Our People

Simon Ball

Simon Ball is the partner leading Defendant Insurance Litigation and General Commercial Litigation. He graduated from Leicester University in 1987 with an honours degree in Law with French including a Diplôme D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises in French law from Strasbourg University. He joined PTP in 1992 and since then has worked primarily on behalf of European insurers dealing with their litigation in the UK courts and in Europe. He has written numerous articles in French and English on many aspects of comparative law in relation to insurance and RTA law in Europe and has lectured in the UK and abroad. He has been involved in a number of high profile court actions with an international element including Maher v Groupama (Court of Appeal [2009] EWCA Civ 1191 and Knight v AXA High Court [2009] EWHC 1900 He is recognized as a leader in Chambers Legal Directory: The“extremely personable and hands-on” Simon Ball impresses with his “responsiveness, availability and keenness to search out the most appropriate solution.”

You can talk to Simon Ball by calling: 0207 602 0305 or email at: sball@ptp-law.co.uk

Caroline Davies

Caroline read French and German at Exeter University before qualifying as a solicitor in 2000.  After completing her training contact with Liddell Zurbrugg and then Lorenzo Zurbrugg, Caroline moved to Irwin Mitchell’s International Travel Litigation Group in London.Caroline’s background is largely in personal injury/travel litigation representing both individuals and insurers. Caroline has also acted for Claimants against travel companies in many different jurisdictions.

You can talk to Caroline Davies by calling: 0207 602 0305 or email at: cdavies@ptp-law.co.uk

Lesley Mair

Lesley qualified as a solicitor in 1978 after obtaining an MA in French and German from the University of St Andrews. She worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International before returning to private practice specialising in Claimant personal injury work with a leading trade union firm.

Lesley joined the firm in 1995 and is now a Consultant working primarily on behalf of seriously injured claimants. She has been a Member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel since it was founded in 1993 and is an Accredited Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

You can talk to Lesley Mair by calling: 0207 602 0305 or email at: lmair@ptp-law.co.uk

Maud Lepez

Maud Lepez studied law at Assas and La Sorbonne Universities in Paris. She qualified as a French avocat in 2003 and worked in Commercial Litigation and Insurance Litigation in France before relocating to London. She started building her experience in personal injury and road traffic accidents as a claims handler, then qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and joined Pierre Thomas and Partners thereafter. She now deals with a mixed caseload of Claimant and Defendant Personal Injury matters.

You can talk to Maud Lepez by calling 0207 602 0305 or email at mlepez@ptp-law.co.uk

 

Isabel Bathurst

Isabel is the Head of the Personal Injury Department at Pierre Thomas at Partners. She qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and has worked predominantly as a personal injury solicitor with some clinical negligence experience. She has attained a Diploma in Advanced Litigation from Nottingham Law School and is a Senior Litigator Member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Isabel has experience of catastrophic injury claims involving brain and spinal injuries caused by RTA and accidents at work. She has experience of fatal accident claims and has represented clients at inquests.

Isabel has extensive experience in interviewing clients and witnesses, conducting investigations, obtaining expert reports, instructing Counsel and attending pre-trial settlement meetings. She will also take a case to trial if the case merits it.

You can talk to Isabel Bathurst by calling: 0207 602 0305 or email at ibathurst@ptp-law.co.uk

 

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