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Higgs PI Head receives Law Society praise

14th January 2021

Higgs PI Head receives Law Society praise

The head of Higgs & Sons’ Personal Injury team has been recognised as a leading practitioner in his field by the independent professional body for solicitors.

Partner Andy Shaw, who leads the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams at Brierley Hill-based Higgs & Sons, has maintained the Personal Injury Accreditation by the Law Society.

It comes after an extensive process where Andy’s credentials were examined by an independent team of experts.

The accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing victims and their dependents in personal injury matters.

Andy is one of a small number of solicitors nationally who are approved by the Law Society to sit on its personal injury panel.

Andy, who has more than 20 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury and disease litigation claims, said: “The Personal Injury Accreditation needs to be renewed every three years. It is an exhaustive process, but I’m delighted to have met the criteria again.

“The accreditation helps to prove competency in personal injury law and demonstrates compliance with best practice quality marks, which is so important in personal injury.

“This accreditation is a recognition for members of the wider Higgs team who work so hard to offer holistic support to people who are experiencing difficulties due to an accident or traumatic incident.”

Andy specialises in high value complex cases including brain injury, spinal injury, fatal accident and industrial disease.

He was a member of the management committee of the Occupational and Environmental Disease Association from 2005 to 2007, regional chairman for the Midlands region of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society from 2006 until 2012 and was the treasurer of the society from  2012 until 2018.

He is also a member of the Birmingham Medico-Legal Society, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is a committee member of The Birmingham Law Society Personal Injury Group.

For further information on the work of Higgs & Sons’ Personal Injury department, contact andy.shaw@higgsandsons.co.uk or 01384 327200.

 

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