injury Specialist
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