The Back Up Legal Panel

Our panel is here to help you find a solicitor with expertise in claims for spinal cord injury caused by an accident or medical negligence. Panel members can help you access appropriate legal advice and representation to support you through proceedings, access financial entitlements, healthcare and additional rehabilitation, and pursue a fair compensation claim.

Our panel members are all trusted firms who support Back Up’s work and have demonstrated their expertise and commitment to people with a spinal cord injury. Panel members make an annual sponsorship donation to Back Up to appear in the panel. We strongly recommend that anyone wishing to seek advice in relation to a spinal cord injury claim should consult at least two or three firms before coming to a decision. There are other law firms available who handle spinal cord injury cases and you are not obliged to instruct a firm on this panel.

Click on the firms below for further information and contact details.

Our panel members:



Main Contact: Damian Horan

help@aspirelaw.co.uk 0800 030 20 40

www.aspirelaw.co.uk

Aspire Law is the only law firm in the UK with dedicated spinal cord injury lawyers, dealing exclusively with spinal cord injury claims. Our specialist spinal cord injury solicitors work only with clients that have a spinal cord injury. They are genuine experts in this field. The financial results we get for our clients are the highest possible. Aspire Law contributes 50% of any profits to Aspire charity every year to help improve and expand on their services to the spinally injured community. This socially responsible model ensures fairness and support for those with and without personal injury claims.

Main Contact: Raquel Siganporia

raquelsiganporia@boltburdonkemp.co.uk 020 7288 4844 or 07912 248985

www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk/spinal-injury/

Bolt Burdon Kemp is a leading law firm, who for over 25 years has been acting for clients that have personal injury and medical negligence cases. We have a dedicated team of solicitors who form our Spinal Team. The solicitors in this team only act for clients who have sustained a spinal injury. Raquel Siganporia, a Partner, who herself sustained a spinal cord injury at T6/T7, heads up the team. Our firm is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. We are known for delivering first class legal advice and seeing through our commitment to our clients.

Main contact: Kent Pattinson

kp@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk 0800 321 33 22

www.hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

Hudgell Solicitors are a leading specialist practice helping people to right wrongs caused by others. Our specialist legal teams deal with personal injury, medical negligence, criminal injuries, travel litigation, inquests, civil liberties and human rights. Combined with a commitment to always ‘seeing the person and not just the claim’, we have carved out a reputation for providing vital support to those who suffer serious and life-changing injuries, working in a sympathetic and understanding manner when people are experiencing traumatic and difficult times. Established in 1997 the firm has offices in London, Leeds and Hull serving clients across the UK.

Main Contact: Cathy Leech – Manchester Office

Cathy.Leech@irwinmitchell.com 0161 838 3191 or 07713157786

www.irwinmitchell.com

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors are one of the UK’s most respected and successful law firms, with an independent recognised personal injury team who have a unique specialism in spinal cord injuries. We understand that compensation is only part of the story, and we help support our clients and their families to help them access the best possible medical care and rehabilitation to make the best recovery possible. Each year our clients rely on our nationally recognised personal injury teams to fight fearlessly to protect their best interests, reaching an outcome that can make a real difference to them and their families.

Irwin Mitchell regional offices

Newcastle – Fran Mayes – 0191 279 0093 francesca.mayes@IrwinMitchell.com
Sheffield – Rachael Aram – 0114 274 4307 rachael.aram@IrwinMitchell.com
Leeds – Carolyn Heaton – 0113 220 6231 carolyn.heaton@irwinmitchell.com
Birmingham – Nicola Golding – 0121 214 5475  nicola.golding@irwinmitchell.com
Bristol – James Davies – 0117 926 1551  james.davies@irwinmitchell.com
Southampton – Claire Howard – 02380 930704 claire.howard@irwinmitchell.com
Cambridge – Ruth Booy – 01223 791828  ruth.booy@irwinmitchell.com
London – Chani Dhaliwal   – 0207 421 4752 charankamal.dhaliwal@IrwinMitchell.com
Scotland – David Bell – 0141 300 4310 David.Bell@IrwinMitchell.com

Main Contact: Paul Breen

paul.breen@jmw.co.uk 0345 872 6666

www.jmw.co.uk

JMW are a leading law firm , who have acted for clients who have sustained spinal cord damage for many years. We understand that compensation is just one part of the process. The team here at JMW are dedicated to helping clients and their loved ones get their lives back on track.. We work side by side to provide an all-encompassing service of acclaimed legal representation which will include interim payments, complete support and rehabilitation packages, vocational training, housing adaptation and much more. Due to our focus on complex and often challenging serious injury cases, we are adept at taking on and succeeding in cases abandoned by other law firms. We deal with all types of personal injury cases, road traffic accidents , pedestrian accidents, accidents at work, sporting accidents, CICA claims and clinical negligence.

Main Contact: Daniel Easton

deaston@leighday.co.uk 020 7650 1226

Manchester: Andrew Bradley

0161 393 353 abradley@leighday.co.uk

www.leighday.co.uk

Leigh Day’s spinal injury team has been representing clients who have suffered devastating and life-changing spinal cord injuries for over 30 years.

We have secured multi-million pound settlements for clients seeking spinal injury compensation and have one of the largest teams of specialist back and spinal cord injury lawyers in the country.

Our spinal injury compensation lawyers are highly experienced in assessing the merits of a potential claim. If we are able to take on your case our lawyers are happy to visit you at home or at hospital to take full details from you.

Main Contact: Denise Stephens

denise.stephens@accesslegalsolicitors.co.uk 03700 86 6245 or

www.accesslegalsolicitors.co.uk

Access Legal Solicitors is the consumer legal advice arm of national law firm Shoosmiths LLP. Established for over 165 years, the firm has offices in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading, Southampton, Edinburgh and Belfast.
Nationally, the firm was cited as ‘the leading specialist clinical negligence firm in the country’ in the Legal 500’s Private Client practice rankings 2017 and Access Legal Solicitors personal injury team have similarly acknowledged expertise in spinal cord injuries and serious brain injury cases.

Our specialist lawyers have achieved some of the highest ever financial settlements in SCI cases but we also understand that compensation should not be our only priority. Ensuring our clients and their families have access the best possible medical care and rehabilitation support for as long as they need it is equally essential.

Our expertise in litigation is complemented by our ability to provide a single-source for assistance with all the related issues families may face, such as the provision of specialist aids or equipment and modifications to or buying a new home.

By calling on the skills of colleagues across the firm, we can also help in securing continuing entitlement to state benefits through appropriate Trusts, making a Will, appointing a professional deputy or making applications to the Court of Protection, as well as fighting for Special Educational Needs provision if needed.