Naomi is a skilled personal injury and dispute resolution lawyer who has represented corporate and public bodies for over sixteen years, defending employer, public and property damage claims. She also advises clients in the holiday and travel industry on claims involving foreign and multi-jurisdictional issues. Naomi has a unique insight into the various competing HR issues facing employers today and works collaboratively with clients in the management of workforce injury and health claims. She is particularly experienced in responding to multiple claim scenarios and setting the strategy for the management of groups of claims in order to limit ongoing exposure.
Naomi regularly provides training to colleagues and clients on a variety of topics including civil procedure and claims handling.
- All aspects of personal injury claims (including dealing with complex liability and quantum issues and fraudulent claims)
- Employer liability claims (including stress/disease/bullying and harassment)
- Public liability claims
- Clinical negligence
- Product liability claims giving rise to injury
- Transport and aviation claims (including delayed flight and lost baggage)
- Catastrophic and life-changing injury claims
- Advising a blue-chip retail company upon the discovery of asbestos within their head office, to include advice on the strategic management of numerous claims arising.
- Advising the board of a household name on the strategy for dealing with the consequences of using unsuitable fleet vehicles which were causing injury.
- Coordinating and securing complex evidence to determine the liability issues arising out of a six-vehicle collision on a race track during manufacturing testing.
- Advising a government organisation on liability issues associated with a training facility responsible for training multiple new recruits.
- Investigating and advising on liability and quantum issues in a foreign jurisdiction after a schoolgirl allegedly fell through a glass balcony at a hotel.
- Advising a nationwide postal delivery company on their severe weather policy following a tranche of personal injury claims brought against them by their delivery staff following a period of adverse weather. The potential claims exposure was significant due to the number of staff and sites involved. Naomi worked closely with the client, obtaining evidence across multiple sites and co-ordinating the response on multiple claims. With the benefit of the data bank of evidence created, the client was able to establish that it had not breached its duty of care and numerous claims were withdrawn.
- Advising a self-insured government body on a series of noise-induced hearing loss claims relating to exposure to noise from using chainsaws in the 1960s. Naomi worked closely with the client collating information on their date of knowledge, what they could reasonably have known, and how that had changed over time. Naomi and the client worked together to build up a database of documentation detailing training, advice given and PPE supplied. This enabled the client to mount a robust defence to numerous claims and provided a platform from which to defend future claims.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised by the Legal 500 2020 in Personal Injury: Defendant
Recognised by the Legal 500 2018 in Personal Injury: Defendant
“Methodical” Legal 500 2018
“Great Communicator” Legal 500 2018
Naomi qualified as a solicitor in 2011. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2016, she worked at Eversheds.