Qualified as both a Solicitor and Barrister, I am a highly experienced personal injury and commercial litigant with a passion for client service. I understand the constraints of legal practice that Solicitors work under. Having worked in client-facing roles for much of my legal career, I adopt a personable approach to building rapport, understanding what both the client and the solicitor wants and how I can assist them.
PERSONAL INJURY EXPERTISE
With almost twenty years of experience in Personal Injury Law, I have acted for both claimants and defendants in a wide range of fast track and multi-track personal injury cases including:
- Employers Liability & Industrial Disease
- Road Traffic claims
- Workplace injuries
- Public & Product Liability
- Personal Injury & Road Traffic claims with Fraud/Low Velocity Impact/Credit Hire
- Complex, £multi-million cases
- Catastrophic injuries as well as Claims Portal cases
EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Instructed by companies from large construction and consumer goods firms through to smaller organisations, I have successfully represented cases in many aspects of commercial law including:
- Contractual disputes
- Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Liquidation
- LPA Receivers
- Pursuit under guarantee
- Credit Agreements and Credit Hire
Now called to the Bar, as a Barrister with Clerksroom I thrive on the variety of cases I am instructed on and the challenge of successfully defending my clients in court. I regularly appear in County Courts as well as the Royal Courts of Justice, including the High Court. Using my client-facing, Solicitor background, I adopt a ‘plain English’ approach to speaking clearly and keeping arguments simple and succinct so that judges, clients and everyone understands the legal position.
When not in court, I like to play golf and am learning how to fly. I love travelling and speak French, Spanish, Italian and Russian.
For expert civil or commercial legal representation and advice please call 01823 247247 or visit www.clerksroom.com.
- Civil & Commercial Litigation
- Personal Injury claims
- Employer Liability, Employers’ Liability & Industrial Disease
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Contractual disputes
- Bankruptcy, Insolvency and LPA receivers
- Credit Agreements & Credit Hire
- Public Liability & Product Liability
- Landlord & Tenant, Housing & Disrepair
February 2020 – to present
Barrister I Lawyer I Personal Injury I Civil Dispute Resolution I Commercial Law I Contract Law
Clerksroom is an award-winning chambers which provides legal representation, advice and mediation at all Courts and Tribunals in England and Wales.
As a civil and commercial barrister, I accept instructions in a wide range of fast track and multi-track cases including:
• Personal Injury
With extensive experience as both a Solicitor and Barrister, I have acted for Claimants and Defendants in a huge variety of multi-track Personal Injury cases, including portal and catastrophic injuries and Holiday Sickness claims. I specialise in Industrial Disease and Employers’ Liability, as well as Personal Injury cases relating to Road Traffic, Public & Product Liability.
• Road Traffic Accidents
I act in Road Traffic cases both with and without Personal Injury, including Motorcycle Injuries and small claims hearings. I am instructed in Road Traffic Accident & Personal Injury cases with Fraud and Low Velocity Impact for both claimants and defendants and have dealt with Stage 3 and infant approval applications.
• Commercial Dispute resolution
Facing a contractual dispute, bankruptcy, insolvency, winding up petition or LPA receivers issue? I am instructed on a range of business issues including credit agreements, guarantees, and liquidation. I have successfully helped large companies to pursue payment for goods supplied under credit agreements and represented claimants in high-value credit hire litigation.
• Property / Landlord & Tenant
I have represented landlords, tenants and individuals in commercial and residential housing and disrepair disputes including mortgage possessions, mortgage applications, LPA receivers possession, possession involving trespassers, recovery of rent arrears, evictions, orders for sale and other matters.
For expert legal representation and advice in Personal Injury, Road Traffic, Commercial Law, Contract disputes and other legal cases please call 01823 247247 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practising Pupillage I Personal Injury Law I High Court
October 2019 – January 2020
During my practising pupillage, I undertook all types of case work including drafting complex advices in respect of multi-track personal injury matters, several multi-track personal injury trials and a number of High Court matters.
Self Employed Advocate I Qualified Solicitor I Civil Law I Landlord & Tenant I Insolvency I Commercial Law
July 2019 – October 2019
As a self-employed advocate and qualified solicitor, I was instructed on a huge variety of civil matters including mortgage possessions, mortgage application, LPA receivers possession, possession involving trespassers, Landlord & Tenant issues both domestic and commercial, charging orders, orders for sale, third party debt orders, unlawful interference with goods, applications for penal notice, injunction applications, insolvency proceedings, winding up petitions, fast track trials on personal injury and commercial matters, small claims hearings involving road traffic accidents, commercial disputes and all other matters, interim applications etc.
Senior Solicitor I Personal Injury Claims I Road Traffic Accident I Employer Liability I Public Liability
Ward and Rider Solicitors
July 2018 - July 2019
As a Senior Solicitor, I dealt with all types of Claimant Personal Injury claims to include portal and catastrophic injuries and including Road Traffic Accident, Employer Liability, Public Liability and disease claims. I was instructed to deal with all Stage 3 and infant approval applications as well as applications to set aside judgment, applications to transfer proceedings, applications under CPR Part 35, applications to vary directions and trial dates, applications to adduce further evidence, applications for summary judgment, applications to strike out, applications for relief from sanctions, applications to debar evidence etc.
Senior Solicitor I Motor Claims
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Jun 2017 – July 2018
At DAC Beachcroft I dealt with motor claims and recovery on behalf of a large insurance company. AS a specialist in this area, I dealt with the more complex, high-value recovery claims which involved a higher level of advocacy, such as dealing with costs and case management conferences and budgeting, applications to set aside judgment, applications to transfer proceedings, applications under CPR Part 35, applications to vary directions and trial dates, applications to adduce further evidence, applications for summary judgment, applications to strike out, applications for relief from sanctions, applications to debar evidence etc. I also dealt with complex costs hearings, drafted all of my own pleadings and conducted my cases from beginning to end.
Senior Solicitor I Personal Injury Department I Multi-track cases
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP
Apr 2011 – Apr 2017
As a senior solicitor in the Personal Injury Department, my caseload consisted of all multi-track cases from £25,000 to £1,000,000 and those of lesser value but of a more complex nature, thus rendering the claim suitable for multi-track. I provided frequent training events and seminars on a variety of subjects including fraud and dishonesty and was actively involved in business development, marketing and PR.
Solicitor I Team Leader I Employer Liability & Public Liability Claims
Jun 2009 – Apr 2011
I supervised a legal team dealing with cases involving employer liability and public liability claims.
Team leader I Road Traffic Accident Department
November 2007 – June 2009
As a Team Leader, I supervised three teams dealing with delegated authority Road Traffic Accident Defendant work, up to a value of £25K. My role involved very close supervision, signing of reports, reporting to insurer clients, budgetary control, appraising staff, allocation of resources, recruitment, discipline, marketing, drafting and agreeing SLAs, ensuring accurate reserving, bidding for work, managing KPI’s and training.
Solicitor I Commercial Disputes
Berrymans Lace Mawer/Connexion Partnership
November 2003 – November 2007
Dealing with Defendant Commercial Disputes, I managed a diverse caseload with approximately 65% fast track and the remaining being multi-track. I was actively involved in developing the Claimant arm of the practice as well as actively marketing the Defendant offering.
Trainee Solicitor I Personal Injury I Clinical Negligence
March 2003 – November 2003
Completing my training contract, I dealt with a caseload of predominantly EL fast track Personal Injury matters with some Clinical Negligence claims.
Trainee Solicitor I Personal Injury I Clinical Negligence
Hatch Brenner Solicitors
January 2002 – March 2003
Whilst on a training contract I assisted the Personal Injury Partner. Working under her supervision, I dealt with all types of personal injury and clinical negligence cases of a complex nature and of high value.
Paralegal I Commercial Dispute Department
April 1999 – January 2002
As a paralegal in the Commercial Dispute Department, I worked for one of the partners dealing with property disputes on a commercial and domestic basis.
“...I just wanted to pass on my comments about Wendy Turner who did a case for me this morning. Not only did she achieve a really excellent result for my client, but she was professional, attentive, well prepared, organised and was just a complete pleasure to deal with from start to finish. I will definitely be looking to book Wendy again subject to her availability. Please pass on my thanks to Wendy, and a general thank you to everyone at Clerksroom for always looking after me. ”
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