Catherine Smith

Senior Associate FCILEx

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Catherine has expertise across a wide range of personal injury claims including serious road traffic accidents, cyclist claims, accidents at work and criminal injuries claims.

Catherine has a particular interest in holiday and travel claims and accidents suffered abroad. She is well known for her caring and understanding manner, ensuring that her advice is clear and professional.

Work highlights


Whilst sitting on a chair in the apartment they had booked the claimant suffered injury catching his left heel on the bottom rung of the chair as he stood up. The bottom rung consisted of a very sharp metal strip which partially cut through his achilles tendon. A letter of claim was sent and the Defendant Tour Company accepted responsibility for the claim.


The claimant was working for the defendant company carrying out a body service/inspection on a truck in the workshop. Following a workplace accident, the claimant sustained a head injury, with right skull fracture and right temporal lobe brain contusion; damage to olfactory nerves causing a complete loss of sense of smell; injury to right shoulder; injury to the right side of neck and a traumatic abdominal hernia.

Memberships and Associations

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives

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