Last updated on December 29th, 2020 at 08:31 pm
Belinda is head of Graysons’ occupational injury department.
She has worked at Graysons since 1991. She qualified as a solicitor in 1993 after graduating from Newcastle University with an LLB (Hons) and undertaking her training contract with Graysons.
Along with her management duties as a partner, she works in the very busy personal injury department and has gained a wide range of experience in personal injury matters.
Belinda has specialised in industrial deafness claims and was very successful in winning compensation for clients in this complex and technical area of law. She has also dealt with claims against British Coal when leading the firm’s chest disease department. Graysons was one of only 5 firms chosen, nationally, to give court evidence regarding the level of chest disease work involved at the time.
When chest disease claims came to an end due to British Coal’s time limits, Belinda changed direction, dealing with general personal injury matters. She has specialised in road traffic accidents since 2010.
Belinda has been a member of The Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme since 1998 and is a practitioner member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
With particular expertise in cases relating to exposure to asbestos, Belinda works closely with the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST), a registered charity that supports people who have suffered as a result of exposure to asbestos, and their families.
Some of Belinda’s successes have been in very complex cases and have included:
- Winning £30,000 for someone who became asthmatic after inhaling fumes at work
- Securing £15,000 for the son of a woman who died of pneumonia in hospital after not being diagnosed and treated in time
- Winning £24,000 for the wife of a man who died whilst pursuing a claim against British Coal for vibration white finger and who had to give up his work as a dry stone waller
- Recovering £23,000 for a cyclist who was injured by a car, even though an independent witness had said his lights were not working.
Belinda is recommended in the Legal 500 2021 for her personal injury work.