Lisa Skyner

Overview: Lisa is a seasoned legal professional who has been in the personal injury industry since 2009. Starting her career as a paralegal while completing her LPC part-time, she qualified as a solicitor in 2013. She has since risen to a Partner position at a firm in the North West and has been involved in significant cases, including the Court of Appeal cases of Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v Laditan.

Education and Background:

  • Undergraduate Degree: 2:2 LLB Hons, University of Chester (2008)
  • Law Conversion: LPC, College of Law Chester (part-time while working as a paralegal)

Professional Recognition:

  • Notable Case Involvement: Participated in discussions and management meetings regarding the Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v Laditan cases.

Specialisation and Expertise:

  • Personal Motivation: Inspired by her mother’s challenging experience with a disability claim, Lisa has developed a deep understanding and empathy for clients navigating similar processes.
  • Field of Interest: Has a particular interest in Contested Probate.

Cases Settled in the Last Few Years:

  • High Settlement for Young Motorcyclist: Secured a significant settlement for a young motorcyclist affected both physically and psychologically by an accident, covering treatment costs, future care costs, and future financial support.

Client Reviews:

  • Lizzie Bolton: “Lisa Skyner became my first point of contact and after a year and a bit she has worked her socks off to help me with my claim, she’s kept me up to date all the way through and fought my corner where I had no knowledge of what to do. I can not thank her enough for her dedication to get me what I deserved and can’t thank them enough.”

Special Interests:

  • Contested Probate: Found particularly interesting and has delved into this field.

Approach:

  • Client Care: Offers professional, friendly, and honest advice. Strives to obtain the highest level of compensation for clients, working tirelessly to overcome any hurdles.
  • Case Management: Handles causation disputes and navigates the challenges posed by the limitations of the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal.

Motivation:

Impactful Work: Finds motivation in changing the lives of the people she works with, providing support and obtaining just compensation for those affected by injuries.

Jonathan Green

Overview: With 7 years of experience in the legal sector, Jonathan specialises in high-value personal injury litigation, including road traffic accidents (RTA) and employer liability/public liability (EL/PL) claims. His expertise also extends to healthcare including clinical negligence and Inquest matters, as well as subrogated property damage claims on behalf of insurers.

Education and Background:

  • A-Level Law: Rainhill Sixth Form College
  • Undergraduate Degree: Law (LLB Hons), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) (2016-2019)
  • Postgraduate Education: Master of Laws (LLM) and Legal Practice Course (PGDip), Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) (2019-2020)
  • Professional Skills Course: Completed
  • Ongoing training for Higher Rights of Audience (HRA): University of Law

Professional Recognition:

  • Data Protection and GDPR Training: Completed through High-Speed Training
  • Mini Pupillage: Atlantic Chambers, shadowing Counsel specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence
  • Advocacy and Ethics Training: Gray’s Inn, London

Professional Memberships:

  • Associated with the Law Society
  • Previously a member of the Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division as a Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor
  • Involved with the Legal Advice Centre at LJMU providing pro-bono legal support

Cases Settled in the Last Few Years:

  • Seven-Figure Settlement: Assisted with achieving for a client with a brain injury from a pedestrian accident with significant comorbidities including alcoholism.
  • Seven-Figure Settlement: Involved in a case for a young professional golfer with a career-impacting foot injury from a road traffic collision.
  • Six-Figure Claims: Acted for NHS Resolution in various claims, including a group action involving an upper limb orthopaedic surgeon in the Midlands.
  • Settlement at Mediation: Assisted in representing a world-renowned Consultant Plastic Surgeon and his insurer in a claim involving Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).
  • Inquest: Successfully acted on behalf of an organisation for young people with disabilities following the sudden death of a service user.

Special Interests: Jonathan has a particular interest in personal injury and healthcare matters. He is very information security conscious. He maintains a meticulous approach to all aspects of cases, especially when addressing issues within factual and expert evidence. Building a strong rapport with clients and maintaining effective lines of communication is a priority.

Motivation: Jonathan is a versatile lawyer whose enthusiasm for work is strong. He is motivated by tackling a range of legal issues for both Claimant’s and Defendant’s.

Additional Information:

  • Advocacy Skills: Keen to develop further and regularly attends court to represent clients;
  • Volunteering: Jonathan regularly sits as a Judge at the National Speed Mooting Competition, providing young aspiring solicitors and barristers the opportunity to develop their advocacy skills.

Michelle Harrop

Overview: Michelle has been a dedicated member of the KLS Law team since 2009, serving as a Receptionist and Administrator. Her role involves managing administrative tasks and ensuring smooth office operations. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys walking her Labrador, socialising, and going to the gym.

Claire Dunning

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Jenny Ellis

Overview: Jenny has 15 years of experience in the motor claims industry, starting in 2005. For the last 9 years, she has focused on the legal side of claims, offering significant expertise in dealing with litigated claims, personal injury, and vehicle damage claims. Since joining KLS Law in 2014, Jenny has worked on both the Claimant and Defendant sides of the business, providing her with an in-depth understanding of how claims are approached from both perspectives.

Education and Background:

  • Ilex Level 3: Completed in 2013
  • NVQ Contact Centre Operations Level 3: Completed in 2010
  • NVQ Contact Centre Operations Level 2: Completed in 2008

Specialisation and Expertise:

  • Litigated claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Vehicle damage claims

Approach:

  • Client Care: Jenny leverages her extensive experience to provide insightful advice and support, ensuring clients understand the claims process from both claimant and defendant perspectives.
  • Case Management: Utilises her deep understanding of motor claims to effectively manage and resolve litigated claims, personal injury cases, and vehicle damage disputes.

Motivation: Jenny is motivated by her ability to navigate complex claims processes and achieve fair outcomes for all parties involved.

Jon Kirkup

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