The UK network of specialist serious injury solicitors supporting people after life-changing injury

About us

Friendly legal expertise

We take care of the complex legal issues so the patient can focus on their rehabilitation

In the Spring of 2020, seeing a need to help those people discharged from hospital and left to look after themselves, experienced members of the UK’s leading serious injury solicitors formed The Major Trauma Group as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.

Alongside clinicians and service companies, these legal experts have pooled their knowledge and experience to assist major trauma victims and their families through the provision of legal advice and ancillary services.

Common questions about the Major Trauma Group

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A brief overview of Major Trauma Group​

How Major Trauma Group benefits their clients

Who are the Major Trauma Group?

How Major Trauma Group's personal injury solicitors benefit their compensation claim clients

Chair of Major Trauma Group, Trevor Sterling, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Ian McMurdie, and Case Management and Social care Consultant, Carole Chantler discuss Major Trauma Group’s focus on early rehabilitation to improve health outcomes through a personal injury compensation claim.

Who are the Major Trauma Group and how can they help me?

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Ian McMurdie, and Case Management and Social care Consultant, Carole Chantler, describe how the Major Trauma Group solicitors prioritise the best rehabilitation outcomes for their personal injury compensation claim clients.

Who are the Major Trauma Group and how can they help me?

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Ian McMurdie, and Case Management and Social care Consultant, Carole Chantler, describe how the Major Trauma Group solicitors prioritise the best rehabilitation outcomes for their personal injury compensation claim clients.

Our Team

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Jonathan Clement

Partner, CL Medilaw

Jonathan is a Partner in the Serious Injury team at CL Medilaw.

He is passionate about his work and the rights of his clients and focusses on ensuring that they are sufficiently compensated for their injuries to facilitate their rehabilitation and provide security in the long term.

Jonathan is a Trustee for Headway East Sussex.

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Sally Dunscombe

Operations

Sally is a director of Annecto Legal Limited and was co-founder of Brain Injury Group.

She has many years’ experience in the operation of law firms and supporting industries and recognises the importance of and need for a central point of reference for those needing help after suffering a major trauma.

Sally works closely with the charity Brain Injury is BIG to support those who have suffered catastrophic injury.

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Tim Jones

Legal Director, Enable Law

Tim is a Legal Director in the Serious Personal Injury team at Enable Law. He is motivated by fighting for justice for the victims of serious accidents and to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients including access to wide ranging rehabilitation.

Tim works closely with his local hospital to ensure that those who suffer serious injury receive the advice and support they need.

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Julie McCarthy

Operations

Julie is Director of Training at ALL-Events.  She has over 30 years’ experience in law firm administration and operations and in her previous role assisted people to find the specialist advice and support needed following brain injury.  In her spare time Julie is a volunteer canine care assisting for the Dogs Trust.

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Dr Ian McCurdie

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr Ian McCurdie is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine with extensive experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in the military and in high performance sport.

He is a Director of Remedy Healthcare, providing specialist rehabilitation to those with complex MSK injuries.

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Claire Roantree

Partner, Boyes Turner

Claire is a Partner in the Personal Injury team at Boyes Turner LLP, Reading.

She specialises in helping those who suffer from complex multiple injuries following major trauma, helping them to achieve the best outcome on their rehabilitation and recovery journey and to obtain financial security for their future.

Claire is a trustee for Cycle Smart Foundation, a charity that promotes safer cycling amongst children through education and training and by lobbying for the wearing of cycle helmets amongst children to be made law.

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Trevor Sterling

Trevor Sterling

Partner, Moore Barlow

Trevor is a Partner and head of Major Trauma Service at Moore Barlow.

He has over 35 years’ experience of supporting major trauma victims and is a passionate advocate in respect of rehabilitation.  Trevor has been involved in a number of high-profile cases including the Paddington rail crash, Bath tipper truck tragedy, Croydon tram disaster and the Westminster terrorist attacks.

Trevor received the Rehabilitation First Award in 2013, 2014 and 2016, was highly commended at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards in 2018 as “Solicitor of the Year” and named Lawyer of the Year (Private Practice) at the UK legal Diversity Awards in 2019.

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Martin Usher

Partner, Lime Solicitors

Martin is a Partner and leads the Serious Injury Team at Lime Solicitors.

Martin has over 15 years of experience of acting for people who have sustained serious injury and major trauma including expertise in acting for people who have sustained, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and complex orthopaedic injuries. Martin adopts a holistic approach to meeting his client’s needs, ensuring both early access to rehabilitation to enable his clients to make the best possible recovery and as far as possible return to their previous levels of independence and quality of life, and making sure that he is able to secure the compensation required to make sure that the client’s needs in the future will be fully met. Martin is passionate about the work that he does and works tirelessly to ensure the best outcome for his clients.

Martin has acted in many high profile matters including the M5 motorway crash and the Westminster Terror Attack and has been recognised by Legal 500.

Martin has worked very closely with Headway, a charity supporting people that have sustained traumatic brain injuries, and has served as Trustee of his local Headway Group for several years.

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Michael Wangermann

Partner, Ashtons Legal

Michael is a Partner and heads the Injury Services Group at Ashtons Legal.

For over 20 years’ he has been focusing on helping clients to get their lives back on track after traumatic injury. Michael is passionate about accessing the most suitable rehabilitation to assist in each client’s individual situation and securing the compensation required to meet the client’s future needs.

Michael is a Trustee of his local branch of Citizens Advice and also a member of PEOPIL, an organisation bringing together injury lawyers across Europe to help ensure that those injured abroad are properly supported.

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Michael Wangermann

Committee Member (Legal)

Michael is a Partner and heads the Injury Services Group at Ashtons Legal.

For over 20 years’ he has been focusing on helping clients to get their lives back on track after traumatic injury. Michael is passionate about accessing the most suitable rehabilitation to assist in each client’s individual situation and securing the compensation required to meet the client’s future needs.

Michael is a Trustee of his local branch of Citizens Advice and also a member of PEOPIL, an organisation bringing together injury lawyers across Europe to help ensure that those injured abroad are properly supported.

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Our Member Firms

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The logo of CL Medilaw - founder member of Major Trauma Group
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The logo of Enable Law - founder member of Major Trauma Group

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A brighter future

Specialist support on the many financial and legal issues arising from your injuries and affecting your recovery. Our legal experts work on providing the best outcome from any compensation claim to aid your rehabilitation.

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