Deirdre was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2001 and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2007. She works in the London office defending large loss and catastrophic injury claims.

Deirdre has over 20 years’ experience of working on complex injury claims for large insurance companies. She has a particular interest in claims involving fatalities, brain injuries and chronic pain as well as suspected exaggerated and fraudulent claims. 

Deirdre is recognised for her forensic attention to detail which is particularly useful in analysing high value dependency and loss of earning claims. 

She is also known for her knowledge of the Court Procedure Rules and her way around CRU reviews/mandatory reconsiderations.

Qualifications/Education

  • Qualified as Solicitor in England and Wales in 2007
  • Attended the College of Law obtaining a distinction in the Legal Practice Course
  • F. ILEX 2001

Market recognition

  • Mentioned in The Legal 500 for Defendant Personal Injury, Tier 1

Work highlights

  • Successfully defending dependency claim brought by a partner of a deceased who, after investigations, did not satisfy the criteria set out within the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 to qualify as a dependant.
  • Defending claim for Court of Protection fees claimed on behalf of minors/children in their capacity as dependants.
  • Obtaining favourable costs orders following the late acceptance of Part 36 offers.
  • Dusek v StormHarbour Securities LLP - assisting with the quantum defence of a fatal claim brought by the family of an investment banker.
  • Harris v Perry and Another [2008] - assisting with the liability defence to a claim involving injury sustained on a bouncy castle.