Philip Edwards, a Serious Injury specialist, has joined the Birmingham office of Clarke Willmott to lead a team in the Birmingham office handling work on behalf of claimants who have sustained serious injuries or bereavements following accidents and other incidents.
Phil was previously a Partner with another national firm where he headed their Midlands Serious Injury team. With 20 years experience of representing claimants, Phil is looking forward to continuing to fight for the rights of serious injury survivors in his new role with Clarke Willmott.
“I am delighted to be joining a firm as well regarded as Clarke Willmott. I have been aware of their commitment to rehabilitation of their clients, and providing them with support in each and every aspect of their journey after their life changing injury. I am looking forward to providing the same level of commitment to clients throughout the wider Midlands and the North of the country, and working with many colleagues in the medical, therapeutic, Case Management and voluntary sectors in supporting our mutual clients.”
Phil has been working on behalf of Claimants for many years, and his experience was recognised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers when he was awarded “Brain Injury Specilaist Accreditation” when the scheme was launched and he has worked as an Assessor for other lawyers in that regard. He has a long association with Headway, the brain injury association, having been a former Director, Chairman and Honorary President of Headway North Worcestershire. He has worked with, campaigned for and raised money for other charities which support the rights of serious injury survivors or campaign for improvements in health and safety to prevent accidents occurring, which on occasion has involved him being on a zip wire from the roof of Birmingham City FC stadium dressed as Zak the Zebra, raising vital funds to support BRAKE, the road safety charity. Phil also has worked alongside organisations which support workers’ rights and health and safety in the workplace.
Independent guides such as the Legal 500 have described Phil as “tenacious” and Chambers & Partners said he is well known for his expertise in a range of catastrophic injury claims, including cases involving brain injuries and amputations and said Phil was described as “very well regarded,” and “sensible and professional, but he doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty and he can deal sensitively with clients.”
Phil has handled many leading and cutting edge cases on behalf of seriously inured clients, including Court of Appeal cases for people with severe brain injuries, burns and multiple injuries.
Phil is born and bred in the Midlands, having been brought up in the Black Country, he lives in Wolverhampton, and has worked in Birmingham for the last 18 years.
Jonathan Morton, Partner and Head of Clarke Willmott’s Birmingham office, said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Phil to the office and his appointment demonstrate our ongoing commitment to offering the highest level of service to our clients and to add to the excellent work we do nationally to support the survivors of serious injury”