Gibraltar: Isolas LLP Personal Injury Leaflet - February 2019
Last Updated: 15 March 2019

Personal Injury

The Personal Injury Team at ISOLAS LLP offers practical and technical expertise to clients involved in a broad range of disputes. As you would expect from its geographical location, these disputes are often multi-jurisdictional in nature.

Our lawyers – all of whom have trained as barristers or solicitors in the United Kingdom – have experience across all areas of Personal Injury litigation as well as general dispute resolution ranging from vehicle damage claims to home insurance claims.

We are frequently instructed in relation to claims at all levels, whether small claims or multi-track claims, our Personal Injury Team offers strategic advice that will enable you to manage disputes and potential disputes effectively. We strive to gain a thorough understanding of our clients' businesses so that we are in a position to pursue their interests vigorously.

Where appropriate we give careful consideration to alternatives to litigation, and we have successfully negotiated a number of settlements through mediation. When recourse to the courts becomes necessary our lawyers offer strong, determined representation to secure the best outcome for our clients.

ISOLAS LLP

We are a full service Gibraltar law firm and can advise on the full range of legal solutions Gibraltar has to offer. An award winning law firm, ranked by the world's leading directories as a leading firm in Gibraltar, our focus remains solidly on the client and delivering solutions.

Trusted since 1892, ISOLAS LLP is this year celebrating 125 years in Gibraltar, the longest established law firm in Gibraltar.

ISOLAS LLP is proud of its reputation for combining expert legal advice with commercial pragmatism and we are valued by our clients and partners for being practical and confident in the advice we give, a natural consequence of the close, partner-led relationship with the client we work to achieve

The commerciality of the advice that we provide, close attention to cost considerations, our professional network in Gibraltar and beyond, as well as our dedication to leveraging information technology solutions for the benefit of the client, make for a compelling package of advantages over our competition in the local marketplace.

Meet the Team

James Montado - Managing Associate

James is the Firm's Managing Associate and has a leading role overseeing the firm's disputes resolution team. He is recognised and ranked in legal directories for his work on contentious high value civil litigation matters. Within the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence practice, James brings his wider civil litigation expertise to the team and is particularly involved in wider case strategy decisions and technical procedural matters such as cost orders and the admissibility of foreign lawyers' fees.

Danielle Victor - Associate

Following a couple of years at work with one of the leading international players of the local motor trade, Danielle qualified as a Barrister in 2011, joining ISOLAS LLP's dispute resolution team. Danielle's primary focus remains in firm's growing Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence practice, where she has had significant success, acting mainly for Defendants but also for Claimants and whose clients have varied between insurers and claim handers to children and protected parties. Danielle has dealt with a variety of cases ranging from injuries arising from misdiagnosis and negligent treatment of injuries and illnesses to injuries at work and occupier's liability claims generally, to work related-stress claims, road traffic accidents and cases involving catastrophic injuries. Danielle also regularly advises her local and international insurer clients as to cross-border road traffic accident claims on the regulatory intricacies involved and formulating strategy on defending claims and pursuing recoveries arising out of Gibraltar's geographic proximity to Spain.

Matthew Smith - Trainee Lawyer

Matthew commenced his training contract with ISOLAS LLP In October 2017, following a period of work at a specialist Personal Injury law firm in the UK where he gained experience assisting in road traffic accident litigation. Matthew initially joined ISOLAS LLP's dispute resolution team working largely under the supervision of Danielle Victor assisting with her varied Personal Injury caseload, representing mainly Defendant's but also acting for Claimants. Matthew has gained experience working on a range of matters including small claim road traffic accidents, advising on matters of liability and quantum including cases involving complex calculations of future special damages, and assisting in high-value multi-track cases. In January 2019, Matthew was called to the Bar of Gibraltar as a Barrister.

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