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Bill Braithwaite QC and barrister Chris Allen secure £19.5m settlement

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

Exchange Chambers has announced its barristers, Bill Braithwaite QC and Chris Allen, have secured £19.5m on a lump sum basis for a young girl who suffered life changing injuries after being hit by a car while playing in a residential area.

The claimant reportedly suffered a traumatic brain injury and serious orthopaedic injuries as a result of the accident and she will reportedly require 24-hour care for the rest of her life.

Additionally, she was an inpatient in hospital for six months and has also undertaken intensive community rehabilitation.

A trial for assessment of quantum took place in October 2021, and a final joint settlement meeting (JSM) has now resulted in the £19.5m settlement.

Additionally, liability was originally in dispute but it was resolved at a JSM in 2018.

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

Ameer said: “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.”

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

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