In 2016, Elizabeth became manager of Thompsons Solicitors’ highly-successful personal injury unit covering the Midlands. A solicitor with 15 years’ experience in the specialism, Elizabeth works at Thompsons’ Nottingham office and takes cases involving serious injury and disease, some of which are related to exposure to asbestos. Clients have often suffered multiple orthopaedic injuries, invariably where there has been a serious psychological impact.

Elizabeth’s principal role is to ensure best practice and the best possible outcome for clients. However, she also takes her own high-value accident and disease cases including those involving deaths.

Elizabeth began her legal career taking cases involving road and workplace accidents and also those which took place on third party premises. After two years, she also took cases involving disease, including those caused by work-related upper limb disorders and hand arm vibration injuries (HAVS). Eventually, Elizabeth assumed a more senior role supervising all such cases within the office.

Given the post of team manager in 2009, Elizabeth was put in charge of 10 Thompsons’ lawyers who were responsible for a wide range of cases involving personal injury claims, both in terms of complexity and value. During that time, Elizabeth continued to take her own cases where clients had contracted a disease.

Elizabeth’s next step was to develop a specialism in litigation involving fatal accidents and in 2015 she assumed managerial responsibility for the team specialising in cases involving serious injury and carrying compensation of more than £500,000. Her personal caseload at that time was dominated by litigation where the client had suffered serious injury, often where amputation had taken place. She also took cases involving industrial disease, particularly HAVS, and fatal accidents.

Elizabeth is committed to working for Thompsons because of its policy of only representing the victims of accidents or disease. Elizabeth believes she has a significant impact on the lives of clients and their families by developing a close relationship with them and winning the best possible compensation. Elizabeth is also proud of Thompsons’ record of lobbying the government to achieve improved rights for working people.

In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys singing in a choir.

Case experience

  • Secured £74,5000 for the elderly widow of a man who had been killed in a road traffic accident, which she had witnessed and been involved in. 
  • Ensured a £30,000 settlement for a client whose son was killed in a road traffic accident in which he was a passenger of a car being driven by his friend.