About us

Welcome to Serious Injury Law, a trading style of Serious Law LLP. Recommended by The Legal 500, we are one of the UK’s leading law firms in the field of catastrophic injury claims, with a particular emphasis on high-value, difficult liability cases.

Recommended by many leading organisations to act in such cases, we have achieved numerous multi-million pound settlements in cases of the utmost complexity, and have dealt with some of the largest cases to have taken place in the UK to date. A number of these high value settlements have been achieved in cases that were rejected by other firms, having concluded that there were insufficient prospects of success.

We are dedicated to excellence in all areas of client care, and offer a nationwide face-to-face client service that is delivered professionally and sensitively. This has helped the practice to develop close relationships with leading charities, spinal centres, medical and care experts, specialist barristers and other leading professionals in the field of serious and catastrophic injury.

In order to help our clients rebuild and regain control of their lives, we offer an all-encompassing service that not only includes legal assistance, but also the facilitation of rehabilitation, vocational training, housing adaptation, nursing care, and more.

Key team members

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John Sherrington — Senior Partner

John Sherrington was the founder of the firm. He is a solicitor with over 32 years' experience of personal injury litigation, having dealt with his first million pound case in 1987 at the age of 29.

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Matt Dixon — Partner

Matthew Dixon is the Legal Operations Partner of the firm. He has over 20 years' experience in personal injury litigation, and has been with the firm since it was founded. His responsibilities include: full legal supervision; compliance guidance; fee earner mentoring; and legal and financial performance delivery / monitoring.

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Tim Walters — Partner

Tim Walters is the Managing Partner of the firm. He has over 26 years’ experience as a personal injury lawyer and has been with the firm since the day it was founded. Tim is also a deputy of the Court of Protection, and heads up the Court of Protection department.

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Matthew Heap — Partner

Matthew Heap is a Partner of the firm, and has over 20 years' experience of personal injury litigation. As well as running a department, he also runs the firm's Risk Assessment Team, which has responsibility for the assessment of prospects of success, risk and funding options.

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Ben Priestley — Partner

Ben is a senior solicitor and Partner at the firm, with over 15 years' experience in personal injury. He is a key part of the firm's Catastrophic Injury Team, who are responsible for managing the largest cases under our care.