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Emily Woodhead

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1-3 Charter Square
S1 4HS
United Kingdom
Languages English

Emily is a Senior Associate in our Insurance and Reinsurance Group based in our Sheffield office. She is a skilled civil litigator with over 12 years’ experience. Emily acts for large self-insured clients and a large central government department across a range of personal injury claims. 

Emily has vast experience of acting on behalf of large insurance companies, corporate insureds, and government departments and provides pragmatic and straight forward advice allowing clients to resolve disputes in a cost-effective way. Emily has experience of dealing with claims ranging from modest to multi-million-pound figures. 

Emily’s specialism is EL/PL claims, with a particular interest in liability disputes and multi-party litigation. 

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Relevant experience

  • A multi-million-pound chronic pain claim resulting in very modest damages being awarded at trial. 
  • At trial with numerous claims for a large government department.
  • Major insurance companies in relation to catastrophic injury claims.
  • Early strike out of a significant claim pursued by a litigant in person against a large government department.
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  • 2008 - Law LLB (Hons), Northumbria University, Newcastle.
  • 2008 - Legal Practice Course, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
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