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Darren Earnshaw - Senior Legal Advisor

Darren EarnshawDarren has recently joined our team and brings with him over 29 years knowledge and experience. He previously worked for a well-established Liverpool City Centre practice where he conducted Civil Litigation and Private Client matters.

Darren is approachable, conscientious and deals with all matters from initial instruction through to settlement or Final Hearing.

Darren’s areas of expertise include:-

  • Accidents at work
  • Public Liability Claims (slip/trip)
  • Occupiers Liability Claims (slip/trip)
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (C.I.C.A)
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Industrial Disease Claims
  • Clinical Negligence Claims
  • Probate
  • Contested Probate
  • Court of Protection
  • Power of Attorney
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Employment Law
  • Landlord & Tenant

Darren has worked on approximately 500 cases including litigation and wills & probate per year.  Darren is supervised by Gillian Lavelle.

In Darren’s spare time he enjoys running and he is also a season ticket holder with Everton Football Club. He also enjoys watching both codes of Rugby.

Darren is a member of the Runcorn Christian Aid Committee arranging fundraising events’ that work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality.

Darren has also joined the Board of Trustees for Halton Carers Centre, Runcorn.  Halton Carers Centre is a registered charity and a company limited by a guarantee.  Their aim is to ensure that carers in Halton receive the best possible advice and support to meet their needs.

Cases of Note:

In 2010, Darren was involved in a Multi-Party Civil claim.  This involved in obtaining settlement for over a 1,000 Claimants in his cohort, who had been adversely affected by the escape of sewage odour from the Sandon Dock Waste Water Treatment Plant in Liverpool. Global settlement of £4,000.000.00 was achieved on behalf of 3000 registered Claimants.

In 2013 Darren settled a claim for £96,000.00 damages, the case involved an Ambulance Trust who had failed to collect and take patient to the hospital within the scope of the Standard Operating Procedures thus resulting in the patients’ death.  The claim was brought by the family which included a dependency claim.

In 2016, Darren settled a claim for £75,000.00.  The case involved a 4 year old child who was playing with a pram, where part of the pram became defective and penetrated her eye.  As a result the child lost sight in one eye.  A claim was brought by the family as the pram was classed as a defective product.

Contact:  DarrenEarnshaw@wigansolicitors.com

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McCarthy Bennett Holland Solicitors

26, Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan WN1 1TD

01942 206060

01942 200505

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