Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ National Litigation Unit in Stoke, Sarah is a highly qualified personal injury solicitor with a successful record in dealing with foreign jurisdictions cases.
Sarah has a personal caseload of high-value, complex claims and is also responsible for supervising the work of other lawyers at Thompsons. One of her high-profile cases involved a group action arising out of the terrorist attack in 2015 in Tunisia.
Sarah has dealt with a wide range of compensation claims, often involving more than one defendant. The cases involve package travel, flights and cruises, and accidents while working abroad or on oil rigs. She deals with road accidents abroad or accidents in the UK involving a foreign defendant, and also takes cases where compensation claims involving foreign-made products.
Sarah enjoys a considerable reputation for her expertise in shipping law and for an understanding of the legal procedures required to make successful claims. She has built up an array of useful contacts abroad including agents, lawyers and specialist barristers. Sarah also has access to a wide range of medical specialists who help to elicit the highest possible compensation.
Attention to detail is one of Sarah’s keys attributes, along with an ability to use plain language to explain complex legal points in the regular updates she gives her clients.
Thompsons enjoys a high reputation in the legal profession for the training it gives its staff, an attribute particularly valued by Sarah. She says clients will always be given the most up-to-date advice by a highly trained lawyer with specialist knowledge. Sarah also points out that Thompsons never work for those who might be responsible for injury or their insurance companies. She enjoys only working for injured people and those that need help the most.
Away from work Sarah has a passion for music and attending gigs and festivals. Sarah enjoys yoga, pilates and country walks. She is also a football fan with a season ticket at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Sarah’s case experience
- Secured a £60,000 settlement from a film production company for a worker who had an accident in Hungary on the set of the Zombie disaster movie, World War Z. The stage hand suffered a complicated injury to his hip when he fell through a hole.
- Recovered £7,5000 for a client who slipped on a wet floor as she entered a bar on holiday in Mexico, fracturing her foot. Management only placed a warning sign about the slippery floor after the accident.
- Secured compensation for a 68-year-old storage fitter working on a site in the Netherlands, who was forced to stop working ahead of his retirement after slipping in a pool of water. The man was unable to see the hazard because of poor lighting and fell sustaining serious damage to his left shoulder.
Sarah is a member of the North West Travel Law forum, the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).