I am David Tomlinson, one of the founding partners of Barratts Solicitors.
I have been handling personal injury claims for over 30 years, particularly those claims involving very serious injuries including spinal cord injury, brain injury and amputations. I am a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and am also a Deputy for some of my clients who lack capacity to manage their affairs.
I am recognised by the Chambers guide to the legal profession and the Legal 500 as being a leading individual in personal injury work. This guide notes “David Tomlinson is praised for his experience in personal injury claims, particularly in complex spinal cord cases. An interviewee highlights that he is “super sharp” and “on top of the law in cases,” while another source adds: “He was incredibly supportive, informative, knowledgeable and reassuring.”
I am also recommended in Legal 500 which describes the firm as “one of the best in the country”. I am the former Secretary of the Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
In addition to obtaining well over £50 million compensation for my clients I have also taken a very active part in the rehabilitation process and by working closely with case managers, occupational therapists, medical practitioners, architects etc I have helped maximise my clients prospects for recovery and helped to improve the quality of their lives and environment following their serious injuries. In the early stages following an accident taking active steps to help with rehabilitation, discharge from hospital and specialist medical treatment is far more important than the pure compensation (although there is no getting away from the fact that maximising the amount of compensation obtainable is going to make a significant difference to long-term quality of life for my clients).
I am very fortunate to be assisted by my colleague, Lee Wraight, who has worked with me for over 20 years.
I live in Rutland with my wife and three children.