Moore Barlow: Daryl Robinson and Joanna Thompson

Daryl Robinson and Joanna Thompson.

City-based law firm Moore Barlow has launched a London hub for its major trauma service, hiring two legal specialists to help lead the programme, senior associate Daryl Robinson and chartered legal executive Joanna Thompson.

The firm’s City office on Cheapside will become the base of operations for the hub, leveraging close links with NHS and healthcare organisations in London to deliver specialised legal advice to victims of major physical trauma.

Robinson previously worked for Cambridge-based Barr Ellison and specialises in advising victims of catastrophic injuries and has settled claims worth more than £10 million. He has more than 35 years’ experience having started out as a trade union lawyer before moving into mainstream personal injury law.

Thompson joins from insurance-focused law firm Keoghs. Her work to date has predominantly concerned insurance claims related to large loss and catastrophic injury, including brain, spinal and amputation cases.

Moore Barlow senior partner Trevor Sterling leads the London hub team. He said: “The ethos behind our specialist trauma hub has always been to mirror how the NHS treats serious and catastrophic injuries. Victims receive expert and highly specialised medical care in these circumstances, and we think they should get the same level of service from their legal advisors too.

“Bringing the wealth of experience in major trauma that Daryl and Joanna have into the team further extends the depth of skill and expertise we have at our disposal. We’re already one of the most specialised major trauma offerings in London and establishing our City base is exactly the right time to be bolstering the team with two outstanding appointments.”

Moore Barlow’s major trauma service has advised on more than 600 cases since it launched in 2015, including musculoskeletal injuries, severe wounds, head or brain injuries or loss of limbs. The team has secured an agreement to fund rehabilitation in 73% of cases.

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