Defending claims

After any accident, a claim is often brought against those perceived to be at fault. Our expert lawyers can ensure liability is denied where appropriate, or that your liability is minimised and a fair and appropriate level of compensation is negotiated with the claimant.

Kelvin Farmaner heads the department at Trethowans LLP. Chambers (2016) commend Kelvin for for his "very good attention to detail and excellent negotiation skills." His specialist knowledge encompasses cases involving horses and RTAs.

We are also recommended by Legal 500 (2015) as they list partner Kelvin Farmaner and senior associate Bethany Blamire as being 'incisive and very commercially aware.'

Trethowans offer:

  • Sound legal advice and guidance
  • A friendly and experienced team of solicitors that specialise in defending claims
  • Proven experience of defending complex claims arising from all forms of accidents
  • Experience of obtaining and assessing expert evidence as part of building a defence
  • Capability in mediating claims and securing negotiated settlements
  • Knowledge of insurance issues that may affect how claims can be made or funded
  • We will always seek to defend a claim without a trial

If you are defending an accident claim we offer a range of funding options and would be happy to discuss these with you.

Meet the team

Sarah Wheadon
Partner
Health & Safety and Regulatory
Southampton
023 8082 0485
07881 343975
Health & Safety and Regulatory
Bethany Blamire
Partner
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0549
07500 935 694
Insurance Litigation
Kelvin Farmaner
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Group
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0527
07500 935 553
Insurance Litigation
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury
James Braund
Senior Associate
Personal Injury
Southampton
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury
James Parsons
Consultant Solicitor
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0455
07970 191 514
Insurance Litigation
Andrew Boba
Paralegal
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0495
Insurance Litigation
Julie Helling
Paralegal
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0521
Insurance Litigation
Victoria Barrington
Legal Secretary
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0520
Insurance Litigation
Angela Fraser
Legal Secretary
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0517
Insurance Litigation

First person - Defending claims

Kelvin Farmaner