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Our Complex Injury Team

The Complex Injury team at Spencers are not just there to secure compensation for your serious injury, it is also a part of your recovery team. We know that coping with a serious injury can take a long time and we'll be there with you every step of the way. We will do everything in our power to secure our client comprehensive injury compensation by utilising our links with numerous care and rehabilitation experts.

Our team of legal professionals are here for you, and will always focus on your needs.

Andrea Ribchester-Hodgson - Complex Injury Litigator

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Andrea has recently joined Spencers as a Solicitor within the Complex Injury Team. She has extensive experience of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims having worked in the Claimant Personal Injury field for over 15 years, and is currently specialising in high value and complex injury cases predominantly arising from instances of medical negligence, accidents at work and road traffic accidents.

Direct Dial: 01246 266701

Emma Melia - Complex Injury Litigator

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Email Address: Emma.Melia@SpencersSolicitors.com
Telephone Number: 01246 266674

Experience Profile

Emma is a Solicitor and Lead Litigator within the Serious Injury Team which she joined in July 2013. Prior to that Emma was a partner at a well known firm in Manchester for over 10 years. Emma has over 20 years of extensive experience with serious and major injury cases achieving a number of settlements for her clients in excess of £2 million involving brain and spinal injury. Emma is passionate about the outcome of her cases with the sole aim of maximising the award she obtains for her clients and securing early rehabilitation and interim payments to help ensure the best outcome possible for those who have suffered life changing injuries.


Serious personal injury claims with a focus on head and spinal injury, amputations, complex orthopaedics and complex pain syndromes. Emma has a particular interest in equine litigation having a personal interest in horse riding and the equine industry.

Professional Memberships / Accreditations

  • Senior Litigator - Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • BABICM - British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers
  • Expert Contributor College of Law Training Programme on Fatal Accident Claims
  • Headway North Derbyshire ( pending)
  • Legal 500

Online Presence

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Helen Reynolds - Complex Injury Litigator

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Helen is a Chartered Legal Executive having fully qualified in 2006. She has extensive experience of dealing with personal injury claims having worked in the Claimant personal injury field for over ten years. Helen is a specialist in complex and serious injuries including head, brain and spinal injuries, and works closely with clients at every stage of the claim, providing the support and advice needed.

Direct Dial: 01246 266711

Laura Reaney - Complex Injury Litigator

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Laura is a Litigator in our Complex Injury Team and has worked for the company since 1998, originally being apart of CS2 Lawyers. She started as an office junior and then trained as a litigator gaining extensive experience in dealing with claimants with complex and high value personal injury claims. Over the years she has assisted our senior solicitors in dealing with accident claims involving amputations, serious spinal injuries resulting in permanent disability, brain, head injuries and fatal accidents.

Direct Dial: 01246 266679

Mary Kay - Complex Injury Litigator

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Mary is an experienced solicitor who has worked with the firm for fifteen years having joined when it was originally Cutts Shiers Solicitors. After graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a degree in English Literature, Mary began working in the law in 1997 and successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course whilst working full time. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and has worked within the Complex Injury team for six years dealing with high value, complex injury claims. Mary has experience of dealing with a wide variety of claims including catastrophic injury claims, accidents involving fatalities and clients who have sustained serious spinal injuries.

Direct Dial: 01246 266668

Carol Wildman - Complex Injury Paralegal

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Carol has worked for the company since December 2000 originally as part of CS2 Lawyers. Carol has acquired a variety of experience working with Personal Injury teams, the accounts support team and is now as a Paralegal in the Complex injury team. She is currently gaining further knowledge assisting lawyers with serious injury cases and medical negligence claims.

Direct Dial: 01246 266749

Samantha Ibrahim - Complex Injury Litigator

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Samantha, who joined Spencers Solicitors in 2010, is an experienced and qualified Chartered Legal Executive with a strong background in personal injury including acting for claimants involved in accidents at work and in relation to industrial disease, public and occupier's liability. Samantha’s role has evolved and her main focus is now on the provision of Wills and Probate services. Having regularly discussed personal injury trusts and wills with clients over the years, Samantha was drawn to specialising in wills and probate as this was an area she had a particular interest in. Samantha has undertaken conversion courses in will drafting, probate and administration of estates and is passionate about being able to help clients deal with their loved one’s estates at such an already difficult time.

In addition to drafting wills and providing advice on administration of estates, Samantha also obtains letters of administration, grant of probate, lasting power of attorney and Court of Protection deputyship. Samantha prides herself on providing expert advice without legal jargon. Samantha is accessible to clients at their homes or places of work and is happy to be contacted by anyone seeking practical advice or support on any aspect of her chosen speciality.

Direct Dial: 01246 266637

Sarah Wright - Complex Injury Paralegal

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Sarah is a Chartered Legal Executive and has been with Spencers Solicitors since 2008. Sarah works within the complex injury team assisting on cases involving road traffic accidents, employers liability, occupiers liability, criminal injuries and medical negligence. Sarah has a case load of fast track road traffic accident claims, and also has vast experience of road traffic claims and credit hire claims.

Direct Dial: 01246 266771

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