Our team

Matthew Dixon

Solicitor & Partner

Matthew is a solicitor, partner, and the head of litigation at Serious Injury Law.

Tim Walters

Managing Partner

Tim is a solicitor and the Managing Partner of Serious Injury Law.

Ben Priestley

Solicitor and Partner

Ben has been responsible for many of the firm’s most complex and high-value cases over the last 20 years.

Peter Eckersley

Senior Associate

Peter is a solicitor and senior associate and has been with Serious Injury Law since 1995 after graduating from Salford University.

Oliver Shaw

Senior Associate

Oliver is a Senior Associate within the Catastrophic Injury Team and has over 20 years' experience of personal injury litigation.

Christopher Lecky

Senior Associate

Chris is a Senior Associate at Serious Injury Law having started his legal career in 2008 and joined the firm in 2014.

Gillian Lakes

Senior Solicitor

Gillian has been a qualified solicitor since 1999. She has worked for several large firms prior to joining Serious Injury Law.

Hayley Martinez

Senior Solicitor

Hayley joined Serious Injury Law in April 2017 having worked as a Solicitor for Fentons (later Slater and Gordon) from 2008. She specialises in Road Traffic Accident, Employer Liability, Public Liability, Industrial Disease and Military claims.

Jerard Knott

Senior Solicitor

Jerard qualified in 2002 and has acted purely for Claimants since then.

Claire Hutchinson

Senior Solicitor

Joining Serious Injury Law in 2019 Claire has been a qualified Solicitor since 2010 but practising in personal injury for over 20 years.

Paul Pike

Senior Solicitor

Paul joined our team in December 2021 as a Senior Solicitor, having beforehand been a Senior Associate at a large personal injury practice.

Patrick Cheadle

Senior Solicitor

Patrick is a Senior Solicitor and Senior Associate in the Clinical Negligence Department.

Sharon Long

Senior solicitor

Sharon joined Serious Injury Law as a Senior Solicitor in January 2023. She has been practicing personal injury law for more than 25 years and has only ever represented Claimants.

Tom Brayshaw


Tom has worked in the field of Personal Injury for 8 years.

Coral Clifford

Chartered Legal Executive

Coral is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and specialises in Claimant Personal Injury work with over 12 years of experience.

Rebecca Johnson

Chartered Legal Executive

Rebecca has worked in the field of Personal Injury for 12 years.

Hannah Clarke

Consultant and Catastrophic Injury Lead

Hannah is a Consultant and Catastrophic Injury Lead at Serious Injury Law Limited.

Barry Grogan


Barry joined Serious Injury Law as a solicitor in February 2023. Barry did his undergraduate studies at Queens University Belfast and qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2016.

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