Gamlins Law welcomes Hadley v Przybylo “landmark ruling”

Gamlins Law has welcomed today’s “landmark ruling” by the Court of Appeal in the Hadley v Przybylo case.

The outcome marks a significant win for claimants, particularly those involved in catastrophic injury claims, as it addresses the recoverability of costs associated with rehabilitation.

Simon Roberts and Elen Roberts of Gamlins Law, instructed Exchange Chambers, represented by Chris Barnes KC and Matthew Stockwell, to pursue the appeal.

The crux of the case revolved around whether a claimant’s solicitor could recover costs incurred in attending meetings connected with the claimant’s rehabilitation.

A previous ruling had gone against the claimant, but today the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the claimant.

Simon Roberts, Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at Gamlins Law, said: “This is a hugely important ruling for the personal injury and clinical negligence profession. The decision to pursue this matter to the Court of Appeal was a real team effort involving Gamlins Law and Exchange Chambers.

“The judgment provides clarity regarding the recoverability of rehabilitation-related costs and, importantly, ensures that claimants, often in extremely complex matters involving catastrophic injury, can gain the necessary support and assistance throughout their case.”

Gamlins Law, which has its head office in North Wales, acts for clients across the UK in a wide range of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence cases. Simon and Elen are recognised as head injury lawyers by Headway, the brain injury charity.

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