Cari Sowden-Taylor


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029 2039 1031

Cari is a Partner in our Neurolaw Team. Representing only claimants with traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries, Cari liaises with her clients and their case managers, treating clinicians, expert witnesses and support team to ensure that the best possible outcome (both in terms of compensation and rehabilitation) is reached for her clients. Bringing claims against insurance companies, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and local authorities, Cari has recovered millions of pounds in compensation for her clients. Cari also has significant experience of dealing with accidents abroad.

Given the nature of her clients’ injuries, Cari liaises closely with our Court of Protection unit for those clients who lack the capacity to manage their financial affairs and property.

Cari is accredited by the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and is a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Cari is an active supporter of Headway, Rookwood Spur, the Spinal Injuries Association, and the Child Brain Injury Trust.


Career history

  • Trained: Hugh James
  • Qualified: 2008
  • Associate at Hugh James: 2011
  • Senior Associate at Hugh James: 2013
  • Partner at Hugh James: 2016


Thank you for agreeing the take the case on and pursuing it to its conclusion. I felt confident he was in safe hands!
Specialist brain injury case manager

Cari Sowden-Taylor is ‘knowledgeable’ and ‘client focused’.
The Legal 500

“We couldn’t have had a better solicitor. So knowledgeable and efficient, yet the most kind, caring and understanding friend all rolled into one, at a time when few people could really understand what a head injury had done to me”.

“Cari, no words can express how much we have appreciated all your help and hard work over the last few years. We are truly grateful. Thank you so much”.

“Once again thank you for your outstanding work and for helping me through the bad times.”

“Can I once again say how appreciative I am of all the hard work you and all your team at Hugh James put in on my behalf. I have no doubt that without your perseverance and attention to detail we would not have achieved anything near the outcome.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work over the past couple of years. We both really appreciate all the help and support you have given us.”

“Thank you for all the time, effort and professionalism shown in bringing my claim to such a satisfactory conclusion.”

“Thank you for putting on such an excellent day’s training. It was extremely well received and we are very grateful.”

“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us in respect of my CICA claim. You’ve been meticulous in everything you’ve done and you’ve helped us receive a result that on our own would never of been achievable.”


  • University of Nottingham (Law BA Hons)
  • University of Glamorgan Legal Practice Course (distinction)

What do you like to do outside work?

Netball, CrossFit, sailing and playing the harp.


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