Motor Claims

We have experience in dealing with a full range of road traffic accidents from low value personal injury claims that are contained within the RTA portal, to catastrophic injury claims with a substantial valuation of damages (see catastrophic claims for more information).

Where the claim presented is for a small sum and liability has been admitted we take steps to negotiate and settle the matter as swiftly as possible to avoid disproportionate legal costs being incurred by either party. If a larger valued claim is made we have a wide variety of tools at our disposal to ensure that the Claimant’s assertions are investigated fully and the medical evidence is reviewed in depth.

Our main objective is to ensure that we obtain the best result for our client whilst delivering a cost-effective resolution. Our team members are commercially aware and are sensitive to the ultimate goals of our business clients so we therefore strive to deal with all matters in an efficient, proactive and assertive manner.

We understand that the cost of credit hire claims has become an important issue for our clients in the motor insurance market over recent years and we have therefore remained focused on developing our knowledge and expertise in dealing with claims in this area.

We make sure that we keep abreast of the latest legal updates and cases involving credit hire in order that we can use and apply this information for the benefit of our clients.

We recognise that over the years credit hire has become somewhat of a niche area with significant case law developments from Dimond v Lovell and Clark v Ardington through to more recent cases such as Zurich v Umerji and Stevens v Equity. We are alive to key issues such as the need for hire, mitigation and impecuniosity and have access to experts who can advise the Court on rates where appropriate.

Meet the team

Kelvin Farmaner

Partner
Southampton

Bethany Blamire

Partner
Southampton

Sarah Wheadon

Partner
Southampton

Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner
Salisbury

James Braund

Senior Associate
Poole

Andrew Boba

Paralegal
Southampton

Sarah Huck

Solicitor
Southampton