Judith Burns is a personal injury specialist with particular experience in serious and catastrophic injury claims. She is equally at ease representing both Claimants and Defendants and is experienced in dealing with complex high value complex injury cases with multi-disciplinary expert evidence.
She is recognised for her ability to quickly develop a rapport with both lay and professional clients by delivering advice, which is straightforward, realistic and robust.
For Defendants Judith acts predominately for a number of high profile retail, logistics, construction companies and healthcare Trusts in employer’s liability and public liability claims. She is also panel counsel instructed regularly by insurers in cases involving suspected RTA fraud and issues of fundamental dishonesty. She has been successful in securing many FD findings in remote hearings. Recently she has provided advice to clients regarding potential claims arising from the pandemic with a view to implementing the necessary safeguards and developing business strategy. Her current case load includes personal injury and Equality Act claims arising from the pandemic.
Her caseload for Claimants comprise the full range of serious complex claims including brain injury, amputation, fatal accident and psychiatric injury claims. She has particular expertise and knowledge in cases involving pain syndromes. She is known for her ability to translate complex medical and legal issues into readily comprehensible practical advice and is trusted by clients who regard her as empathetic and personable. In the Court room Judith’s style is robust. She is known for her forensic yet focussed cross examination in cases involving allegations of fraud/exaggeration.
During a time in which remote working has become the norm for most Judith has conducted many trials using Cloud Video Platform (CVP) and utilised the full range of remote platforms on numerous occasions for conferences and JSM’s. Judith recognises that current circumstances have blurred the distinction between home and work and it is often impossible for matters to be dealt with during ‘traditional’ working hours due to other commitments and flexible working arrangements. She will always endeavour to accommodate requests for conferences or discussions with solicitors at non standard times and be available to discuss matters on an informal basis.