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24 November 2023 | Firm News | Article by Stephen Webber

Another successful night for Hugh James at the Personal Injury Awards 2023

Hugh James celebrated two award wins at last night’s Personal Injury Awards – with Partner Richard Edwards picking up the “Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year” gong and the Military Team recognised for Outstanding Achievement in their field.

Richard accepted the award for Catastrophic Injury lawyer of the year after an exceptional year assisting clients with the most severe injuries including in the case of Ashton v City of Liverpool YMCA which was shortlisted in the case of the year category.

The Military team took the centre stage once more in 2023 after winning numerous awards over the last few years, this time gaining recognition for their unrivalled expertise and outstanding contribution to supporting the lives of hundreds of former and current military personnel, and their families, who have suffered injury while on training exercises and/or serving their country.

At the ceremony held at the Hilton in Manchester, Thursday 23 November, the multi-award-winning serious injury and clinical negligence departments, based in England and Wales, were nominated for seven awards over six categories. The Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts who are chosen for their expertise and experience in personal injury.

Stephen Webber, the head of Individual Client Services at Hugh James said:

“I am so proud of our award winners, and all our nominees. It’s been another amazing year for our top ranked serious injury and clinical negligence departments, who continue to work hard to deliver the most positive outcomes for our clients across all of England and Wales. Being shortlisted in 7 categories and picking up the Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year and Outstanding Achievement awards at this year’s PI Awards recognises not only the incredible work of Richard and the military team in 2023 but also the excellent work put in by our lawyers and departments throughout the year to help bring justice to those who deserve it.”

Author bio

Stephen Webber


Steve is head of one of the two divisions at Hugh James. This division comprises all of the teams which advise private individuals; both claimant litigants and individuals requiring advice on their personal finances and family. Steve specialises in high value medical negligence cases including cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, brain injury, psychiatric, obstetric cases and issues relating to human rights.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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