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Charlotte has worked in catastrophic injury since qualifying as a solicitor in 2012 and joined Keoghs’ complex and catastrophic loss team in July 2013.
Charlotte has extensive experience in advising in large loss and catastrophic claims involving amputations, multiple complex fractures, brain injuries and spinal trauma. She frequently advises on liability disputes involving accident reconstruction evidence and has been instructed on a number of claims involving indemnity issues and policy coverage.
Charlotte has a keen interest in chronic pain claims cases often involving multi-faceted psychiatric issues. She has focussed her practice on resolving claims quickly and effectively, resulting in successful early commercial settlements for her clients. By engaging with opponents at the earliest opportunity and establishing a collaborative approach, she achieves the best possible results for the claim as a whole.
Latest Insights by Charlotte Smith
In the aftermath of the Swift decision on accommodation claims there has been some speculation that perceived primacy of the claimant’s needs could trigger some challenges to existing boundaries in other heads of loss. We consider this in the context of the Supreme Court’s decision on the recoverability of commercial surrogacy costs. It is our view that the boundaries remain largely intact.
Client Alerts 09/08/2019
A successful strike out application under CPR Part 8 has been upheld on Appeal by HHJ Wood at Liverpool County Court on a case that was eventually pleaded in excess of £2.2million.