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Nuclear tests veterans' lawyer receives second peer accolade

12 November 2009

Rosenblatt Solicitors was presented with an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award for its work on the atomic veterans litigation against the Ministry of Defence at this year's Personal Injury Awards.

Last month Ian Rosenblatt, the men's lawyer, was 'highly commended' at the Law Society's Excellence Awards.

Rosenblatt is representing ex-servicemen who say that they were exposed to ionising radiation when Britain carried out atom and hydrogen bomb tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s.

The award for ‘Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year (claimant)’ went to Neil Lorimer, head of personal injury at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors.

Lorimer acts for claimants who have suffered serious multiple injuries including acquired brain injury, spinal injury and amputees.

Meanwhile, Gilbert Anderson, chairman and head of litigation at Andersons Solicitors, Glasgow, took home the award for ‘Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year (defendant)’. Among other achievements, Anderson was instrumental in the creation of ‘tartan’ actuarial tables, which are widely used by members of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers in Scotland.

Midlands-based firm Keoghs LLP scooped ‘Personal Injury Team of the Year’, while Jonathan Dingle, of 218 Strand, was name ‘Mediation Achiever of the Year’, and the ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ award went to Hannah Rutterford, of Kester Cunningham John Solicitors.

Old Square Chambers scored a hat trick with the set winning the award for ‘Barristers’ Chambers of the Year’, David Wilby QC was praised for his involvement in the Corby case, which was named ‘Outstanding Case of the Year’, and Barry Cotter QC winning ‘Barrister of the Year’.

The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards were organised by Barker Brooks. The panel of judges was chaired by Nicholas Bevan of Bond Pearce LLP.

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