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Corries Solicitors - Personal Injury Specialists
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Our People

Meet Our Team

Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson

Director

Mark is a Solicitor who has practised in the field of Personal Injury Law for over 25 years. He practises both individually and, as a Director of the Company since 2005 manages a team of dedicated Solicitors and Paralegals.

Having spent a number of years representing Trades Unions and Employment Federations, he developed specialism in Industrial accidents and in particular in the field of Insidious Respiratory Disease such as Mesothelioma, Lung cancer and Asbestosis, regularly dealing with cases of complexity and high value. Mark also deals with Public liability and Road Traffic Accidents involving serious injury.

Mark also deals with claims involving Product Liability and is one of the lead Solicitors pursuing DePuy in respect of the ASR Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Litigation and a member of the National Steering Group contributing to ASR generic investigation, holding a similar role in respect of the Pinnacle Ultamet and Zimmer Durom Group Litigations.

Mark and his team also assisted in the establishment and successful conclusion of a negotiated settlement process against a major Orthopaedic Manufacturer for a number of clients and in the Corin Cormet Group Litigation which reached a negotiated conclusion.

Mark and his team continue to represent a large number of clients affected by PIP Breast Implants.

Outside of work Mark is married with three children and lives near Wetherby. A Keen cyclist he spends his free time riding in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and whenever he can, the high mountains of France.

Howard Bonnett

Howard Bonnett

Director

Howard joined Corries in 2003. He is the Manager of our Asbestos Disease Team and was made a Director in 2016.

Howard had previously worked for 13 years in the law defending asbestos and other cases. He brings his balanced expertise to help his clients and for those of the firm looking for a different perspective

Away from the office Howard is a keen writer and supporter of Doncaster Rovers and contributes to their award winning fanzine.

Charlie Bradley

Charlie Bradley

Solicitor

Charlie re-joined Corries in 2014. He previously worked for the firm in the mid-noughties. He works as a Solicitor specialising in Asbestos Disease claims. In addition Charlie advises on pension claims having worked in pensions for 17 years before beginning his legal career.

Charlie enjoys tackling difficult cases where liability is in dispute. He has had successes in fighting cases other solicitors have dropped. Having worked for insurers he has an insight to how they see claims.

Charlie is a keen countryside walker and Rugby Union fan.

Maria McMurray

Maria McMurray

Litigation Executive

Maria has 16 years’ experience which began with working in the Corries Road Traffic Accident team.

Maria now specialises in Asbestos claims and cases of clinical negligence as a result of negligent eye surgery or laser treatment. Maria prides herself on her clear advice to clients and willingness to listen.

In her spare time Maria loves spending time with her daughter and is a keen runner.

Sarah Worrell

Sarah Worrell

Assistant & File Manager

Sarah joined Corries in 2005. She has over 28 years’ experience in the legal profession and has undertaken a wide variety of work.

Sarah is a File Manager / Assistant for the Asbestos team and makes sure we keep our Clients up to date. She also deals with Probate matters. Sarah prides herself on being a very keen listener and to help people with their claims.

When not at work Sarah loves socialising and enjoys live music of various types.

Dave Lamb

Dave Lamb

Work Pension Claim Technician

Dave is a member of the Work Pensions Claims team. He works on a broad range of mis selling and pension claims involving negligence issues.

Dave has worked in insurance connected industries for 31 years. For the last 23 years he worked in Road traffic claims. Dave joined us in 2015.

Dave loves the great outdoors and is keen hiker and gardener.

Mark B. Dawson

Mark B. Dawson

Work Pension Claim Technician

Mark leads the Corries Hip group litigation team. This is work involving multinational companies and trials which started in October 2017.

Mark has worked in the legal profession for 30 years. He joined Corries in 1999 having worked for several personal injury firms and was made a Director in 2005.

Outside of work, Mark has three children and a passion for cycling.

Richard Walton

Richard Walton

RTA Team Manager

Richard is one or our Road Traffic Claims Team Managers. He works on complex road traffic claims and has built a nationwide reputation in Credit Hire and Private Hire claims.

Richard has spent 18 years in the claims industry and campaigns for fair compensation for accident victims.

Out of the office Richard enjoys spending time with his two daughters and is a keen Everton fan.

Tracy Farman

Tracy Farman

Solicitor

Tracy has been with Corries since 2003 and is very proud to be the manager of our Corries for Women department.

As part of her management of the team, Tracy feels it is important that her own caseload reflects the different areas that Corries for Women deal with. She handles a variety of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Product Liability claims. Tracy’s Product Liability work mostly involves acting for Clients who have been fitted with PIP breast implants and metal on metal hip replacements.

Tracy might have a lot on her hands at work but it’s nothing compared to looking after her two teenage children!

Helen Richardson

Helen Richardson

Solicitor

Helen specialises in medical negligence cases. She works on complex and difficult cases. She also handles Employers liability and Public Liability claims.

Helen joined Corries in 2016 and has worked in the legal profession for 20 years. She has spent time in law management and is dual qualified as a Barrister and has worked as an in-house counsel advising on strategy in relation to credit hire litigation before coming to Corries. Helen particularly enjoys dealing with detailed evidence and pre empting defendant’s arguments.

Outside of work Helen’s greatest pleasure is spending time with her two young children and husband exploring the countryside near her home in Richmond.

Emma Kirkland

Emma Kirkland

Solicitor

Emma is a leading Solicitor in the Corries hips litigation team. She is also involved in other types of cases.

Emma has worked in the legal profession for 17 years. All of this has been at Corries. She has had a broad experience of cases including road traffic accidents, employers liability and industrial disease. Emma has a particular interest in the technical side of evidence and prides herself on being meticulous with details and being thorough.

As a mother of three young boys Emma’s spare time is limited. She enjoys a good pub quiz.

Client Reviews

5-stars-testimonials

£28,000 - Asbestos Claim

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”

£55,000 - Asbestos Claim

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 - Road Accident Claim

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£19,000 - Pension Claim

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£130,000 - Asbestos Claim

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

£9,000 - Work Accident Claim

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

Corries Solicitors Ltd, Melroses Yard, Walmgate, York, YO1 9XF. Registered number: 5517012. Corries Solicitors Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number: 424101. Corries are licenced by the Office of Fair Trading under the consumer credit act 1974 Ref No: 656678/1