Linda Medhurst

Job Title: Associate

Location: Manchester

Personal Injury

Linda is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who has over 20 years of experience in the legal industry. Linda trained in Manchester whilst working for specialist personal injury practices who were experienced in providing legal services to major legal expense insurers and trade unions. She has been handling client files for over 19 years, and brought her knowledge and enthusiasm to JMW in January 2013.

Linda’s experience is extremely strong and makes her a tenacious, passionate advocate for her clients. She understands the importance of offering an efficient and friendly service while maintaining a professional but firm approach. She never loses sight of the fact that this can be a stressful time and she prides herself on the fact that her clients continue to recommend her to their families and friends.

When not at work, Linda enjoys cooking, attending the theatre and walking her two dogs, Kevin and Annie.

Why did you join JMW?

JMW have had a fine reputation for many years and of the numerous personal injury practices in Manchester there are very few who have not only stood the test of time but have had their reputation grow like JMW. The addition of Joy Kingsley has raised the profile massively and these are exciting times for the firm.

Who would you...

Share a pint with:

Victoria Wood and Fidelis Morgan are both women of wit, character and as mad as a box of frogs (in a good way!). It would be an interesting evening...

Have cook for you:

Andrew Nutter. A local lad done good!

Spend a night in with:

My old school chums, known as The Class of '85. Every time we get together it's just like we're 16 again.

Key cases

  • Successfully compromising the claim of an assistant restaurant manager who struck her knee against a beer barrel in a congested cellar during the course of her employment. The client sustained a straightforward injury to her knee which later developed into complex regional pain syndrome. The claim settled for £75,000.
  • Securing damages of £95,000 for a man injured whilst lifting a generator from the back of a works van. He sustained disc damage to his spine.
  • Successfully compromising a claim arising out of a road traffic accident where the claimant sustained facial injuries and a number of fractures to his pelvis and leg for £125,000.
  • Securing an award of £10,000 for a six-year-old boy at the date of the accident, eight years old at the date of hearing, who sustained a 22 mm laceration to his face whilst running across a school playground, striking his face on a container placed there by the defendant. This case is reported on Lawtel with the following reference: .

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