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Boyes Turner recruits Simpson Millar’s Head of Personal Injury
13 February 2017

Leading regional law firm Boyes Turner has appointed Claire Roantree as a Partner within the firm’s Personal Injury and Industrial Disease practice, joining the firm on 13 February 2017. The appointment represents a growth in the team and reflects the ongoing success of the practice. Claire Roantree joins after 16 years at Simpson Millar LLP, where she was Partner and Head of Serious Personal Injury.

Claire Roantree - new Personal Injury Partner at Boyes Turner

Claire has extensive experience of complex, high-value personal injury cases, and is also a Trustee and Director of Headway South West London.

Kim Smerdon, Head of Personal Injury and Industrial Disease at Boyes Turner, said:

“Recruiting someone of Claire’s calibre and experience to the team at Boyes Turner is a real coup. Claire brings exceptional experience of severe and catastrophic injury claims, and a depth of knowledge and expertise which will bring real benefits to the clients that turn to us for support when they need it most.”

Claire Roantree, Partner at Boyes Turner, said:

“I was looking for a firm with a commitment to clients and dedication to the highest standards of expertise, so a move to Boyes Turner was a natural move for me. I look forward to working with the team at Boyes Turner to deliver positive, life-changing results for people needing support after severe and catastrophic injuries.”

Claire is an experienced personal injury lawyer specialising in high-value severe and catastrophic injury cases. She has particular experience in head, brain and spinal cord injuries, multiple injuries, amputations, PTSD and complex regional pain syndrome. She regularly handles cases in the High Court and the Court of Protection. Claire is a Trustee and Director at Headway South West London, the respected charity supporting people living with brain injuries.


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