Polly is a Partner and Solicitor in our team, with over 20 years’ experience in serious injury. She leads a legal team with a view to securing compensation for clients who have suffered life changing injuries; and supports bereaved families following injuries that have led to the fatal loss of their loved one.

Polly’s particular experience in fatal collisions has allowed her to develop close relationships with many road safety charities; in particular, Road Peace who advocate on behalf of road crash victims and their families. As a result, she has appeared on BBC Breakfast, North West Tonight and the Streets Ahead podcast, as a legal subject matter expert.

Fundamentally, Polly is a team player. She enjoys working with colleagues across all stages of their career and supporting them with their own development. As well as leading the civil case for her clients, Polly enjoys being part of the multi-disciplinary team, helping to co-ordinate rehabilitation. This is at the core as to why she loves her job; maximising the recoveries for her clients, helping them realise their potential, and to regain as much independence as possible.

Polly has experience of being instructed on serious injury cases very soon after the incident has occurred; meaning that they are in need of more than just legal support. Often, clients feel vulnerable at this stage, and require financial and emotional support, as well as guidance on accessing rehabilitation. Polly ranks empathy, life experience and the ability to listen to her clients as just as important as her legal skills. She has supported families that have required adaptations to their homes or care and support in the community.

Driven by making a difference to clients and their families during crisis, Polly takes great reward in being able to provide help and support to the people she represents. One of Polly’s proudest moments to date was when a client she had worked with and had settled a case for sent her his wedding video. He was walking down the aisle using an exo-skeleton that was paid for using the funds that she has secured for him.

Special Interests (case type):

  • Serious Injury Claims
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
  • Spinal Injury Claims
  • Fatal Injury Claims
  • Road Traffic Collision Claims

Client feedback:

ANON, Jan 2024:
“This is my first experience working with a lawyer. What a pleasant surprise. Polly is totally professional and always has her clients’ needs at the forefront of everything she does. Always at the end of the phone or email, and that’s not always easy. I can highly recommend Polly; approachable, friendly and best of all knowledgeable.”

Qualifications:

  • Law LLB Hons Lancaster University
  • LPC Chester College of Law
  • Harvard University Accelerated Leadership Course
  • Manchester Met University Postgrad Business Administration

Publications & Accreditations:

  • Founding member of: Injury Support Network
  • Member of APIL
  • Advocate: Road Peace
  • Previously Legal 500 Leading Individual in the North West 2022
  • Currently in Legal 500 with Hugh James.
  • 2019, 2020, 2021 PI Team of the Year Manchester Law Society Legal Awards
  • 2019 Client Excellence Award The Law Society of England and Wales (commended in 2020)

Online presence:

You can contact Polly at enquiry@seriouslaw.co.uk

Alternatively you can call on  0330 058 0377

Closed Cases

Anon

Polly is representing a gentleman with a traumatic brain injury who had been left without any neurorehabilitation following his injuries.

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Anon

Polly’s client, who was alcohol and drug dependant prior to his accident, suffered a spinal cord injury when he was knocked down by a Dominoes delivery driver, who failed to stop at a red light.

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Anon

The client, who was alcohol dependent prior to the accident, was visiting home for a family christening when he was knocked down crossing the road.

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FJH

Polly’s client, a young, pregnant mother was tragically killed, and her surviving children left with life changing injuries following a major crash on M66.

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