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Why Choose us

We appreciate that life changes profoundly after spinal injury – both for the person and their family. We strive to help our clients, through access to rehabilitation and compensation. And to support them into the future.

Our welfare team provides care and support, offering counselling and a friendly ear to clients and their family.

We’re passionate about understanding our clients’ individual needs and ambitions, so we can offer a bespoke service. That includes helping them with the right care, equipment and home environment. 

Working with Spinal Injuries Association, we understand the needs of people with a spinal cord injury and our dedicated team provides support to you throughout.

More about us

We were established in 2004 as a ‘new law’ firm with no baggage, no history and a fresh approach to servicing our clients. Since then we’ve built a rapidly growing law firm with offices in Cardiff, Bristol and an associated office in Glasgow. 

We also have one of the best serious injury teams in the UK with experts in spinal, brain and amputation injuries. The team is widely recognised for their expertise and client care. Our staff are accredited by APIL* and feature in the Legal 500 as Leading Individuals. 

Our welfare team immediately gives you the support you need. We provide practical and emotional support and address immediate financial concerns. This service is offered regardless of any litigation.

*Association of Personal Injury Solicitors

Our services

We specialise in all aspects of personal injury law – including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, public liability, occupational disease and medical negligence. And we offer a full private client service to ensure you and your family are fully protected at the most challenging time in your lives. 

Rhys’s story

Watch our film to see how we helped Rhys after a devastating accident involving a tree falling on top of him.

Meet the team

Hilton is an expert in his field and has had great success in dealing with future accommodation for clients – with a record of purchasing and adapting properties, assisted technology, transport, life expectancy, mental capacity, periodical payment orders, provisional damages, specialist aids and equipment, rehabilitation management, large interim payments through the courts and client care.

Ranked as a “Leading Individual” (one of only six solicitors in Wales with this ranking) by The Legal 500 UK since 2015.  Hilton is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers as a Senior Litigator and also accredited as a SCI specialist lawyer by the Spinal Injury Association.

James Llewellyn-Jones

With over 20 years of experience James acts for clients in complex and high-value personal injury claims, including complex catastrophic claims for clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries. James relishes working tirelessly for his clients and has frequently pursued successful claims where liability has been strongly disputed and fully denied. Acting for his clients with empathy and compassion, James aims to achieve the best possible outcome for his client and their families. 

Emma Scourfield

Emma has almost 25 years’ experience acting for victims of clinical negligence who have sustained spinal injuries as a result of the actions or omissions of medical professionals. She’s a senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for her expertise in the field of clinical negligence. Emma acts for a number of clients with spinal injuries including failure to diagnose cauda equina, negligence in the interpretation of a MRI scan and the negligence of surgeons during a spinal procedure causing a spinal cord injury.

Michael Tonkin

Mike is our welfare manager with over 35 years’ experience working in health and social care – including 17 years in a specialist spinal cord rehab centre in Wales. His job is to help clients regain independence and resume control over their lives, by offering the client and their families practical and emotional support. His extensive experience of the government’s benefit system has helped many clients to apply for income and non-income related benefits.