Where/when you studied: The University of Glamorgan and Manchester Metropolitan University
Professional expertise before joining the firm: GLP Solicitors in Bury and JMW Solicitors in Manchester
When you joined the firm: 2014
Department responsibilities: Associate Solicitor in the Personal Injury Department
Areas of special legal expertise: Personal Injury for claimants including serious cases of road traffic, employers liability and public liability, defective housing, beauty / laser treatment, travel law including package tour regulations cases / accidents abroad
What our clients say about Deborah: "Thank you very much for all the work you did on my case. I really appreciate your patience and guidance throughout this experience. I have been both reassured and impressed by your high level of client care.Thank you!" - KT - April 2017
G v B Ltd 2017
G suffered a penetrating knife wound when handling a knife at work. We argued a lack of training and adequate PPE equipment amongst other things. Case settled on the court door with our client receiving £12,000 in damages.
W-S v S 2017
W-S sustained a serious ankle fracture when he stood on a discarded bottle on the floor when a visitor at S premises. W-S required extensive surgery to repair the fracture. W-S made a reasonable recovery but was left with permanent residual symptoms and a chance of long term implications. W-S recovered £35,000 compensation.
D v J Ltd 2017
D suffered significant crush injuries when he was trapped in a defective machine undertaking his duties at work. He sustained multiple injuries including an upper limb fracture requiring surgery, a snapped bicep tendon, scarring and PTSD. We were able to secure a very swift £70,000 settlement for D.
M v H 2017
M involved in an RTA that proceeded under the RTA Portal. Liability admitted. H suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck and back for 8 months. M offered £2,475 global at Stage 2. Case proceeded to a Stage 3 Hearing. M awarded £4,400 in damages, virtually double what H offered at Stage 2.
F v B – 2015 - F slipped on algae sustaining upper limb fracture. Successfully argued that algae formed part of the surface of the highway and that B failed to remove. F recovered £11,000 compensation.
C v W - 2015 - C suffered a hand injury at work using conveyor equipment. Case proceeded to a trial on liability and successfully argued various breaches of health & safety regulations by W. C recovered over £8,000 compensation.
P v B -2015 - P a school student was struck in the mouth with a chair when her class was left unsupervised by the teacher suffering long term injuries to both front teeth. Successfully argued liability and P recovered £19,000 compensation.
P v O -2013 - P suffered a hand injury at work due to defective conveyor work equipment. P was left with a permanent hand injury and cold intolerance meaning P was unable to return to her pre accident job dealing with chilled food. Liability admitted and C recovered £85,000 compensation.
H v K - 2013 - H suffered bilateral ligament knee injuries during a manual handling operation at work. Successfully argued liability on the grounds the task had not been risk assessed. H was left with a significant injury to his right knee that required future surgery and the risk of impacting on his future teaching career. H recovered £120,000 compensation.
D v HP - 2012 - D slipped in a buffet restaurant of a 5 star hotel in Cuba shattering her knee. Successfully argued a breach of The Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations defeating the local standards defence. D recovered £50,000 compensation.
Where educated: Trinity School Carlisle and University of Glamorgan
First job: GLP Solicitors, Bury
Hobbies: Running, cycling, walking, theatre, cinema, reading
Favourite food: Fish
Favourite film: Too many to mention
Favourite group/artist: Throwing Muses / Kriston Hersh
Ultimate holiday destination: Kefalonia, Greece
Favourite sport/team: Bolton Wanderers
Favourite book: Anything by Janet Malcolm
Likes: Honesty, integrity, passion and drive
Personal ambition: To write a novel