After gaining an MA (hons) in law at Oxford University, Victoria qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and was made a partner at Weightmans in 1998. She has dealt exclusively with catastrophic personal injury claims (EL,PL and RTA) and as lead partner for many years, instructed by leading insurers and other compensators.
Victoria is experienced in dealing with the full range of catastrophic injuries including spinal injuries (including tetraplegia and paraplegia), an extensive range of head injuries (including persistent vegetative state and minimal awareness cases), amputations, brachial plexus injuries etc.
Victoria has been responsible for much innovation with Weightmans' catastrophic injury product including devising our care reserve and brain injury reckoners, funding flowchart, spinal injuries toolkit and periodical payment management service.
'Intelligent, analytical, hardworking and determined', and with 'an amazing eye for detail' ,'exactly the lawyer you want on your side', she is recognised as a 'notable practitioner' in the legal directories - featuring in Chambers UK as 'up and coming' ,' "very bright." She is praised for the way in which she "understands what insurers want" and in the Legal 500 as 'stands out for her legal knowledge' and as 'a strong choice for the most difficult disputes'. Victoria's handling of one tetraplegia case was picked up by one leading insurer client's European auditors and benchmarked by that insurer as setting the standard for European catastrophic injury claims handling best practice.
Victoria has lectured widely to the insurance market on aspects of large loss claims handling. She has had numerous articles published and is a representative on FOIL's Special Interest Group: Catastrophic Claims'