Flora Wood

Flora is a Partner and Head of the Insurance and Liability Claims Team.

She offers support on all aspects of liability claims involving personal injury and accidents. Flora acts for businesses, public sector, government agencies, and insurance companies. Flora offers advice both before and after the issue of proceedings in relation to all types of negligence claims including fatal accidents, brain injury cases, road accidents, occupiers liability and public liability claims.

Flora's level of expertise and excellence is recognised by the Law Society who have made her a member of the Society's Personal Injury Panel which provides accreditation to specialists in her field.

Prior to studying law, Flora worked as a paralegal in Sydney Australia and conducted a research project of a set of Chambers in London. She also worked for The Economist in their special reports section, undertaking both editorial and research work.

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for an employer facing a claim by a disabled employee for failure to install a stair handrail at work which (it was alleged) resulted in injury. This case involved scrutiny of the risk assessments carried out on the employee and the employee's own behaviour at work.
  • Representing a Defendant in relation to a fully contested road traffic claim where the Claimant sustained a permanent injury affecting his future employment prospects and the claim was valued in excess of £500,000. Negotiating settlement shortly before the liability hearing for just over £40,000 inclusive of costs.
  • Acting for a local Football Club and advising them in relation to a personal injury claim against the club by a visiting player, including dealing with issues of indemnity insurance and pre-action disclosure.
  • Acting for a Defendant in relation to a brain injury claim valued in excess of £5m. Steering a clear line between assisting with effective rehabilitation and challenging an excessive and inadequate care package.
  • Acting for a Defendant landowner in relation to a claim involving a road accident allegedly caused by excessive flooding of the highway and achieving settlement by alternative dispute resolution thus achieving a result for the client at low cost.
  • Acting for a farmer in the defence of an Occupiers Liability Act claim by an independent contractor following a fall through a roof and successfully negotiating a reduction of a third for contributory negligence.
Flora Wood

Flora Wood

Partner

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