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Best Personal Injury firm in Havering & Brentwood

Legal 500 UK have ranked Pinney Talfourd as the leading personal injury firm in Havering and Brentwood, and one of the best firms in the whole of Essex.

We are delighted to announce that the Personal Injury Department at Pinney Talfourd has been ranked as one of the leading personal injury teams in Essex by Legal 500 UK 2016.

The Legal 500 rankings are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top legal providers across the UK. We are the only Legal 500 recognised personal injury firm in Havering and in Brentwood.

Stephen Green is a Partner and leads our personal injury team. Stephen is a specialist personal injury solicitor with many years of experience. His particular strengths include industrial disease claims and claims resulting major road traffic accidents. The 2016 edition of Legal 500 specifically notes one of his more complex cases: ‘Acted for a Claimant making a dependency claim arising from the death of her partner from mesothelioma due to occupational asbestos exposure. Claim settled at the top end of a six figure sum”.

Stephen has written a case study on this case (link to ‘when a personal injury settlement is final’) and has worked in association with Mesothelioma UK to set up a support group for sufferers of asbestos related disease in Essex.

Stephen is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is also an APIL Accredited Fellow. He is also a member of Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates.

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When is a personal injury settlement 'final'?

Can you be bound by a personal injury settlement reached by a third party over which you had no control or say? 

Our Personal Injury Department recently acted for a female Claimant making a dependency claim arising from the death of her partner from mesothelioma due to occupational asbestos exposure caused by his former employers.

Her partner died without making a Will. Because they were not married, she was not able to make a claim under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 (LRMPA) in respect of the pain, suffering and loss of amenity he suffered before his death.

The adult children of the deceased from his marriage (his wife having pre-deceased him) settled a LRMPA claim on behalf of his estate with the insurers for the negligent employer.

Fatal accidents Act 1976

After instructing Stephen Green, a Partner and personal injury specialist at Pinney Talfourd, our Claimant made a dependency claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 by virtue of her 6 year co-habitation period with the deceased.

The employers insurers made an admission of breach of duty and causation.

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Stephen Green becomes an APIL Senior Litigator

Stephen Green has been awarded the 'Senior Litigator' badge by APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) for his experience and expertise in personal injury.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years. APIL’s members are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury. Crucially APIL believes passionately that victims deserve committed, well trained lawyers to support their fight for justice.

Stephen Green is Head of our Personal Injury team and has been a member of APIL for many years. He has benefited from the extensive training and support they provide which has allowed him to develop a great expertise in the area of personal injury law.

His recent Senior Litigator accreditation recognises his ability, competence and extensive experience to head the Personal Injury team at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors. 

Senior Litigators will have a number of years of solid experience and run their own cases without supervision, being able and willing to take cases all the way to trial, if appropriate.

The accreditation also recognises Stephen's responsibility for the assessment and management of risk and, within the framework of the risk management policy of the firm, he is self-authorising at all key stages of litigation.

"As a Senior Litigator I am focused on achieving the best possible results for my clients and providing them with the best possible service." says Stephen of his new accreditation. 

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If you would like more information on APIL's accreditation and or what it would mean for your claim please contact our Dispute Resolution Department on 01708 229444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Legal 500 UK 2015 Results

Pinney Talfourd have been recommended in an outstanding eight categories by the Legal 500 UK 2015.
Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors have been recommended yet again when the Legal 500 UK results were published this week. These lists are carefully selected after rigorous assessment and provide a guide to the top providers in each region.

Pinney Talfourd is now recommended for excellence in the South East/ Essex area for:
Partner Stephen Eccles is praised for his ‘ability to grasp the key issues in complex cases’. His team is adept at handling shareholder, partnership, banking and director disqualification cases. The firm is also described as ‘streets ahead in terms of customer service’.

The firm is also described as ‘a reliable and proactive outfit’ that acts for small private owner-managed businesses through to large plc companies. Julien Pritchard is described as ‘an asset to have on side’.

Managing Partner, Philip Cockram said: "We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised yet again in such a prestigious listing. I am very proud of the team here and the fact that individuals have been singled out for their excellent work just goes to show that we are meeting our objectives of a first class service with first class results.”

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