Mark Burton chairs Kennedys UK catastrophic injury unit & manages a caseload valued in excess of £100m, including utmost severity brain injury claims involving ‘locked in’ syndrome, vegetative state and altered consciousness.
He is widely regarded as an innovator, including as project lead for an online dispute resolution product which he presented to Lord Justice Briggs during the consultation phase of the Ministry of Justice’s Civil Courts Structure Review. He is running a pilot scheme with a leading hospital as the first law firm to deploy clinical technology for care needs assessment in the claims sector.
He is ranked as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 UK 2017 where he is credited by a source as “... a leader in the field of catastrophic injury for defendants". In the Chambers UK 2018 directory he is a Leading Individual described by a source as a "tough cookie" who is "extremely robust" in representing his clients, with one calling him "the most skilled defendant solicitor I have come across". In Chambers UK 2017 he was described as having "an innate sense about the right strategy for a very complicated high-value case" and “really cutting-edge on reaching innovative solutions to problems”.
When someone makes a personal injury claim following an accident, the law promotes the use of rehabilitation and early intervention in the compensation process so that the injured person makes the best and quickest possible recovery. In practice there are various potential barriers to effective rehabilitation. We will explore, by hearing from both claimant and defendant lawyers, what problems can arise and how to overcome them.