With more than 18 years of legal experience, Louise specialises in public and employer liability claims that often involve accidents in the workplace and street, including road traffic accidents and civil assaults.

A skilled and determined litigator, Louise’s first priority is to achieve maximum redress for her clients, many of who have suffered soft tissue, orthopaedic or psychological injuries and may have been physically scarred.

In her day-to-day role Louise handles fast track claims of between £1,000 and £25,000 and assists her personal injury and accident team colleagues with multi-track claims over £25,000.

Compassionate and conscientious, Louise’s favourite aspect of her job is assisting clients on their path to recovery.

Outside of work, Louise enjoys running, shopping and spending quality time with her family.


Injury at work claim: Louise’s client sustained a hand injury at work after a mechanism to fold a tail lift came away during use. The defendant denied liability, however Louise secured a favourable settlement within weeks of the trial date being set.

Psychological injury claim: After a large amount of steel fell within yards of where Louise’s client was standing he suffered a psychological injury. His employer denied liability, court proceedings were commenced and a settlement secured.


Louise’s former client said: “Thanks to Louise Atkinson and Thompsons Solicitors for all the hard work you have done for me over the last three years. Louise explained everything, either face to face or by letters, keeping me informed at all times and listening when I had questions to ask.”

Another of Louise’s former clients said: “Louise was very helpful dealing with my case, as I was sensitive to discussing my injury in the beginning stages. Good use of communication methods as I live further than the base, so we could still communicate via email and phone calls. Although I wouldn't want to experience another accident at work, I would definitely recommend to others. Massive thank you again!”