Alison Goldney

Associate Solicitor

  • Alison Goldney

    Associate Solicitor

    I am an Associate solicitor in the Spinal Injuries team, which means that I act on behalf of customers who have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident or clinical negligence.

    My work involves meeting with customers, instructing and liaising with experts, attending conferences with barristers and experts and assessing liability and the financial aspects of a compensation claim. I am committed to ensuring that customers receive the highest levels of service and the best possible outcome from their claim, both in terms of securing early rehabilitation and ultimately being awarded the correct level of compensation.

    I completed my Law degree (LLB Hons) in 2001 after studying at Oxford Brookes University. I then went on to study for a post graduate certificate in Legal Practice, which I completed in 2007. I joined Stewarts Law as a paralegal in 2002 and trained in the Personal Injury department working on high value brain and spinal cord injury cases. Upon my qualification in 2007 I joined Irwin Mitchell working in the neurotrauma department running a case load of both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims, involving brain and spinal cord injuries.

    I am a Member of the Law Society, and an Accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). I am a former committee member of Headway North West London and Headway Milton Keynes.

    Away from the office, I am kept busy looking after my two young daughters but when time permits I also enjoy going to the theatre, running and losing myself in a good book.

     

     

     

    Notable cases

    • A clinical negligence claim arising out of a delay in the diagnosis of spinal tuberculosis.  As a consequence of the delay the claimant was rendered paraplegic.  This was a very difficult case both in terms of proving breach of duty and that the cause of the injury was the delay in diagnosis and treatment.  Compensation was awarded in excess of £2m.
    • A personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic collision in which the claimant sustained a serious brain injury as well as serious orthopaedic injuries.  The defendant driver was uninsured and so a claim was brought against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.  Following  the receipt of an early interim payment the Claimant was able to access rehabilitation and as a consequence returned to work, although his promotion prospects had been severely restricted as a consequence of his injuries. Compensation was awarded by way of both periodical payments and a lump sum award and the global value was £2m.
    • A Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claim arising out of an assault in which the applicant sustained a serious brain injury and would require 24 hour care for the rest of his life.  The CICA initially awarded the applicant £300,000 but upon our successful appeal against the decision the applicant was awarded the maximum award of £500,000.
    • Acting pro-bono in a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claim for a victim of the 7/7 bombings.
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        • Montague House
        • 2 Clifton Road
        • Rugby
        • CV21 3PX
        • 01788 579579
        • 11672 RUGBY
  • Alison Goldney

    Associate Solicitor

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