Dawn Humphries.

Partner.

Assistant: Amanda Clarke
Recommendations

Recommendations

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Dawn as a Leading Individual. She is a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The 2024 edition of Chambers UK ranks Dawn in Band 2.

Profile / Experience

Profile / Experience

Dawn is a partner and head of the Personal Injury Department at Lanyon Bowdler where she has practised since 1997.

She believes in empathy, understanding and commitment and will personally see all clients, providing them with both home and hospital visits where necessary. Dawn will also work closely with the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries through our Oswestry Office.

Dawn works predominantly for claimants, including children and those with capacity issues. She specialises in serious and catastrophic brain and spinal accidents arising from RTA and work (involving health and safety liability issues) which result in damages in excess of six figures. Whilst these life altering injuries are devastating, Dawn strongly believes that this should not prevent anyone from persuing their goals. She is passionate about rebuilding confidence and independence.

Dawn also acts in road traffic and occupier’s liability cases as well as industrial disease cases, (eg vibration white finger, asbestosis, industrial asthma).

She also has a number of high profile work related stress cases, including post traumatic stress, and secondary victim claims, ie innocent bystanders.

Dawn has a specialism in military claims, including PTSD and personal injury (particularly back and spinal injuries) that occur both within the UK and during tours of duty overseas. She advises in Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) claims and cold weather injuries (NCFCI), heat illness and amputation cases.

Dawn jointly hosted our national conference, ‘Surviving Spinal Injury – The Journey’ which was held at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry. You can view our spinal injury newsletter here which provides more information about the topics covered at the conference.

Dawn is particularly committed to ensuring that clients not only get the best possible financial result in obtaining early funding for care provision and access to specialist treatment, but she also considers appropriate and accessible housing and adaptations as a priority. She values the need for early rehabilitation, case management and vocational support and feels privileged to work in an experienced Multi Disciplinary Team that takes a holistic approach, with the client’s wishes and needs at the heart of decision making.

Dawn is committed to using mediation as an alternative to trial in dispute resolution and utilises it to avoid the need for stressful protracted expensive litigation.

Dawn is happy to take over cases from other firms or review files where additional specialism is required, the Claimant is dissatisfied or injuries have not yet been fully maximised. She is flexible and approachable and always willing to discuss interesting cases.

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Dawn as a Leading Individual and states: ‘Dawn Humphries heads a ‘friendly and approachable’ team at Lanyon Bowdler. The entire team is client focussed and will not hesitate to go the extra mile even if the costs of doing the same are not recoverable. Humphries leads the catastrophic injury team that frequently advises on complex brain and spinal injuries’.

Testimonials from the 2024 edition of The Legal 500:

‘The team headed by Dawn Humphries immediately helped us understand the ability to take a claim forward but was also very clear on the potential pitfalls. We always felt and were assured there was a whole team there to help and support us and our claim’.

‘We have found there to be a wide range of skilled professionals employed within this practice. The teams of solicitors, led by very accomplished Partners, make themselves readily available and willing to travel widely. Dawn Humphries is highly committed to providing a first class service’.

Dawn is a member of the Law Society Panel of Personal Injury Solicitors, Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a member of Headway (the Brain Injury Association Head Injury Solicitors List) and a member of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).

The 2024 edition of Chambers UK ranks Dawn in Band 2 and states ‘Dawn Humphries handles a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal injury claims. She is active on an array of personal injury cases, including those relating to workplace accidents and RTAs.’

Testimonials include:

“She is very thorough, extremely welcoming and understanding.”

“Dawn is knowledgeable, experienced and good with claimants.”

In her spare time, she is a runner, raising money for local charities. She also figure skates with her two daughters and enjoys playing the piano and cooking.

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Overall, commitment and help was exceptional. Dawn Humphries did a great job from start to finish.

Gareth Jones
Shrewsbury
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Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

The claimant sustained multiple injuries, one of which was a serious head injury....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

This case was contested, and described by the defendants as one of the most complex cases in terms of injury and causati...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Local Lawyer Concerns for Coach Safety

In 2004 new regulations were introduced which stated that any passenger over fourteen must wear a seat belt (if there is...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Pensioner awarded Compensation after Trip

Lanyon Bowdler successfully won a case for a pensioner from Oldham, who tripped when she stepped backwards and caught he...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Severe Brain Damage after being Deliberately Thrown from Moving Car

The claimant aged 40, was left severely brain damaged and requiring 24 hour double up lifelong care after being delibera...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Compensation Claim for Jet Ski Collision

Liability was denied on the basis that the claimant cut across the path of the defendant. Evidence suggested the defenda...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Slip at Work due To Overgrown Moss

Lanyon Bowdler was instructed to act by the claimant who slipped at work due to overgrown moss on a blocked pathway. ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Psychiatric Injuries

Mrs T was not actually involved in the accident. She was at home in England at the time. This would have prevented her f...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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