Personal Injury

Our dedicated team of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence experts is very well known for its expertise in pursuing difficult and high value personal injury claims. Our lawyers have a depth of understanding and breadth of experience which is highly regarded in this area of law.

The team acts for individuals, trade unions, professional associations, businesses and non-profit-making organisations. Our lawyers have a great reputation advising clients in the healthcare and entertainment industries. Major institutional clients include the Royal College of Nursing, the Society of Radiographers and Equity.

Areas of Personal Injury work in which our lawyers specialise include:

  • film, television and theatre accidents to actors, dancers, singers and stunt performers
  • serious spinal injury
  • ill health caused by exposure to toxic chemicals and fumes (mainly for radiographers and nurses)
  • exposure to biological agents and infectious diseases including HIV and tuberculosis
  • manual handling injuries suffered
  • occupational stress
  • repetitive strain injuries
  • clinical negligence
  • occupational asthma
  • injuries caused by slip and trips
  • road traffic accidents

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for Strong personal injury practice, with significant expertise in claims involving assault and psychiatric injury. Particular experience in employers' liability claims involving nurses and other health workers.

Chambers & Partners Clients' Guide to the Legal Profession 2014

‘Dynamic duo’ Elizabeth Smith and Ian Mulkis are highly recommended for workplace stress and RSI claims. Clients include RCN members, and radiographers.

Legal 500 Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession 2012


Recently appointed Deputy District Judge, Ian Mulkis is an expert in injuries sustained by actors, dancers and stunt performers. He also represents nurses and radiographers who have been exposed to toxins at work.

Chambers & Partners Clients’ Guide to the Legal Profession 2013

Elizabeth Smith has gained valuable experience in fatal accident cases and personal injury claims for performing artists. She also handles stress at work cases and work-related upper limb disorder.

Chambers & Partners Clients’ Guide to the Legal Profession 2013


This compact team has niche expertise in dealing with personal injury claims for performing artists and also medical professionals who are exposed to toxic chemicals and biological agents. In addition to occupational stress claims and serious injuries from RTAs, clinical negligence casework forms a considerable part of the practice.

Chambers & Partners Clients’ Guide to the Legal Profession 2013

The Firm ‘captures client confidence’.

Legal 500 Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession 2012