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Our People

At Bond Turner, we believe having and retaining the best talent puts us at the forefront when it comes to delivering results for our clients.

Management

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Samantha Moss Director

Samantha is a Director of Bond Turner. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in law and accountancy, joining our team shortly after graduation.

Samantha Moss

Director

Samantha is a Director of Bond Turner. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in law and accountancy, joining our team shortly after graduation. Samantha is vastly experienced in both a fee earning and managerial capacity and is a specialist solicitor in clinical/professional negligence and civil litigation including personal injury and credit hire claims.

Samantha also deals with regulatory compliance, client care, complex claims, staff supervision, complaints handling and compliance, and works extensively to ensure the best interests of clients and staff are protected.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit and competitive show jumping.

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Dawn O’Brien Director

Dawn originally embarked upon a career as a barrister and was called to the Bar Middle Temple 2006. She developed a keen interest in costs litigation from an early stage and joined Bond Turner later that year.

Dawn O’Brien

Director

Dawn graduated in 2004 having obtained a degree in law at Liverpool University.

She originally embarked upon a career as a barrister and was called to the Bar Middle Temple 2006. She developed a keen interest in costs litigation from an early stage and joined Bond Turner later that year, heading the Costs department. She was appointed CEO in 2009 and like other Directors is vastly experienced from both a fee earning and managerial perspective. Having headed the Costs department, her experience has given her invaluable insight into the issues the firm and its clients encounter in litigation. In addition to her expertise in the field of costs she has also dealt with appeals and complex claims on behalf of the firm.

Her costs background lends itself to her role as COFA and her supervisory role in respect of the firm’s accounts team. She has an excellent working knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules and works tirelessly to safeguard the interest of clients and ensure the firm’s compliance.

In her spare time Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and interior design.

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Joanne Allen Director

Joanne graduated from Bangor University in 2001 and joined Bond Turner in 2003. She was called to the Bar in 2004 thereafter qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.

Joanne Allen

Director

Joanne graduated from Bangor University in 2001 and joined Bond Turner in 2003. She was called to the Bar in 2004 thereafter qualifying as a solicitor in 2008. She is and experienced member of the management team and is currently responsible for managing the non-litigation teams, which deal with Portal based and pre-litigation claims. The department deals with numerous claims; therefore, Joanne’s role is extremely demanding; however, she has carried it out seamlessly for several years.

As part of her role Joanne successfully manages many employees, including fee earners and support staff to ensure that the cases are dealt with efficiently, whilst also ensuring clients claims are processed to their satisfaction and their damages maximised. In addition to managing the department staff she will deal with client queries or issues as they arise, and she is very approachable in her manner. Joanne is also our current COLP representative, Insurance Mediation, Data Protection Compliance Manager and Money Laundering Officer.

In her spare time Joanne loves spending time with her young son ensuring they are as active as possible and walking their family dog.

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Alan Sellers Barrister

Alan practised as a solicitor in private practice until 1991. He was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1991 and has practised as a barrister since that date.

Alan Sellers

Barrister

Alan practised as a solicitor in private practice until 1991. He was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1991 and has practised as a barrister since that date.

He has vast experience in dealing with civil litigation including personal injury, credit hire claims, clinical negligence and professional negligence.

He is an experienced, effective and practical advocate. In his spare time he is a keen cyclist, and particularly enjoys cycling in the high mountains of France, Tenerife and Spain.

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Rachael Wong Director

Rachael joined Bond Turner in 2015 and is a qualified barrister who has a variety of other responsibilities within the firm. She regularly attends interlocutory hearings and trials on behalf of clients.

Rachael Wong

Director

Rachael joined Bond Turner in 2015 and is a qualified barrister who has a variety of other responsibilities within the firm. She regularly attends interlocutory hearings and trials on behalf of clients, ensuring she maintains a constant and personable network of communication with colleagues, clients and peers alike.

Rachael has an excellent understanding of the demands on clients and takes a commercial and client-friendly approach to litigation. Specialising in all aspects of civil litigation including contractual disputes, consumer credit, debt recovery, personal injury, motoring disputes, historical and professional negligence, Rachael has particular knowledge and expertise in credit hire cases. She also has vast experience in dealing with appeals, having been heavily involved in the Autofocus Credit Hire case. In addition, Rachael is often called upon to help sift through the thousands of cases affected by dishonest rates evidence, and thereafter dealing with test cases arising from that litigation. She also assisted with the successful application in the Divisional Court to bring committal proceedings for contempt of court against seven former Autofocus rates surveyors (Accident Exchange Limited v George-Broom & ors).

Notable cases Rachael has been involved in include:

  • Accident Exchange v Autofocus Limited [2010] EWCA Civ 788
  • Seatory v Oliver et al [2011] EWCA Civ 1374
  • Verley v O’Neill et al [2013] EWCA Civ 36
  • Bent v Highways & Utilities Construction Limited and Another [2010] EWCA Civ 292 (‘Bent 1’)
  • Bent v Highways & Utilities Construction Limited and Another [2011] EWCA Civ 1384 (‘Bent 2’)
  • Walker v Veolia Environmental Services (UK) PLC EWHC 2020
  • Mendes v Hochtief (UK) Construction Limited [2016] EWHC 976 (QB)
  • Cameron v Hussain & LV Insurance [2017] EWCA Civ 366
  • Irving v Morgan Sindall Plc [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB)

Generous to a fault, Rachael spends her free time attempting to satisfy her wanderlust by taking regular holidays to warmer climes with her friends and family.

Large Loss

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Elizabeth Saunders Solicitor

Elizabeth qualified in 1997 and has been working solely for claimants sustaining personal injury for over 20 years.

Elizabeth Saunders

Solicitor

Elizabeth qualified in 1997 and has been working solely for claimants sustaining personal injury for over 20 years. She specialises in higher value and complex personal injury claims and has secured compensation for clients who have suffered from serious injury including spinal, brain and multiple trauma.

Recognising her experience, she has been a member of the Law Society personal injury panel since 2001. Her experience extends to all accidents involving personal injury including accidents at work, occupier’s liability and road traffic accidents including claims for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Elizabeth has always fought for the highest compensation for her clients and is completely dedicated to her role and position. She has been with Bond Turner since 2013 and is currently the team leader of the Large Loss department.

In her spare time, she devotes her remaining energy to her two growing children and enjoys travelling with them as much as she can. In between there is just enough time to run the department’s book club and to arrange as many weekends away as work commitments and weather will permit.

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Tony Oliver Solicitor

For most of his career, Tony has specialised in high value personal injury claims on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

Tony Oliver

Solicitor

Tony qualified as a solicitor in London in 1994.

For most of his career, Tony has specialised in high value personal injury claims on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He firmly believes working on both sides of the litigation divide brings real benefits for his clients, because of the insight provided.

Most Tony’s claims fall into the ‘serious injury’ category, (they are worth in or above £250,000), but Tony regularly deals with claims in excess of £1million, including brain and spinal cord injury matters, traumatic amputation claim, and fatal accident litigation.

He was most recently in the Court of Appeal (Palmer v Kitley) which involved a calculation of a Blamire award and application of the Froom v Butcher principles.

Tony also has experience of dealing with injury claims in foreign jurisdictions.

In his spare time Tony enjoys reading law and the classics

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Hamida Khatun Associate Solicitor

Hamida qualified as solicitor in 2003 and has worked at highly regarded firms in Manchester and Bolton. She has held positions as Team Leader and Associate and brings over 15 years of legal experience.

Hamida Khatun

Associate Solicitor

Hamida is the Head of the  Large Loss Department at Bond Turner based at the firm’s new Bolton Office.

Hamida qualified as solicitor in 2003 and has worked at highly regarded firms in Manchester and Bolton. She has held positions as Team Leader and Associate and brings over 15 years of legal experience. Throughout her Legal career, Hamida has handled complex, high value and high-profile cases. She has represented both Claimants and Defendants in the Court of Appeal and the High Court. A number of these cases have been reported in the Legal Press and Lawtel and been used as case studies / precedents by Law Students and Professionals alike. After qualification, Hamida specialised in Large Loss Personal Injury with a particular specialism in complex brain and spinal injuries. Thereafter, Hamida specialised in Complex Fraud and strategic litigation for over 10 years. Hamida is recognised throughout the legal field as a formidable advocate, a fine legal mind with a highly client focused and down to earth approach.

Hamida’s friendly, client focused department successfully deal with a hybrid caseload of Large Loss and Professional Negligence matters. Hamida deals with cases against Solicitors/Doctors/Surveyors/Architects where underlying claims arise from personal injury, Disputed Wills/Probate, Property/Financial Negligence as well as Divorce settlements. Hamida deals with complex injury cases of the utmost severity and high value including a number of multimillion-pound claims.

Our motivated and friendly team is dedicated to achieving optimum results for Clients.

In her spare time, Hamida enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, gardening, DIY and keeping abreast of legal developments as well as current affairs. She has also attended as guest speaker at the Local University.

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Joanne McEvoy Solicitor

Joanne qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and joined Bond Turner in 2014.

Joanne McEvoy

Solicitor

Joanne qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and joined Bond Turner in 2014. She has worked exclusively as a claimant personal injury solicitor for over 25 years, and has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex and serious injury motor accident claims.

She is committed to supporting and assisting those who have suffered serious injuries and achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.

When not in the office she likes to attend her local gym to keep fit and enjoys evenings spent with friends at a book club.

Clinical Negligence

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Neil Crossley Solicitor

Neil qualified as a solicitor in 2009, having previously completed a genetics degree, ahead of practising as a registered nurse for many years.

Neil Crossley

Solicitor

Neil qualified as a solicitor in 2009, having previously completed a genetics degree, ahead of practising as a registered nurse for many years, before deciding to pursue a legal career.

Since qualifying, Neil has worked for several well-respected firms in the North West, dealing with clinical negligence claims. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), having previously achieved litigator status.

Neil has considerable experience of dealing with a wide range of clinical negligence claims, including claims against GP’s; pregnancy and childbirth claims; gynaecological claims; medical misdiagnosis claims, including delayed cancer diagnosis claims; ophthalmic claims; mis-prescribing / mis-dispensing claims, and dental negligence claims to name a few. He is used to dealing with high value claims, most notably involving brain injury and birth injury. He has secured many millions of pounds for his Clients, having recently settled a stroke/brain injury case for in excess of one million pounds.

Neil prides himself on doing the very best for his clients, whose causes he champions to secure the best damages settlement possible. Neil joined Bond Turner at the beginning of 2018 and is currently Head of the clinical Negligence Department in our Bolton Office.

In his spare time, Neil enjoys painting, mainly abstract and contemporary works on boxed canvas. He has previously been exhibited online and has sold many artworks. He also has a passion for travel, being fascinated by exotic/ancient cultures. Past destinations have included Mexico, Cairo and Luxor in Egypt, Rome, Istanbul, Malaysia, Borneo, and Singapore.

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Sara Stanger Solicitor

Sara is a qualified solicitor and Head of the Liverpool Clinical Negligence Department at Bond Turner Solicitors. She has over 15 years’ experience in this complex area of law.

Sara Stanger

Solicitor

Sara is a qualified solicitor and Head of the Liverpool Clinical Negligence Department at Bond Turner Solicitors. She has over 15 years’ experience in this complex area of law. Her high level of knowledge, skill, and experience has meant her being accredited by the Law Society for her specialism in Clinical Negligence. She has also been a Senior Litigator of APIL for 8 years.

Sara was Head of Medical Negligence at 2020 Legal t/a as Camps and Your Legal Friend for 9 years which at its height was a team of 38. She trained in large and respected claimant clinical negligence firm (Goodmans) and has also worked for a large national defendant firm which gives her a unique perspective into defendant practices and the ability to assess cases from both sides.

The Legal 500 has recommended Sara in their lawyer rankings every year since 2016. 2017 – “for her work on cases arising from a delay in diagnosis of cancer and orthopaedic matters including brachial plexus and Erbs palsy injuries”. 2018 her team was mentioned as a “very knowledgeable team that has a wonderful touch with clients”.

Sara has been ranked as Band 2 in the prestigious Chambers and Partners guide since 2017. In 2019 Chambers and Partners Sara Stanger was recognised for possessing “a broad clinical negligence practice, with particular experience in obstetric injury and amputation cases, as well as fatal claims”. In Chambers and Partners 2021 Sara Stanger was recognised for acting “on behalf of claimants on delayed diagnosis of cancer and surgical negligence cases”.

Testimonials

The clinical negligence team at Your Legal Friend was described by Chambers 2017 as “very responsive and on the ball”.

An impressed client praises her for her “good knowledge and understanding of the case,” while sources add that she is “very driven, passionate and fantastic at bringing everything together”. – Chambers and Partners Guide 2019.

“A pleasure to work with Sara Stanger is incisive, to the point, very experienced and works with great common sense”. – Chambers and Partners Guide 2020.

“She is considered to be a fantastic solicitor who has a great grasp of cases”. – Chambers and Partners Guide 2021.

Sara Stanger is “efficient, resolute and perceptive”. Sara has experience in running a wide range of cases and has recovered millions of pounds for her clients. – Legal 500

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Tatevik Bagratyan Solicitor Advocate

Tatevik is a solicitor advocate in the medical negligence department, representing individuals who have suffered injury as a result of a medical accident.

Tatevik Bagratyan

Solicitor Advocate

Tatevik is a solicitor advocate in the medical negligence department, representing individuals who have suffered injury as a result of a medical accident.  She thrives on obtaining life changing outcomes for her clients and seeing the positive effect a successful claim can have on individuals and their families. In addition to obtaining compensation, she ensures where possible, her client’s rehabilitation and care needs are also met.

Tatevik has completed her LPC at the University of Law and obtained an MSc in Law, Business and Management. Tatevik has gained a wide range of experience in immigration, social care and corporate law.

Tatevik has recently joined the medical negligence team in Bolton, managing her own varied case load of medical issues, including medical misdiagnosis claims; fatal claims; surgical obstetric claims; claims against GPs; orthopaedic claims; dental claims, and delayed cancer diagnosis claims to name a few.

Tatevik is committed to providing the very best support and guidance to her clients, and strives to obtain the best financial settlement possible.  She finds it rewarding to be able to enable her clients to rebuild their lives with the best financial security possible, following a life changing injury.

Tatevik is a keen runner and enjoys taking part in half-marathons and practicing Taekwondo. Tatevik also enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

Professional Negligence

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Sarah Sykes Solicitor

Sarah is a highly experienced litigator with expertise in a wide variety of work. She joined the Liverpool office of Bond Turner in 2011 and works in the Professional Negligence department.

Sarah Sykes

Solicitor

Sarah is a highly experienced litigator with expertise in a wide variety of work. She joined the Liverpool office of Bond Turner in 2011 and works in the Professional Negligence department.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and worked at a well-known Liverpool firm, handling a vast range of civil litigation work, before joining Bond Turner. Throughout her career Sarah has dealt with complex and high-profile cases, and has successfully conducted litigation as far as the Court of Appeal. She currently specialises predominantly in professional negligence claims against solicitors and surveyors.

Sarah’s caseload is varied and covers claims against solicitors arising out of mistakes made in conveyancing/commercial property transactions, wills and probate, litigation, and personal injury claims, as well as mistakes made by surveyors and architects. Sarah also handles claims for breach of data protection legislation, including claims against public bodies who have wrongfully disclosed personal and sensitive information to third parties.

Sarah is also currently representing over 70 clients in a group claim against the Department of Health, relating to inappropriate treatment which they were subjected to in Aston Hall Hospital in the 1950s-1970s. Sarah was instrumental in negotiating a compensation scheme to provide compensation for the survivors of Aston Hall.

Sarah is passionate about all aspects of the work that she does and prides herself on developing good relationships with her clients and always striving to achieve the best result possible for every client.

Sarah is a keen foodie and enjoys cooking, eating out and going to food festivals with family and friends. She also enjoys walking and sightseeing breaks, classical music and losing herself in a good book

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Tony Hill Head of Professional Negligence

Tony has specialised in high value professional negligence cases for over 25 years. He has a high level of expertise which, combined with exceptional client care.

Tony Hill

Head of Professional Negligence

Tony has specialised in high value professional negligence cases for over 25 years. He has a high level of expertise which, combined with exceptional client care, means that Tony is one of the leading litigators in this sector.

Tony has practised at international commercial law firms for the majority of his career at the most senior levels. He has worked on claims with values up to £50m in acting for a variety of commercial and individual clients.

Tony has developed a depth of experience across a wide range of professional negligence claims involving construction professionals and all aspects of legal and financial negligence: notably solicitors, brokers and accountants.

In his spare time, Tony enjoys spending time with his family and following his local football club who play in blue. He is also a keen reader of modern and classic fiction.

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Laurence Wright Trainee Solicitor

Laurence is a trainee solicitor in the professional negligence department in Liverpool. Having already gained experience in the field at a large Defendant firm, Laurence brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

Laurence Wright

Trainee Solicitor

Laurence is a trainee solicitor in the professional negligence department in Liverpool. Having already gained experience in the field at a large Defendant firm, Laurence brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

Laurence obtained his Law Degree in 2014 and has thrived in the legal industry since. More recently, he completed his Legal Practice Course with a Masters in Professional Legal Practice. He still shows a constant hunger for development.

He joined the professional negligence team in 2019 and enjoys assisting clients on a variety of cases including claims against Solicitors, Barristers, Surveyors & Architects. As well as professional negligence, Laurence also assists in breach of data protection and historic abuse cases at Bond Turner.

In his spare time Laurence enjoys keeping active, going to see live music and travelling. He is also an Ambassador for a large charity and spends time fundraising for meningitis research

Housing Disrepair

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Lee Benson Chartered Legal Executive

Lee is the Head of the Housing Disrepair Department at Bond Turner based at our Liverpool office at The Plaza.

Lee Benson

Chartered Legal Executive

Lee is the Head of the Housing Disrepair Department at Bond Turner based at our Liverpool office at The Plaza.

Lee began his legal career back in 1987 and has been an experienced litigation lawyer for over 30 years. He qualified as a Legal Executive in 1996 and became a Chartered Legal Executive when the Institute of Legal Executives attained royal charter status in 2011.

Lee has held positions, in a number of prominent Liverpool law firms, such as team leader, associate, head of department and Partner.

Lee has a friendly client focused style but with the drive to ensure his client’s wishes to achieve a reasonable standard of living and have their landlord deal with the issues of disrepair are met. He has had numerous successes before the Courts obtaining orders that landlord complete the repairs.

Lee’s spare time is spent between his family, playing amateur football on a Saturday afternoon and following Liverpool FC.

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Jessica Watkinson Solicitor

Jessica is a solicitor and Team Leader within the Housing Disrepair Department. She joined Bond Turner in 2009 as a newly qualified solicitor and has successfully managed other departments within the firm.

Jessica Watkinson

Solicitor

Jessica is a solicitor and Team Leader within the Housing Disrepair Department.

She joined Bond Turner in 2009 as a newly qualified solicitor and has successfully managed other departments within the firm.

Jessica has acquired a wealth of varied litigation experience in her career, her background initially being in debt recovery and enforcement of judgment debts, she now specialises in housing disrepair. Jessica always strives to achieve to best possible outcome for each of her clients.

Previously Jessica was Head of the firm’s Enforcement department for nine years and subsequently Head of the Court Fee Remission Department. Jessica is a well-respected team leader within the firm with a friendly and approachable nature.

Outside of work Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, holidays, weekend breaks, yoga and cycling. She is also a keen amateur photographer.

Personal Injury & Credit Hire

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Neil Rhind Litigation Supervisor

Neil joined the firm in 2001. Specialising in negotiation of large value quantum disputes with an emphasis on credit hire, his wealth of experience has allowed him to progress rapidly within Bond Turner.

Neil Rhind

Litigation Supervisor

Neil joined the firm in 2001. Specialising in negotiation of large value quantum disputes with an emphasis on credit hire, his wealth of experience has allowed him to progress rapidly within Bond Turner.

With an in-depth understanding of both civil litigation and the firm itself, Neil is adept at imparting his knowledge to his colleagues who, in turn, often cite Neil as both an influential teacher and inspiration to grow and develop within the firm. Neil is held in high regard by everyone at Bond Turner and enjoys considerable respect from his opponents at trial.

A good-humoured and kind-hearted character, Neil spends his time away from the office attending the gym and spending time with his family.

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Mike Worswick Litigation Supervisor

Mike is a seasoned litigator with over 15 years’ experience working within the legal sector. He has been with the Bond Turner since 2005 and currently heads up the liability/complex claims team.

Mike Worswick

Litigation Supervisor

Mike is a seasoned litigator with over 15 years’ experience working within the legal sector. He has been with the Bond Turner since 2005 and currently heads up the liability/complex claims team, dealing with cases involving complex issues such as fraud/LVI/multiple vehicle collisions. A specialist in credit hire, Mike and his team have successfully recovered several million pounds in credit hire charges on behalf of clients. Through their passion and persistence, they regularly secure maximum damages for their clients and take pride in their success.

Throughout his time at Bond Turner he has built up a good rapport and formed positive relationships with Third Party Insurers/Solicitors meaning he garners great respect within the field, which often leads to swift and lucrative settlements for clients when negotiating.

Away from the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and is a novice golfer.

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Aimee Harris Charted Legal Executive

Aimee Harris joined Bond Turner Solicitors in 2004. Aimee started her role in Bond Turner as a paralegal, assisting fee earners with a variety of litigated matters before moving on to run a caseload of her own.

Aimee Harris

Charted Legal Executive

Aimee Harris joined Bond Turner Solicitors in 2004. Aimee started her role in Bond Turner as a paralegal, assisting fee earners with a variety of litigated matters before moving on to run a caseload of her own. Aimee’s practice is predominantly made up of fast and multi-track matters involving complex credit hire arguments.

Whilst working within the firm Aimee also undertook an ILEX course which she successfully completed in 2015, qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive.

Her loyalty and length of service to the firm means she understands Bond Turner’s business model and expectations, and also the interests of our clients. Aimee has acquired a wealth of credit hire knowledge experience owing to the caseload she runs and the complex credit hire arguments that often accompany such cases.

Her experience means she is a sounding board for her colleagues who are dealing with procedural and technical issues. She is tenacious in her handling of matters and in dealing with defendant solicitors, yet also takes a personable approach to secure the best possible outcome for her clients.

Outside of work Aimee enjoys travelling, experiencing other cultures and cuisines, and sport.

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David Morris Senior Litigation Executive

David is a Senior Litigation Executive and joined the firm in 2002 from another highly respected claimant orientated personal injury firm and has over 40 years’ experience.

David Morris

Senior Litigation Executive

David is a Senior Litigation Executive and joined the firm in 2002 from another highly respected claimant orientated personal injury firm and has over 40 years’ experience in dealing with claimant litigation including personal injury claims, libel, and professional negligence.

David regularly appears before District Judges on interlocutory matters and he deals with high value claims, often with difficult legal issues. He has been extensively involved in many high profile cases including Callery v Gray’ (ATE insurance premiums and percentage uplift on fees) and Kearsley and Klarfeld (low value LVI claims to multi track).

In his spare time, David follows his favourite local football team and enjoys time holidaying in the UK with his family.

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Craig Nunn Chartered Legal Executive

Craig, a Chartered Legal Executive, qualified in 2009 and has been working in the insurance and personal injury sector for over 20 years.

Craig Nunn

Chartered Legal Executive

Craig, a Chartered Legal Executive, qualified in 2009 and has been working in the insurance and personal injury sector for over 20 years. He has worked for both claimants and defendants and has a good understanding of the strategies and tactics used by defendants and their insurers in compensation claims and litigation.

He has vast experience in handling complex disputes, both in terms of value and liability, covering a wide scope of claims including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, and counter-fraud and fraud allegations.

He previously worked as a manager and partner in a defendant-focused practice specialising in organised fraud and group actions and currently manages a team handling complex liability and causation disputes. Most of the work he covers involves claims from victims of road traffic accidents consisting of drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and sports

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David Croot Solicitor

David qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Before joining Bond Turner, he was previously employed as a senior associate at a large international law firm.

David Croot

Solicitor

David qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Before joining Bond Turner, he was previously employed as a senior associate at a large international law firm. David joined our team in 2015 and brought a wealth of expertise to the firm.

David has over 20 years’ experience working in the insurance sector for both claimants and defendants and has a vast array of knowledge in dealing with large, complex and high value cases, including allegations of fraud. Such experience gives David a good understanding of the approach and tactics employed by defendants and their insurers to litigation, which he uses effectively to secure successful outcomes for our clients.

In David’s spare time he is an avid football fan, being a season ticket holder at Anfield and Northern Ireland, and is currently working towards a pilot’s licence.

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Abigail Smith Litigation Manager

Abi joined the firm in March 2008 as an office junior. With the firm providing her the opportunity to progress, she advanced to become a legal assistant in one of the firm’s litigation teams within six months of her employment.

Abigail Smith

Litigation Manager

Abi joined the firm in March 2008 as an office junior. With the firm providing her the opportunity to progress, she advanced to become a legal assistant in one of the firm’s litigation teams within six months of her employment. With her drive and determination, Abi has continued to progress, and has worked in various departments of Bond Turner, gaining a wealth of experience in multiple legal areas. She has dealt with all aspects of personal injury from small claims and fast track matters through to multi track cases and managing her own case load.

Since 2014, following the expansion of the MOJ department, Abi heads up the Stage Three department of the MOJ team. Abi consistently obtains excellent results at final hearings, ensuring she secures the best possible outcome for our clients. She has an excellent rapport with clients and colleagues alike due to her approachable manner.

In her spare time, Abigail enjoys spending quality time with her family, particularly her nieces and nephew, holidaying in exotic places, and likes to attend music concerts and socialise.

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Krissy Flynn Team Leader

Krissy joined Bond Turner in 2015 following the introduction of the online Medco system. With over 12 years’ experience in the medico legal field.

Krissy Flynn

Team Leader

Krissy joined Bond Turner in 2015 following the introduction of the online Medco system. With over 12 years’ experience in the medico legal field, Krissy heads up Bond Turner’ in-house Medco team. Her expertise is demonstrated in the excellent relationships she has built up over the years with the doctors and specialist we engage to advise on matters and provide expert evidence.

Krissy is able to arrange urgent medical appointments and treatment to aid a client’s recovery; this includes anything from medical appointments with orthopaedic specialists, MRI scans, and surgery to psychological therapy.

Krissy uses her vast experience in the medicolegal sector to review medical reports and ensure our solicitors and barristers have the medical evidence to support their clients’ claims as well as dealing with sensitive matters such as reviewing our clients’ medical records. She has an excellent rapport with our clients and is able to put their minds at ease in relation to any concerns they may have in respect of appointments or treatment.

When Krissy is not working she enjoys family time with her children, and weekends away.

Costs & Enforcement

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Rebecca Dale Solicitor

Rebecca qualified in 2006 dealing with all areas of civil litigation including personal injury and debt recovery for both private clients and local businesses.

Rebecca Dale

Solicitor

Rebecca qualified in 2006 dealing with all areas of civil litigation including personal injury and debt recovery for both private clients and local businesses.

Having spent over 10 years acting on behalf of claimants who had suffered injuries because of road traffic accidents, Rebecca joined Bond Turner in 2016 and is currently the team leader of the firm’s Enforcement department, specialising in all areas of enforcement of judgment orders and debt recovery.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Neil Ryder Costs Manager

Having graduated in 2005 with a degree in law from the University of Liverpool, Neil joined the firm in 2006.

Neil Ryder

Costs Manager

Having graduated in 2005 with a degree in law from the University of Liverpool, Neil joined the firm in 2006. He brings a wealth of experience in the field of costs and heads up the busy Costs department.

With a particular specialism in civil costs, Neil deals with a multitude of cases ranging from fast track road traffic accident claims to high value multi track claims involving catastrophic injury, professional negligence, clinical negligence and defamation. Neil also has a keen interest in group litigation and has had the opportunity of dealing with substantial high value group actions, some involving over 60 claimants.

Having worked in the rapidly evolving costs sector for over a decade, Neil has in-depth knowledge of civil costs and has been involved in several high profile and widely-reported appeal cases such as O’Beirne v Hudson [2010] EWCA Civ 52.

Neil is on hand to provide both technical and practical costs advice to the fee earners at Bond Turner, and has extensive knowledge of costs budgeting and the costs management process.

Away from the office, he enjoys keeping fit and watches Liverpool FC whenever the opportunity arises.

Commercial

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Damien Brown Solicitor

Damien joined Bond Turner as head of commercial in January 2021 from JMW Solicitors where he was a partner in the corporate team.

Damien Brown

Solicitor

Damien joined Bond Turner as head of commercial in January 2021 from JMW Solicitors where he was a partner in the corporate team.

Prior to JMW,  After training and qualifying at Cobbetts in 2003 Damien spent over 12 years at Shoosmiths and Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs). Damien advises on all aspects of corporate work and has particular experience in providing private corporate finance advice in respect of mergers and acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, joint ventures, shareholder and investment agreements and corporate governance matters.

Damien acts for a variety of businesses and individuals, ranging from listed multinationals to smaller owner managed businesses and private investors.

Outside work Damien enjoys watching a variety of sports as well as playing golf and squash.

Operations

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Connor Franks Recruitment Manager

Connor is responsible for recruitment at Bond Turner. He recruits candidates at all levels, from support staff for our fee earners to members of the senior management team.

Connor Franks

Recruitment Manager

Connor is responsible for recruitment at Bond Turner. He recruits candidates at all levels, from support staff for our fee earners to members of the senior management team.

Since graduating, Connor has worked in recruitment and in the last four years specialising in the legal sector.

Connor is committed to providing a first class service to all candidates and will assist you in any way possible.

In his spare time, Connor enjoys eating out and since lockdown he has become a keen walker. He also goes to the gym and enjoys following his local team Manchester United.

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