Polly Herbert

Contact Number: 029 2267 5870

Polly is a Partner in the Neurolaw team and specialises in supporting clients and their families who have suffered life changing injuries, such as brain injuries (adults and children), spinal cord injuries and amputations. Over the past 20 years Polly has also represented bereaved families as a result of road death.

The impact of serious injury and road death is a passionate cause for Polly, who over the last 20 years, has form closed bonds with the families she has supported, but also the support services available to these families through the criminal justice system. As such, Polly is a keen supporter of road safety charities and offers her time to train Police Family Liaison Officers on civil law and how to support families during such difficult times.

Polly is happy to travel and visit clients and their families at times and locations which suit them and leads a friendly, accessible and experienced legal team to help these clients at a pace which suits the needs of the client.

Polly has a history of fundraising for many charities including Headway, Spinal Injuries Association, Brake and Roadpeace and has volunteered for Headway Salford and Manchester in her spare time. 

Polly is acknowledged by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in the North West of England for Personal Injury. In 2019, 2000 and 2021, Polly led her team to win PI Team of the Year at the Manchester Law Society Awards and in 2019 secured the Client Excellence Award from The Law Society England and Wales and received a commendation in 2020.

Recent Experience

  • T12 Spinal Cord Injury Case – Settlement £5.3m
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Case – Settlement £2m
  • MEN Bombing Pro Bono Cases

Career History

  • Partner at Hugh James: 2022
  • Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury at CFG Law: 2016
  • Partner at Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP: 2013 
  • Partner at Fentons Solicitors LLP: 2009
  • Senior Associate at Fentons Solicitors LLP: 2007
  • Associate at Fentons Solicitors LLP: 2005
  • Qualified at Fentons Solicitors LLP: 2003
  • Trained at Fentons Solicitors LLP: 2001


  • Chester College of Law: Legal Practice Course 2001
  • Lancaster University: LLB Law 2000


  • Senior APIL Litigator

Polly is very proactive and really understands the needs and concerns of people who have suffered life changing injuries and has a real passion to help people and ensure that anyone who has been injured has access to advice.

Legal 500 2021


Polly is an exceptional litigator. She places her clients’ interests and needs at the heart of what she does. She has excellent judgment. She is a first class communicator, putting clients at ease, inspiring confidence in colleagues and presenting with authority to opponents.

Leading Manchester Counsel QC


Polly helped our family gain compensation for my Father when he got brain damage following a terrible road accident. We are so glad we found Polly to help us through this very traumatic process and help our case. Polly very soon became like a member of our family and sorted absolutely everything out for us whenever we needed it. We are eternally indebted to Polly and her team for everything they did for my mother and our family throughout this difficult process. Nothing was too small or big for her and she always sorted everything out that we needed. She is so very caring about her clients, highly professional and extremely empathetic. All Polly’s work is 100% focused on helping other and about making a difference to people lives and those that have suffered as a direct consequence of brain injury.

Jonny Graham