Winners celebrate an exciting night at the Personal Injury Awards in Manchester

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Attendees of the Personal Injury Awards in Manchester last night celebrated impressive wins for Simpson Millar, Irwin Mitchell, Slater and Gordon and many others.

The 11th Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards saw hundreds of professionals in the sector attend the black-tie dinner and ceremony at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, which was hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse.

Peter Garsden of Simpson Millar picked up the coveted Claimant Lawyer of the Year award, while Kashmir Uppal of Access Legal Solicitors was named Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year and Warren Collins of Penningtons Manches scooped Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year.

Simpson Millar’s successful night continued, with the law firm picking up Claimant Team of the Year.

Irwin Mitchell was another law firm that saw multiple awards on the night, claiming both Marketing Campaign of the Year and Outstanding Case of the Year.

Similarly, Slater and Gordon won Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year and saw Alice Robinson named Young Achiever of the Year and Emma Doughty praised with the gong for Outstanding Case of the Year.

Click on the links below to see what the judges had to say about each winner at the Personal Injury Awards

Spinal surgeon Brian Gardner was recognised for his contribution to the sector with the Lifetime Achievement award, particularly his work across many legal cases.

Commenting on the Personal Injury Awards, Claims Media editor Mark Dugdale said: “This event marked exactly one year since I began covering insurance claims. And it’s been evident since then that personal injury in particular has undergone significant change in the recent past, and will continue to do so in the short, near and long term.”

Despite all of this change, I’m incredibly impressed that the personal injury sector has been able to remain true to its core purpose. Everyone is focusing on the importance of a strong, resilient sector that responds to the needs of injured parties, while ensuring that their access to justice, that most basic of human rights, not only remains, but becomes easier still.”

Personal Injury Awards 2018 Winners

Claimant Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by On Medical): Peter Garsden, Simpson Millar

Claimant Team of the Year (sponsored by Premex Group): Simpson Millar

Defendant Team of the Year (sponsored by VFS Legal Funding): Forbes Solicitors

Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by Partners in Costs): Kashmir Uppal, Access Legal Solicitors

Clinical Negligence Team of the Year (sponsored by CL MediCall Aid): Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by Kindertons Accident Management): Warren Collins, Penningtons Manches

Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year (sponsored by Proclaim Care): Slater and Gordon

Barristers’ Chambers of the Year: St John’s Buildings Chambers

Mediation Achiever of the Year: Paul Balen, Trust Mediation

Rehab Provider of the Year: STEPS Rehabilitation

Claims Management Company of the Year (sponsored by Financial & Legal Insurance): First4Lawyers

Medicolegal Provider of the Year (sponsored by UKS Medical Diagnostics): Speed Medical

Insurance Provider of the Year (sponsored by Premier Medical): Allianz Legal Protection

Supporting the Industry Award (sponsored by Mobile Doctors: Trevor Gilbert & Associates

Young Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Thorneycroft Solicitors: Alice Robinson, Slater and Gordon

Marketing Campaign of the Year: Irwin Mitchell

Outstanding Case of the Year (sponsored by Allianz Legal Protection): Irwin Mitchell

Outstanding Achievement of the Year (sponsored by Industrial Medical Agency): Emma Doughty, Slater and Gordon

Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Eclipse Proclaim): Brian Gardner

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Mark Dugdale is the editor of Claims Media. Mark welcomes articles, letters or feedback from readers and can be reached via mark.dugdale@barkerbrooks.co.uk