Birchall Blackburn Law recruits new lead for serious injury team

Birchall Blackburn Law has appointed experienced lawyer Quentin Underhill to lead its serious injury team in the region.Birchall Blackburn Law has appointed experienced lawyer Quentin Underhill to lead its serious injury team in the region.

Quentin, a specialist in serious and catastrophic injury cases, joins from Cheshire-based CFG Law where he was a partner. His previous experience also includes roles with DWF and Eversheds.

At Birchall Blackburn Law he will be responsible for developing the firm’s serious injury service and growing the team across its North-West offices.

Quentin said: “Serious injury cases take time to resolve, so our role is supporting our clients as their case progresses and ensuring we do everything we can to aid their rehabilitation. My approach is to take an amicable and collaborative approach wherever possible.

“In my career, I have worked in senior roles for both claimants and defendants, so I know the strategies to employ to get the best outcomes for my clients.

“I was drawn to Birchall Blackburn Law because they are a progressive firm with strong credentials in the field of serious and life changing injuries. This is great opportunity to grow and develop the team further.

Andy Rattray, Partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, said: “In all our injury lawyers we look for people with genuine empathy and who have a determined focus on assisting with the rehabilitation of our clients.

“Over many years, Quentin has proved himself to be a very committed lawyer who works tirelessly for clients. It’s a pleasure to welcome him to the team.

A graduate of Newcastle University and The York College of Law, Quentin, qualified as a solicitor in 1994 after completing his training with DLA Piper in Leeds.

After various roles in Leeds, Manchester and the North East, he spent four years in Brisbane, Australia, working for two large law firms.

He returned to the UK in 2007 to become Head of Insurance in Leeds with Eversheds and later a director in DWF’s insurance team, before joining CFG Law in 2015 where he was a partner and head of legal.