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        Adrian Southwood

        Senior Associate

        Adrian is an associate in our Catastrophic Injury & Occupational Health team. He acts for insurers and self-insured companies defending claims arising out of road traffic accidents, accidents at work and public liability claims.


        Adrian acts for defendants in personal injury claims with a potential to be worth in excess of Ł100,000.

        Adrian is very proud of his Welsh heritage so although he is based in Bristol he also covers cases across England and Wales.

        With 20 years experience Adrian handles personal injury litigation and a broad spectrum of injury types including chronic pain syndrome, somatoform disorder, spinal injuries, head injuries, complicated fractures and psychiatric injuries. Adrian regularly records large fraud savings for clients in cases where the claim is bogus or the extent of the injury or loss is exaggerated.

        Adrian adopts a commercial approach to litigation with his focus on getting his clients out of a claim as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Adrian has devised a dual-offer strategy of making P Mart 36 and time limited offers concurrently where appropriate to put a claimant under maximum pressure to settle. This has proven effective and popular with his clients.

        Adrian's heritage once more comes to the fore when he talks about rugby union: he supports Pontypool and Wales. He also enjoys going for country walks and visiting historical sites. But, if it's raining he prefers to read about history and the Classics.