Bill Braithwaite KC and Chris Allen secure £19.5 million settlement

November 18, 2021

Bill Braithwaite KC and Chris Allen from Exchange Chambers have secured £19.5 million on a lump sum basis for a young girl who suffered life changing injuries after being hit by a car while playing out in a residential area.

The claimant suffered a traumatic brain injury and serious orthopaedic injuries as a result of the accident and will require 24-hour care for the rest of her life.  She was an inpatient in hospital for six months and has also undertaken intensive community rehabilitation.

Liability was originally in dispute but was resolved at a Joint Settlement Meeting (JSM) in 2018.

With a trial for assessment of quantum due to take place in October 2021, a final JSM has now resulted in the £19.5 million settlement.

Bill Braithwaite KC and Chris Allen were instructed by Yasmin Ameer from Nockolds Solicitors.

Yasmin commented:

“This was a hard-fought case for a young girl whose life has changed forever. The impact on the whole family has been devastating.

“In reaching this settlement, we know that our client’s future rehabilitation, care and living requirements will now be met. It is a long road ahead, but she can finally look to the future.

“We were fully prepared to go to trial had this settlement not been forthcoming.”

Added Yasmin:

“I’d particularly like to thank our counsel team of Bill Braithwaite KC and Chris Allen from Exchange Chambers who provided outstanding advice and representation throughout.”