Gerard Sanders Receives Law Society Recognition

Gerard Sanders has become a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.

The Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified fellows and members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on behalf of victims and their dependants, who have suffered personal injuries or fatal injuries as a result of an alleged act of negligence or breach of statutory duty. The scheme covers all types of personal injury work.

The accreditation ensures that clients, and/or their representatives, can easily identify legal practitioners with proven competency in personal injury law, having been working on personal injury cases for at least three years prior to applying for the scheme. A person will have shown that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skill, experience and practice in the area of personal injury.

Gerard, promoted to Partner at Hart Brown in July, has a high level of expertise in claimant personal injury work, having specialised exclusively in this area of law since 1995. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims. His greatest success was winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision, the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.

On becoming a member, Nigel Maud, Hart Brown Chief Operating Officer said:

“Recognition such as this from the Law Society is testament to the dedication and the very highest level of skill and expertise that we see Gerard display in all of his cases. Personal Injury is an area of law needing a very particular skillset. Gerard exemplifies the best in the legal profession. On behalf of everyone at Hart Brown, I would like to congratulate Gerard on his success”

Gerard’s professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.

 

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Gerard Sanders

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused...

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Gerard Sanders

Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims, achieving seven figure settlements in personal injury cases involving amputation, multiple orthopaedic injuries and head injuries.

His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.

Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.

Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.

What do people say about Gerard?

“I have the highest regard for you and your company.” – Dr Philip Steadman , Consultant Psychiatrist.

“He is a pleasure to work with and always gains the absolute best outcome for those who instruct him. He is highly responsive and he has an eye for detail with a sensible overview of the global issues.” – Colin McDevitt, Barrister, 3 Paper Buildings.

“I think that is an excellent outcome!. You have phenomenal negotiation skills. I work with insurers every day and to say the very least they are a challenge!” – client.

“It has been an unbelievably difficult time over the past few years. The decision to have my leg amputated was not particularly easy, nor was the rehabilitation. To do all of that whilst worrying about my case would have quite simply been overwhelming. Having you there meant that I had none of that worry. I have always known as I was in incredibly good hands and that I had nothing to be concerned about… You have made a unfathomably difficult situation immeasurably easier, and I will be forever grateful to you.” – client.