Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester centre, Sarah Smith specialises in personal injury cases which yield more than £25,000 in damages.

Sarah’s clients suffer from a range of physical and psychiatric injuries sustained at work and in road traffic accidents, in both public and private premises. Her cases sometimes involve defective products or dangerous workplaces. At her previous firm she also dealt with clinical negligence and personal injury claims worth between £10,000 and £250,000.

With two decades of experience in taking personal injury claims, Sarah values Thompsons’ insistence on personal contact with each client. She points out that it puts them at their ease during a stressful time and enables the development of a close working relationship. The caring approach to clients – together with its professional excellence - marks Thompsons apart from other firms, she says. In many cases Sarah organises rehabilitation for clients where that is required, while ensuring she secures the largest possible compensation in the shortest possible time.

In her spare time, Sarah likes to spend as much time as possible with her family. She also likes to cook and keep fit.

Sarah's case experience

This is a small sample of Sarah’s case experience:

Sarah negotiated £150,000 for Mr H who broke his spine in three places when he was knocked of his cycle in a road accident. The impact of the crash flung him into the air and he landed on his back.

In another case Sarah secured £13850 for Mrs A who was attacked by a pupil at the secondary school at which she taught. Sarah’s client sustained bodily injuries in the assault and afterwards suffered a damaging psychological impact.

Damages of £80,000 were negotiated for Mr R who seriously damaged his shoulder while working in an overcrowded warehouse. The compensation covered his loss of earnings and the cost of treatment.

Professional membership

Sarah is a Law Society panel member and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers litigator.


Mrs A said: “I was very impressed with Sarah Smith. She was fantastic and really made a difference. I would definitely recommend your law firm. I have already recommended it to a few people but I have always named Sarah Smith as the go to solicitor”.

Mr R said: “Thank you Sarah for everything, it was great. The way you put your words in plain English and nothing was too much trouble for you. I definitely would recommend you to anyone”.

Carl Hughes, who was represented by Sarah following an accident at work, comments: “Very efficient and knowledgeable service provided. Everything handled with excellent attention to detail and promptly.”