Personal injury and clinical negligence teams recognised in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

11th January 2019

The Dean Wilson personal injury and clinical negligence teams are proud to announce that once again they have been highly recommended in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Along with the teams’ overall success, Frances Pierce, Alex Brown and Ben Davey were individually recognised for their achievements. We are also very excited to announce that they have been nominated by the Legal 500 for ‘firm of the year’ and that Alex Brown has been nominated for ‘individual of the year’.

Personal injury team expertise recognised

Sources said that “their personal injury department is first-class. They go the extra mile with clients to achieve the best result, mixing determination with realism and pragmatism.” : Chambers and Partners.

The Legal 500 found that the department “has a good team ethic, goes the extra mile for every client” and “punches above its weight with good quality work, including heavy brain injury cases and rehabilitative support, both of which it excels in”.

Frances Pierce was recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘leading individual’ and by Chambers and Partners as a ‘band 1’ lawyer. Sources described her as a “tenacious and shrewd tactician” who is “down-to-earth, personable and very kind-hearted, keeping clients at the centre of what she does.”

Alex Brown was considered a ‘star associate’ by Chambers and Partners who found him to be “thorough, committed and very efficient.” with “wisdom beyond his years.”

Ben Davey was highlighted by Chambers and Partners as an ‘Associate to watch’ with commentators noting that he is “hard-working, thorough and very good with clients.”

Clinical negligence not forgotten about

The team has also had their expertise in Clinical negligence recognised with it being described as an “excellent regional firm” with an “efficient, reliable and supportive team” which “tackles the full range of clinical negligence work” and “punches above its weight.

A particular client said “The clinical negligence team are well informed. There has always been someone very knowledgeable about my case at hand, and everyone I have met and spoken to has been incredibly supportive and efficient at dealing with any requests and questions I have.”

Ben Davey and Alex Brown were both recognised as ‘next generation’ lawyers with Ben also being rated as an ‘associate to watch’.  Sources said Ben has “a real passion for clinical negligence and is very keen to ensure clients have healthy and happy lives. He is very family-oriented as well, ensuring that the whole family has support.” He was also recognised for “a warm approach and a good eye for the important issues

Head of Department Frances Pierce continues to be highly rated with sources saying “She has a huge wealth of experience and is down-to-earth, personable and very kind-hearted. She keeps the client at the centre of what she does.”

The team continue to have success in the rankings but this can not be done without the clients who put their trust and faith in them. If any of the teams can assist with a claim they can be contacted on 01273 249200.