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Personal injury

Protecting your interests

Why use Freeths?

We understand that suffering personal injury through an accident that was someone else’s fault leads to a distressing and difficult time for you and your family.

We are here to help and can offer:

  • A free initial meeting to discuss your personal injury claim with an experienced lawyer who specialises in accident claims.
  • A no-win no-fee arrangement. A conditional fee agreement means our fees are generally only payable if you win your case and if you lose and have to pay your opponent's costs you may be covered by insurance.
  • Highly-rated personal injury solicitors with years of experience. Freeths is one of the leading firms in the Thames Valley. We are recommended as experts by legal commentators and peers.
  • A friendly and professional service at all times by accident lawyers who understand your distress and who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.


"Thank you so much for your letter and all your amazing work. Good luck with all in the future and I hope other clients of Freeths will be lucky enough to have you to represent them."

 Comment from recent client

The personal injury team

We advise on most types of personal injury, including:

Our personal injury team has a national reputation for its expertise and efficiency in dealing with personal injury claims, and is highly ranked by both the Chambers and Legal 500 directories.

Several of our lawyers are accredited as personal injury specialists by the Law Society. Three are accredited as clinical negligence specialists. Many are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). We are members of Headway (the brain injury association's) list of personal injury solicitors 2008.

Members of the department are co-authors of Health & Safety at Work Essentials .

First meeting is free

We offer a free initial meeting, where we will discuss whether or not you have a claim and advise you on your options for funding your claim (including 'no win no fee' arrangements where appropriate). If you are unable to visit our offices in Oxford we would be happy to visit you. Please contact us to discuss whether you may have a claim.

For further information please contact
Irvin Thobourne on 01865 781000 or email

Further information:


Legal 500 2015 Leading FirmLegal 500 Leading firm 2014The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsSRA PICLS logo


"Freeths LLP’s personal injury practice is ‘a very smartly run outfit’ that is ‘very reactive to clients’ needs’ and ‘forward looking in terms of case preparation’. The team engages in brain injury, fatal injury, employers’ liability and cycling claims. Overall team lead Paul Chadder in Oxford is ‘quietly confident, sensible and thorough’, while senior associate and head of claimant personal injury Irvin Thobourne is described as ‘highly competent’, ‘always being on the front foot of a case’ and possessive of ‘sound judgement’. Thobourne also brings experience in motor claims involving amputations and public liability matters."

The Legal 500, The Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2017 Edition

"Thank you very much for being so persistent, thorough and competent on this case. You kept me regularly up to date and always provided clear and directive information.Hope you are also pleased with the outcome, we achieved a good result and it is great that it closes this way "

A recent comment from a client

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

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2016 Edition

"Senior associate Irvin Thobourne’s team at Freeths handles a range of claims including RTA and employers’ liability cases."

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

"The ‘reliable and efficient’ Freeths LLP is a ‘thoroughly professional outfit’. Associate Irvin Thobourne is recommended."

Legal 500, The Clients' Guide to the UK Legal Profession - 2013 edition

"The claimant team is highly capable in handling injuries sustained at work, whilst travelling and in motor vehicle and cycling accidents."

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2013 edition

"Henmans is a noted name in PI, according to London counsel. Clients describe the firm as 'very professional, good communicators, with a great eye for detail.' The team handles a mix of high-value PI cases and lower-value claims. "

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

"Henmans LLP's 'professional and dedicated'team advises clients on road traffic accidents, employers' liability and complex brain injury claims. "

The Legal 500, The Clients' Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2011 edition

"Clients agree that the Henmans personal injury group is 'a model of professionalism in every aspect of their work' "

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2011 edition

"extremely client-focused, making it approachable and adaptable to specific client requirements.” The lawyers take a “pragmatic and proactive approach to cases"

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

"outstandingly professional...competent and user-friendly"

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

"the service was excellent at all times"

"I have already recommended Henmans to a friend"

"pleased with how quickly my case was resolved"

"friendly and efficient service. I felt put at ease immediately"

"I could not possibly tell you how to improve. Great company overall and I am very pleased with the service I received."

Recent comments from clients