About us

Friendly legal and financial expertise

We take care of the complex legal issues and let the patient focus on their rehabilitation journey

The Major Trauma Group was formed in the Spring of 2020 as a not for profit Community Interest Company.

The Major Trauma Group is made up of leading law firms from across the country who, together with clinicians, have pooled their knowledge and experience to assist major trauma victims and their families through the provision of legal advice and ancillary services.

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Our Committee Members

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Jonathan Clement

Committee Member (Legal)

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

Committee Member (Operations)

Sally is a Director and 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 suffer brain injury.

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Tim Jones

Committee Member (Legal)

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

Committee Member (Operations)

Julie is Training and Membership Manager at Brain Injury Group. She has over 30 years’ experience in law firm administration and operations and assists people in her current role to find the specialist advice and support they need following brain injury.

Julie is a volunteer for her local homeless charity in her spare time.

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Dr Ian McCurdie

Committee Member (Medical)

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

Committee Member (Legal)

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

Committee Member (Legal)

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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Trevor Sterling

Trevor Sterling

Committee Member (Legal)

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

Committee Member (Legal)

Martin is an Associate Solicitor in the Serious Injury and Major Trauma Service teams at Moore Barlow.

He specialises in cases involving major trauma taking a holistic approach, ensuring early access to rehabilitation to ensure his clients can make the best possible recovery and as far as possible return to their previous levels of independence and quality of life.

Martin works extensively with Headway and has served as a trustee and Chair at his regional Headway Group.

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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 Group Members

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Paul Brown

Burnetts Solicitors

Paul Brown is a Senior Associate in our Serious Injury team in Newcastle and looks after clients across the North of England.

Paul has over 20 years’ experience of handling serious brain, amputation and spinal injury cases and is passionate about getting the best possible rehabilitation and support for our clients, securing interim payments during the course of their case so they can make the best possible recovery following serious injuries.

Paul has been recognised and recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his work supporting seriously injured Claimants and works hard to fight the corner of his clients. He balances a gentle and considered manner with a determined approach to litigation. He is genuinely dedicated and will pursue every avenue to achieve the best outcome for his clients’ future wellbeing.

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Brian Coghlan

HCC Solicitors

Brian is a Solicitor and Director of HCC Solicitors, and has specialised in personal injury cases for over 25 years.

He is the Director with responsibility for the Major Trauma and Serious Injury Department at HCC Solicitors, and over the last decade this team has been restructured to ensure that it provides the best possible legal service for clients.

Each case is handled by a senior lawyer, who is supported by a team of highly skilled paralegals, secretaries and admin staff. The team includes a hugely experienced Partner who carries no personal caseload, specifically so that they can provide support and oversight to the senior lawyers handling cases, as every experienced lawyer knows from experience that “two heads are better than one”.

Brian has worked with the other two Directors at HCC Solicitors for over 25 years, and they all share a passion for making sure that seriously injured clients are supported and represented with high levels of expertise, respect and professionalism.

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Martin Usher

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

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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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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