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We are proud to have 18 Grade A solicitors on our team, some with over 25 years’ experience in their particular field of expertise. Bond Turner also consists of in-house barristers, translators, and accountants, all of whom are at the top in their field of expertise.
When we select people to join our team, we do not only make choices based on academic and career achievement (although these are highly important). We also put a strong emphasis on the candidate’s ability to relate and empathise with people and their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure clients and their families feel supported throughout their claim. As well as intelligence, experience, and tenacity, we want all our staff to be kind, conscientious individuals, who care about others and the community as a whole.
If your matter does proceed to court, you can be assured we will employ effective litigation strategy and tactics to get you the highest claim possible.
To find out more about one of our team, please come and see us, or, if this is not possible, make arrangements for us to visit you in your home or care facility. We pride ourselves on our approachability and can assure you that by instructing us on your legal matter, you will receive results.
Samantha is a Director of Bond Turner. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in law and accountancy, joining our team shortly after graduation. Samantha is vastly experienced in both a fee earning and managerial capacity and is a specialist solicitor in clinical/professional negligence and civil litigation including personal injury and credit hire claims.
Samantha also deals with regulatory compliance, client care, complex claims, staff supervision, complaints handling and compliance, and works extensively to ensure the best interests of clients and staff are protected.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit and competitive show jumping.
Dawn graduated in 2004 having obtained a degree in law at Liverpool University.
She originally embarked upon a career as a Barrister and was called to the Bar Middle Temple 2006. She developed a keen interest in costs litigation from an early stage and joined Bond Turner later that year, heading the Costs department. She was appointed CEO in 2009 and like other Directors is vastly experienced from both a fee earning and managerial perspective. Having headed the Costs department, her experience has given her invaluable insight into the issues the firm and its clients encounter in litigation. In addition to her expertise in the field of costs she has also dealt with appeals and complex claims on behalf of the firm.
Her costs background lends itself to her role as COFA and her supervisory role in respect of the firm’s accounts team. She has an excellent working knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules and works tirelessly to safeguard the interest of clients and ensure the firm’s compliance.
In her spare time Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and interior design.
Joanne graduated from Bangor University in 2001 and joined Bond Turner in 2003. She was called to the Bar in 2004 thereafter qualifying as a solicitor in 2008. She is and experienced member of the management team and is currently responsible for managing the non-litigation teams, which deal with Portal based and pre-litigation claims. The department deals with numerous claims; therefore, Joanne’s role is extremely demanding; however, she has carried it out seamlessly for several years.
As part of her role Joanne successfully manages many employees, including fee earners and support staff to ensure that the cases are dealt with efficiently, whilst also ensuring clients claims are processed to their satisfaction and their damages maximised. In addition to managing the department staff she will deal with client queries or issues as they arise, and she is very approachable in her manner. Joanne is also our current COLP representative, Insurance Mediation, Data Protection Compliance Manager and Money Laundering Officer.
In her spare time Joanne loves spending time with her young son ensuring they are as active as possible and walking their family dog.
Alan practised as a Solicitor in private practice until 1991. He was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1991 and has practised as a Barrister since that date.
He has vast experience in dealing with civil litigation including personal injury, credit hire claims, clinical negligence and professional negligence.
He is an experienced, effective and practical advocate. In his spare time he is a keen cyclist, and particularly enjoys cycling in the high mountains of France, Tenerife and Spain.
Rachael joined Bond Turner in 2015 and is a qualified Barrister who has a variety of other responsibilities within the firm. She regularly attends interlocutory hearings and trials on behalf of clients, ensuring she maintains a constant and personable network of communication with colleagues, clients and peers alike.
Rachael has an excellent understanding of the demands on clients and takes a commercial and client-friendly approach to litigation. Specialising in all aspects of civil litigation including contractual disputes, consumer credit, debt recovery, personal injury, motoring disputes, historical and professional negligence, Rachael has particular knowledge and expertise in credit hire cases. She also has vast experience in dealing with appeals, having been heavily involved in the Autofocus Credit Hire case. In addition, Rachael is often called upon to help sift through the thousands of cases affected by dishonest rates evidence, and thereafter dealing with test cases arising from that litigation. She also assisted with the successful application in the Divisional Court to bring committal proceedings for contempt of court against seven former Autofocus rates surveyors (Accident Exchange Limited v George-Broom & ors).
Notable cases Rachael has been involved in include:
Hamida qualified as a solicitor with Pannone and Partners in 2003, thereafter she joined the Claimant arm of national law firm BLM where she specialised in Large Loss Personal Injury with a particular specialism in brain and spinal injuries. Hamida also has over 10 years’ experience at Keoghs LLP as a specialist in Complex Fraud and has acted in some highly publicised cases involving Appeals, Tort of Deceit, Exemplary Damages, Contempt of Court as well as Non-Party and Security for Costs applications against solicitors and organisations.
A number of Hamida’s cases have been reported on Lawtel and she also appeared on a well-known BBC TV programme. Hamida further has vast experience in managing and mentoring. She has also attended as a guest lecturer at Bolton University and has contributed to various articles. Hamida deals with Professional Negligence and Large Loss Personal Injury cases and her wealth of experience in both the Claimant and Defendant fields of litigation ensures an unique insight and balanced approach. She is recognised as a formidable advocate, a fine legal mind with a highly client focused and down to earth approach.
In her spare time, Hamida enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, gardening, DIY and keeping abreast of legal developments as well as current affairs.
Mike is a seasoned litigator with over 15 years’ experience working within the legal sector. He has been with the Bond Turner since 2005 and currently heads up the liability/complex claims team, dealing with cases involving complex issues such as fraud/LVI/multiple vehicle collisions. A specialist in credit hire, Mike and his team have successfully recovered several million pounds in credit hire charges on behalf of clients. Through their passion and persistence, they regularly secure maximum damages for their clients and take pride in their success.
Throughout his time at Bond Turner he has built up a good rapport and formed positive relationships with Third Party Insurers/Solicitors meaning he garners great respect within the field, which often leads to swift and lucrative settlements for clients when negotiating.
Away from the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and is a novice golfer.
Neil joined the firm in 2001. Specialising in negotiation of large value quantum disputes with an emphasis on credit hire, his wealth of experience has allowed him to progress rapidly within Bond Turner. With an in-depth understanding of both civil litigation and the firm itself, Neil is adept at imparting his knowledge to his colleagues who, in turn, often cite Neil as both an influential teacher and inspiration to grow and develop within the firm. Neil is held in high regard by everyone at Bond Turner and enjoys considerable respect from his opponents at trial.
A good-humoured and kind-hearted character, Neil spends his time away from the office attending the gym and spending time with his family.
David qualified as a Solicitor in 2003. Before joining Bond Turner, he was previously employed as a senior associate at a large international law firm. David joined our team in 2015 and brought a wealth of expertise to the firm.
David has over 20 years’ experience working in the insurance sector for both claimants and defendants and has a vast array of knowledge in dealing with large, complex and high value cases, including allegations of fraud. Such experience gives David a good understanding of the approach and tactics employed by defendants and their insurers to litigation, which he uses effectively to secure successful outcomes for our clients.
In David’s spare time he is an avid football fan, being a season ticket holder at Anfield and Northern Ireland, and is currently working towards a pilot’s licence.
Craig, a Chartered Legal Executive, qualified in 2009 and has been working in the insurance and personal injury sector for around 20 years. He has worked for both claimants and defendants and has a good understanding of the strategies and tactics used by defendants and their insurers in compensation claims and litigation. He has vast experience in handling complex disputes, both in terms of value and liability, covering a wide scope of claims including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, and counter-fraud and fraud allegations.
He previously worked as a manager and partner in a defendant-focused practice and currently manages a team handling complex liability disputes. Most of work he covers involves claims from victims of road traffic accidents consisting of drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and sports.
Aimee Harris joined Bond Turner Solicitors in 2004. Aimee started her role in Bond Turner as a paralegal, assisting fee earners with a variety of litigated matters before moving on to run a caseload of her own. Aimee’s practice is predominantly made up of fast and multi-track matters involving complex credit hire arguments. Whilst working within the firm Aimee also undertook an ILEX course which she successfully completed in 2015, qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive. Her loyalty and length of service to the firm means she understands Bond Turner’s business model and expectations, and also the interests of our clients. Aimee has acquired a wealth of credit hire knowledge experience owing to the caseload she runs and the complex credit hire arguments that often accompany such cases. Her experience means she is a sounding board for her colleagues who are dealing with procedural and technical issues. She is tenacious in her handling of matters and in dealing with defendant solicitors, yet also takes a personable approach to secure the best possible outcome for her clients.
Outside of work Aimee enjoys travelling, experiencing other cultures and cuisines, and sport.
Tony qualified as a solicitor in London in 1994.
For most of his career, Tony has specialised in high value personal injury claims on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He firmly believes working on both sides of the litigation divide brings real benefits for his clients, because of the insight provided.
Most Tony’s claims fall into the ‘serious injury’ category, (they are worth in or above £250,000), but Tony regularly deals with claims in excess of £1million, including brain and spinal cord injury matters, traumatic amputation claim, and fatal accident litigation.
He was most recently in the Court of Appeal (Palmer v Kitley) which involved a calculation of a Blamire award and application of the Froome v Butcher principles.
Tony also has experience of dealing with injury claims in foreign jurisdictions.
In his spare time Tony enjoys reading law and the classics
Born and raised in Liverpool, Stephen studied law at the University of Central Lancashire. He has been a qualified solicitor for 10 years, with 14 years’ experience in total.
He has significant experience dealing with litigation and he has an outstanding track-record of success at all levels. Stephen’s approach to disputes is to first understand his clients’ objectives and to plan a strategy to achieve their goals.
His main area of focus is on professional negligence. He specialises in claims against traditional professionals such as solicitors, barristers and surveyors.
Stephen has a growing media/information law practice and has been involved in claims which have been subject to media reporting. He focuses his attention on media claims, relating to defamation, mis-use of private information and breaches of data protection.
Stephen also accepts instructions from claimants who have been subject to historical sexual and physical abuse. He understands the sensitive nature of his clients’ needs and is very understanding on how such experiences can impact upon a person’s day to day life. He has extensive knowledge on issues relating to claims of this nature including breach of duty, causation, vicarious liability, limitation etc. He is currently instructed by more than 40 claimants to bring civil claim against the Secretary of State for Health, arising from treatment at Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire in the 1960s and 70s.
In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, keeping up to date with politics, and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2005. Prior to joining Bond Turner, she gained experience in a wide variety of civil litigation work. Sarah joined our Professional Negligence department in 2011 and also acts for medical negligence claimants.
Sarah has succeeded in securing substantial compensation for clients in many different types of claims and is recognised for the approachable, smart, and tenacious manner in which she handles cases.
In her spare time Sarah is a keen foodie and enjoys walking holidays. Sarah also has an interest in classical music and likes to lose herself in a good book.
Neil qualified as a solicitor in 2009, having previously completed a genetics degree, ahead of practising as a registered nurse for many years, before deciding to pursue a legal career.
Since qualifying, Neil has worked for several well-respected firms in the North West, dealing with clinical negligence claims. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), having previously achieved litigator status.
Neil has considerable experience of dealing with a wide range of clinical negligence claims, including claims against GP’s; pregnancy and childbirth claims; gynaecological claims; medical misdiagnosis claims, including delayed cancer diagnosis claims; ophthalmic claims; mis-prescribing / mis-dispensing claims, and dental negligence claims to name a few. He is used to dealing with high value claims, most notably involving brain injury and birth injury.
Neil prides himself on doing the very best for his clients, whose causes he champions to secure the best damages settlement possible. Neil joined Bond Turner at the beginning of 2018 and is currently team leader of the clinical Negligence department.
In his spare time, Neil enjoys painting, mainly abstract and contemporary works on boxed canvas. He has previously been exhibited online and has sold many artworks. He also has a passion for travel, being fascinated by exotic/ancient cultures. Past destinations have included Mexico, Cairo and Luxor in Egypt, Rome, Istanbul, Malaysia, Borneo, and Singapore.
Elizabeth qualified in 1997 and has been working solely for claimants sustaining personal injury for over 20 years. She specialises in higher value and complex personal injury claims and has secured compensation for clients who have suffered from serious injury including spinal, brain and multiple trauma.
Recognising her experience, she has been a member of the Law Society personal injury panel since 2001. Her experience extends to all accidents involving personal injury including accidents at work, occupier’s liability and road traffic accidents including claims for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
Elizabeth has always fought for the highest compensation for her clients and is completely dedicated to her role and position. She has been with Bond Turner since 2013 and is currently the team leader of the Large Loss department.
In her spare time, she devotes her remaining energy to her two growing children and enjoys travelling with them as much as she can. In between there is just enough time to run the department’s book club and to arrange as many weekends away in the caravan as work commitments and weather will permit.
Joanne qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 and joined Bond Turner in 2014. She has worked exclusively as a claimant personal injury solicitor for over 25 years, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex and serious injury motor accident claims.
She is committed to supporting and assisting those who have suffered serious injuries and achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.
When not in the office she likes to attend her local gym to keep fit and enjoys evenings spent with friends at a book club.
Having read law at the University of Liverpool, Amy qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and has since specialised in personal injury claims. She has extensive experience in dealing with then most serious of injuries, complex claims and large loss.
Amy is the newest member of the team, having previously spent 10 years at North West firm, Horwich Farrelly. Amy is dedicated to ensuring those people who sustain permanent and life changing injuries receive the financial and practical support required to promote independence. She is driven to help clients and their families during what is often the most traumatic and unsettling time of their lives, and is highly regarded for her compassionate and sensitive manner.
Away from the office Amy undertakes her second but equally as rewarding job as mum, taxi driver, referee, cook and general dogs body to her two young children and loves every minute of it.
Having joined the firm in 2006, Neil brings a wealth of experience in the field of costs and heads up the busy Costs department. With a particular specialism in civil costs, Neil deals with a multitude of cases ranging from fast track road traffic accident claims to high value multi track claims involving catastrophic injury, professional negligence, clinical negligence and defamation. Neil also has a keen interest in group litigation and has had the opportunity of dealing with substantial high value group actions, some involving over 60 claimants.
Having worked in the rapidly evolving costs sector for over a decade, Neil has in-depth knowledge of civil costs and has been involved in several high profile and widely-reported appeal cases such as O'Beirne v Hudson  EWCA Civ 52.
Neil is on hand to provide both technical and practical costs advice to the fee earners at Bond Turner, and has extensive knowledge of costs budgeting and the costs management process.
Away from the office, his young family keep him busy. He also loves to play football and watch his beloved Liverpool FC whenever the opportunity arises.
Jessica joined Bond Turner in 2009 as a newly qualified solicitor. Having spent nine years as head of the firm’s Enforcement department, following her return from maternity leave, Jessica has taken on the fresh challenge of running and structuring the firm’s newly formed Court Fee Remission department on a part-time basis.
Jessica is an experienced general litigator, having specialised in all areas of debt recovery and judgment enforcement. She particularly enjoys winning cases for clients where technical points around section 151 and section 152 of the Road Traffic Act are raised.
In her spare time Jessica enjoys holidays with her family, good food and photography.
Rebecca qualified in 2006 dealing with all areas of civil litigation including personal injury and debt recovery for both private clients and local businesses. Having spent over 10 years acting on behalf of claimants who had suffered injuries because of road traffic accidents, Rebecca joined Bond Turner in 2016 and is currently the team leader of the firm’s Enforcement department, specialising in all areas of enforcement of judgment orders and debt recovery.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
David is a Senior Litigation Executive and joined the firm in 2002 from another highly respected claimant orientated personal injury firm and has over 40 years’ experience in dealing with claimant litigation including personal injury claims, libel, and professional negligence.
David regularly appears before District Judges on interlocutory matters and he deals with high value claims, often with difficult legal issues. He has been extensively involved in many high profile cases including Callery v Gray’ (ATE insurance premiums and percentage uplift on fees) and Kearsley and Klarfeld (low value LVI claims to multi track).
In his spare time, David follows his favourite local football team and enjoys time holidaying in the UK with his family.
Abi joined the firm in March 2008 as an office junior. With the firm providing her the opportunity to progress, she advanced to become a legal assistant in one of the firm’s litigation teams within six months of her employment. With her drive and determination, Abi has continued to progress, and has worked in various departments of Bond Turner, gaining a wealth of experience in multiple legal areas. She has dealt with all aspects of personal injury from small claims and fast track matters through to multi track cases and managing her own case load.
Since 2014, following the expansion of the MOJ department, Abi heads up the Stage Three department of the MOJ team. Abi consistently obtains excellent results at final hearings, ensuring she secures the best possible outcome for our clients. She has an excellent rapport with clients and colleagues alike due to her approachable manner.
In her spare time, Abigail enjoys spending quality time with her family, particularly her nieces and nephew, holidaying in exotic places, and likes to attend music concerts and socialise.
Krissy joined Bond Turner in 2015 following the introduction of the online Medco system. With over 12 years’ experience in the medico legal field, Krissy heads up Bond Turner’ in-house Medco team. Her expertise is demonstrated in the excellent relationships she has built up over the years with the doctors and specialist we engage to advise on matters and provide expert evidence.
Krissy is able to arrange urgent medical appointments and treatment to aid a client’s recovery; this includes anything from medical appointments with orthopaedic specialists, MRI scans, and surgery to psychological therapy.
Krissy uses her vast experience in the medicolegal sector to review medical reports and ensure our solicitors and barristers have the medical evidence to support their clients’ claims as well as dealing with sensitive matters such as reviewing our clients’ medical records. She has an excellent rapport with our clients and is able to put their minds at ease in relation to any concerns they may have in respect of appointments or treatment.
When Krissy is not working she enjoys family time with her children, and weekends away.
Emma started working in credit hire in 2005. She started as an administrator before progressing into managerial roles and now heads our Compliance department. Emma puts her success down to hard work and her rapport with our clients, as she believes that not intending to have a career in law helps her understand our clients’ perspective and can therefore explain the legal processes and queries in a manner that is easily understood by all.
Emma’s team are responsible for collating information and documents from our clients, as this will help the solicitors with the claim settlement process.
In her spare time, Emma can be found with her teenage son, holidaying in Spain or eating in local restaurants.
Alison has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives since 1981. She has been at Bond Turner since 2008 where she is the Court Manager.
Alison has attended for over 45 years on interlocutory hearings before District Judges, Circuit Judges and High Court Judges. This has assisted her in her other role in engaging appropriate counsel for trials and other hearings throughout the UK.
In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family.