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Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8EX
DX: 7623

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'Tim Blackwell has a sound judgment and gives the client a great sense of reassurance.'Close quote
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The ‘extremely efficient and well-prepared’ practice head Tim Blackwell assists with the securing of rehabilitation funds and advises families of injured individuals.Close quote
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According to interviewees, Tim Blackwell is "extremely efficient and well prepared, has sound judgement and gives clients a great sense of reassurance." He has a broad practice covering traumatic brain and orthopaedic injuries as well as industrial disease cases.Close quote
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Clients appreciate that Tim Blackwell of Lester Aldridge LLP “deals with every aspect in a human way, with care, respect and empathy.” Additional commentators describe him as “very loyal to clients and determined,” adding that “once he has taken on a case, he sees it through, which clients find reassuring.” He especially focuses on amputation, brain and spinal injury cases.Close quote
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Practice head Tim Blackwell is ‘extremely efficient, well prepared, has sound judgement and gives the client a great sense of reassurance’. He specialises in catastrophic injury cases and also acts as a professional deputy. The multi-lingual team is ‘very highly rated’ and provides ‘a focused personal service that the bigger firms do not match’.Close quote
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Tim is a true asset to Lester Aldridge. I always thought at the end of these 10 years I would not encourage anyone to seek compensation for personal injury. I have to say my opinion is quite the opposite. Words cannot express the sincerity I have in saying that anybody who is lucky enough to instruct Mr Blackwell will be in the safest, most capable, compassionate hands in dealing with the potentially upsetting and turbulent journey of seeking compensation. Not only this but you will receive honest astute advice from a leading expert in complex personal injury.Close quote
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I received the cheque, that was a nice surprise! Just wanted to say thank you to you and your colleagues for all your help, and thanks for putting up with me I can finally lay this to rest. All the best you’ve been brilliant.Close quote

Tim advises on all aspects of personal injury litigation, mostly involving catastrophic or fatal injury. He has particular experience in dealing with cases involving spinal or brain injury, clinical negligence and cases involving industrial disease such as asbestos exposure, particularly mesothelioma.

Recent notable cases:

  • S v Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust – Fatal accident – Clinical Negligence
  • McIntyre v Harland & Wolff (Court of Appeal) – A claim for damages on behalf of the estate and dependent wife of a husband who died from mesothelioma. Damages at 98% of the scheduled claims were recovered at trial. The defendant’s appeal as to the entitlement to a dependency upon a savings / pension fund paid out to the deceased very shortly before his death was successfully opposed. The Court of Appeal considered the effect of Section 4 of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 in detail.
  • G v B – veterinary surgeon – Traumatic brain injury – £400,000

Recent examples of work or case studies:

  • Advising where the claimant crew member of a passenger liner sustained personal injury (principally psychiatric) in an attack by Somali pirates off the east coast of Africa. The claim gave rise to the difficult issues of breach of duty, causation, jurisdiction and quantum and was successfully compromised in advance of trial.
  • Acting on behalf of a child who was 5 days old at the time of a car accident when she suffered catastrophic injury which resulted in paraplegia. Tim was successful in recovering £1.8 million for her and helping her with her future rehabilitation and medical treatment, and providing a suitably adapted home.
Membership Association of Personal Injury Lawyers APIL logo
Accreditations Law Society Accreditation Personal InjuryAPIL Senior Litigator

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