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Phillip Bratt

Principal Associate

Biography

Phillip is ranked as a "Rising Star", "Key Lawyer" and "Recommended" in The Legal 500 2020 and 2021.

Phillip is a Principal Associate who specialises in catastrophic personal injury claims for major insurers, run off agents and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. Phillip has a particular interest in cases involving complex liability and indemnity disputes. Phillip specialises in cases involving maximum severity brain damage, amputations and complex rehabilitation issues. Phillip is well respected throughout the industry for both claimants and defendants for taking a pragmatic approach to cases, whilst being very robust when required.

Phillip is the lead assistant to Elaine Chapman, Head of Large Loss and Technical, London and has day to day conduct of her most complex and highest value cases. Phillip has advised on reserves in excess of £200M million. The highest value case he has been involved with was pleaded at £32M.

Phillip has been nominated for The Law Society Junior Lawyer of the Year 2021 and receives regular high praise from clients and barristers. Stephen Worthington QC and Patrick Vincent QC recently described Phillip’s contribution on a particularly difficult case as “nothing less than outstanding”.

Phillip is also involved with the development and roll out of Weightmans’ predictive analytics tool, PREDiCT.

Some of Phillip’s work highlights from 2020/2021 include defending a £22M road traffic claim in full and settling 3 paraplegic claims claimed in excess of £10M each. Phillip’s current case load is valued in excess of £140M and he has saved insurers more than £150M on the pleaded value of cases during his career.

Phillip is a rehabilitation champion and recently delivered Weightmans’ flagship monthly Large Loss training session on rehabilitation. Phillip has also written articles published by Weightmans on increased care costs and the Ogden 8 changes.

“Phillip Bratt is one of the leading young lawyers in the market and manages the highest value case load with ease despite his young age. He is definitely a partner of the future and already has wide market recognition. He is always on top of his cases” – The Legal 500 2021

‘Phillip Bratt took the time to ensure I fully understood the procedure every step of the way. Clearly knew exactly what he was doing at all times” – The Legal 500 2021

"Phillip Bratt regularly advises defendants on claims with challenging rehabilitation issues, and is experienced in severe brain damage and chronic pain injuries." - The Legal 500 2020

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