Is your car insured properly? Our Partner Michael Pace gives his expert analysis below. ...
I wanted to be a Solicitor from an early age! After I graduated from my first choice of university, UEA, in 2004, I chose to look for employment in order to gain valuable experience rather than go on to do the Legal Practice Course (LPC) straight away. I was soon offered a position as a Paralegal with a choice between Conveyancing and Personal Injury. I chose the latter and I have thoroughly enjoyed doing Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work since then.
Whilst working full-time and, latterly, whilst also doing my Training Contract at Andrew & Co LLP (where I started in April 2012), I continued my studies on a part-time basis, firstly obtaining a Professional Diploma in Law and then continuing on with the LPC. I passed the LPC with a Merit and I was also proud to win the Personal Injury Prize. I was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor of England and Wales on 15 July 2014, which was a huge personal and professional achievement.
I have experience in dealing with many different types of claim, such as road traffic accidents, including claims to the Motor Insurers Bureau; trip/slip accidents; accidents at work; criminal injury claims; product liability claims; claims involving children and claims for clinical negligence. I feel passionate about representing clients in what is often an extremely difficult time in their lives. I like to build up a relationship with my clients and feel that an important part of my role is to obtain any rehabilitation they need, whilst also dealing with their claims in as timely a fashion as possible.