Exchange Chambers and Stewarts secure £1.4 million for personal injury client

Exchange Chambers and Stewarts secure £1.4 million for personal injury client

A Leeds-based legal team has secured a £1.4 million lump sum settlement for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a serious accident at work.

Barrister Pankaj Madan of Exchange Chambers in Leeds was instructed by partner Warren Maxwell, associate Nickie Maple-Pearson and paralegal James Fox from Stewarts, also in Leeds.

They reached the settlement after a remote mediation held via video conferencing with all parties working from home.Throughout the case, the defendant had disputed the claimant’s traumatic brain injury and his need for support. Last week’s remote mediation brought his four-year legal battle to an end.

Exchange Chambers in Leeds launched an independent adjudication service for personal injury claims in May that operates through virtual face-to-face technology, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Commenting on this case and the nature in which it was concluded, Madan said: “This case is yet another example of how remote mediations are becoming the new normal.”

 “In my experience, success rates for remote personal injury mediations are similar if not more efficient than mediations conducted in person.  With the technology now available there is no reason for even very serious and catastrophic personal injury claims to lose momentum if all the parties are prepared to work collaboratively.”

Madan specialises in traumatic brain injury, from the subtle to injuries of the utmost severity.

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