Overview

Hugh James has extensive experience in handling compensation claims for people who have suffered brain and spinal cord injuries. Our team of specialist spinal injury solicitors provide expert advice and services to ensure that you receive the highest possible level of compensation. We will ensure that you get the best care, treatment and rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury.

We are members of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and members of the Law Society. Our solicitors have been consistently ranked in the top tiers by the independent legal guides, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as leaders in the field of personal injury and specifically spinal cord litigation.

Our specialist team includes welfare benefits advisors and a qualified social worker to ensure that your case has the best possible chance of success. We offer free advice and guidance, without obligation and no win, no fee agreements.

Our specialist solicitors can advise you on the following:

  • the Hugh James Emergency Fund and how it can assist you and your family;
  • obtaining private rehabilitation; 
  • your damages; 
  • interim payments; 
  • welfare benefits and emergency funding;
  • employment concerns; 
  • charities that can assist you; 
  • wills, trusts and power of attorney; 
  • dealing with your mortgage, credit card and loan providers following a spinal cord injury;
  •  investigating any potential insurance cover that may benefit you;
  • social services and local authority funding for care and equipment; and 
  • human and disability rights.

 


 

The Hugh James Emergency Fund

We are also able to offer immediate financial assistance through the Hugh James Emergency Fund which might help you to fund travel expenses or accommodation costs for your family whilst you are in the hospital.

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Key contact

Andrew is a partner and head of the neurolaw team at Hugh James. He leads a multidisciplinary team representing only claimants and their families following traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, providing help and support with a heavy emphasis on rehabilitation. The team includes a unique specialist Court of Protection unit, providing professional deputy input to those who lack the necessary capacity to manage and administer their own finances.

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Accreditations

APIL Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
The Law Society Clinical Negligence
Child Brain Injury
Headway Cardiff & South East Wales
The Silverlining
UKABIF
The Children's Trust

Quotes

‘Innovative and hardworking', Hugh James is a ‘market leader' which is establishing a strong national presence. It is one of eight firms recognised nationally by SCOPE, and is also instructed by the Community Health Councils in Wales. Stephen Webber and Mari Rosser are ‘real stars', and Andrew Davies and Hannah Williams (Webber) are also recommended. The team draws on support from the firm’s Court of Protection, social worker and speech therapist departments.

The Legal 500

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We simply can’t thank you enough from our first meeting to our success at trial, both you and your team were always available to answer all our questions and provide us with the highest quality advice.

Client

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We have appointed Hugh James on a range of site acquisitions. They have provided a professional service with one point of contact, they are responsive, deliver on timescale commitments, good communicators and most importantly, they've helped us get deals over the line.

Chambers and Partners UK

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Andrew Harding is considered “very efficient and professionally competent” by his clients.

Chambers and Partners UK

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Catastrophic/neurological injury matters are led by ‘absolute expert’ Andrew Harding, who is also an ‘excellent’ Deputy

The Legal 500

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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.

Client

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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.

Client

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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 my injury had done to me.

Client

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The ‘outstanding’ Cari Sowden-Taylor has a ‘lovely manner with clients'.

The Legal 500

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Ciaran McCabe has strong expertise in assisting both children and adults with severe injury claims. He often handles cases arising from RTAs and workplace accidents, especially concerning brain and spinal cord injuries. Sources indicate that “he goes the extra mile to make sure clients are satisfied with the outcome of any settlement, and is very conscientious in terms of the overall result.

Chambers and Partners UK

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I was delighted with the service which you provided me with, I would not hesitate to recommend you to others. You explained the most complex issues in a straightforward manner and negotiated an outstanding settlement for us.

Client

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The 'excellent and responsive' Kate Coles is also recommended.

The Legal 500

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