Leading national law firm Simpson Millar has announced the expansion of its Military Claims team with the appointment of Senior Associate Solicitor, Louisa Donaghy.
Joining from law firm Wilkin Chapman and based in Lincoln, she brings her more than 15 years’ experience representing members of the Armed Forces community to the role, with particular expertise in Non-Freezing Cold Injury claims, and claims involving bullying, harassment, abuse, and sexual abuse.
She will also look to advise both serving and former members of the armed forces on Armed forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) claims and appeals.
Committed to working closely with her clients and supporting them throughout the litigation process, Louisa manages high value civilian personal injury claims and has successfully represented hundreds of service personnel; achieving settlements in excess of six figures in many cases.
She is welcomed by the Head of Military Claims, Steven Horsley, who says her appointment to the team further complements the firm’s ability to deliver an unparalleled service to clients who have suffered as a result of injury through no fault of their own.
Steven said: “I am delighted to welcome Louisa to our established, national military claims department. Her many years of experience representing members of the armed forces community, along her with niche practice in bullying, harassment, and sexual assault cases, will further bolster our ability to be open and available to our clients when the need us most.
“Her approachable manner and unique understanding of the environment faced by service personnel, veterans and their families, complements our existing network of highly experienced and dedicated legal experts.”
Commenting on her new role, Louisa said: “Throughout my career I have been motivated to provide the best possible legal advice to my clients at what is often a very difficult and challenging time in their lives, and I am delighted to be joining a firm that strongly believes in that approach and ethos.
“Simpson Millar’s established Military Claims department has a formidable reputation when it comes to protecting the rights people who have been mistreated, or who have sustained an injury while serving in an armed forces capacity.
“The MOD have a duty to take reasonable steps to make sure that all Armed Forces personnel are safe whilst in training, and on operational duties – when this is compromised it is right that they have access to the justice they deserve.”
Simpson Millar is fast-establishing itself as the ‘go-to’ consumer law firm of choice across the country.
The firm employs more than 500 people who perform across several departments in support of clients, including those going through a separation or divorce, people looking to purchase a new home, and those who have become ill or injured because of their work or while serving in the Armed Forces.
The firm is known for its ‘open’ philosophy, and its business aim of opening up the law for both clients and colleagues.