Sam Elsby, Consultant

I have been a Consultant Solicitor with the Dean Wilson LLP, since my own firm merged with Dean Wilson in February 2018. I work primarily within the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Department, but I am also a Court of Protection Deputy.

I specialised in these areas of work early in my legal career, having qualified as a Solicitor in 1984. I was one of the first Solicitors to be accepted onto the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel in the early 1990s and have remained on the Panel ever since.

I have also been heavily involved with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers – APIL. APIL are dedicated to raising standards for Claimant lawyers (with a specialist legal education programme), and they promote the rights of injured people. I was APIL’s South East Regional Co-Ordinator for nearly a decade.  I became Vice-President of APIL in May 2019.

I have a breadth of experience in my areas of legal work. I have represented clients who have had a wide range of accidents. I have a particular interest and experience in head injury cases, accidents abroad and all types of accidents in the workplace.

I have been a Court of Protection Deputy for a number of acquired brain injury clients since 2002. Such clients can no longer manage their financial affairs and I help them with all aspects of this including overseeing their investments and making large purchases such as a home.

In both areas of my work, I give straightforward advice coupled with an empathetic approach

Outside the law my main interests are amateur theatre directing, off-road cycling, travelling and the cinema. I am also a big football fan and am season ticket holder at the Albion.