Personal injury 

Specialist expertise

Our personal injury practice has a depth and breadth of experience that ensures an understanding of your requirements. Our client base comprises major UK and global insurance companies, Lloyd's of London syndicates and large UK and international businesses.

The team

Members of the team are accredited by the Law Society as personal injury specialists. The team is highly ranked by both the Chambers and Legal 500 directories. Paul Chadder is recommended as a leading individual by the Chambers directory. Chambers describes him as 'a pragmatic and commercially aware lawyer who is also prepared to take a robust position'. In addition, Paul Chadder is co-author of Health & Safety at Work Essentials.

Claims philosophy

Our principal aim is to understand your objectives in respect of a particular claim so that we can recommend innovative, cost effective strategies to meet your needs.

Location and pricing

Being part of the Freeths Group of Law Firms, we are ideally positioned to cover a large geographical area. We are a more cost-effective solution for those who would otherwise use London firms. We are pre-eminent in the Thames Valley, and compete successfully with City and other national practices.

Specialist expertise

We have substantial experience in dealing with the whole range of claims, from large 'disaster' cases, and serious injuries to the smallest 'damage only' road traffic accident. We have particular expertise in:

  • Fatal/catastrophic injuries, including accidents abroad and the attendant jurisdictional issues
  • Sports and leisure injuries, ranging from accidents on fairground attractions, go-karts, and ice-rinks, to injuries sustained in sports matches
  • Professional indemnity, A specialist team, acting for most of the major insurers in this field, deals with the defence of professional negligence claims against solicitors arising out of their conduct of personal injury claims
  • Employer’s and product liability
  • Care home, nursing agency and foster care agency claims 
  • Motor claims, including fraud and criminal prosecutions
  • Dispute resolution, particularly mediation
  • Health and safety, representing insurers, companies and individuals under investigation or facing prosecution by the HSE or other regulatory authorities
  • Travel and leisure claims
  • Industrial and occupational disease including mesothelioma and asbestosis claims
  • Deafness claims, A specialist unit deals with industrial deafness claim. The unit specialises in running large schemes to administer multiple claims, resulting in considerable savings to insurers

Client support

Our relationships with clients are a key factor in our continuing growth and success. We offer various services over and above simply handling matters for our clients to enable better understanding and increased efficiency on all sides. These include legal surgeries, 'pick our brain' schemes, internet access to your cases via our online case management system, workshops, regular newsletters and legal updates. We actively encourage our clients to call to ask for our views on an informal basis to act as a sounding board or to provide a second opinion when required.

For further information, please contact Paul Chadder, head of department. 

Recent articles

Legal 500 2015 Leading Firm


"They are good. They are obviously there for the client all the way through."

Chambers & Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2015 edition

"Freeths handles defended claims for a number of high-profile clients including global insurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, and loss adjusters. Paul Chadder heads the team."

The Legal 500, The Clients' Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2014 edition

"I'd have no hesitation in recommending them - they have the expertise to deal with everything."

Chambers & Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2014 edition

"Sources consider the firm 'a force to be reckoned with' especially given its extensive motor industry knowledge. "

"The team regularly advises insurers facing a range of EL/PL and disease claims. Clients add that they are 'very supportive and willing to build relationships over time.' "

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2012 edition

"attentive professionals who are easy to work with"

"the quality of their work is flawless"

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2009 edition

"a strong, partner-led client service"

"an excellent firm that completes its work competently and comprehensively"

"this confident firm certainly knows what it's about"

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession