Getting you back on track
after serious injury

About us

We are Serious Law LLP, an acclaimed UK law practice specialising in catastrophic injury cases. Ranked in the Legal 500, we focus on brain injury, spinal injury, cerebral palsy and other serious injuries.

Founded in 1989, our unique and highly innovative firm was one of the country’s first to deal exclusively with personal injury. Today, Serious Law LLP is established as a leading firm in handling high-value cases with a successful track record of numerous multi-million pound settlements.

To help our seriously injured clients and their families regain control of their lives, we provide an all-encompassing service that comprises expert legal assistance, together with a range of financial and after-care support, including the provision of rehabilitation, vocational training, and housing and transport adaptation.

Our firm is committed to protecting those who are incapacitated and amongst the most vulnerable in society – both during and beyond the settlement of their case. We have a thriving Court of Protection department, which manages our clients' affairs to ensure that they have a comfortable, secure and solvent future.

We maintain close relationships with national charities, spinal centres, medical and care experts, consultants, specialist barristers and other prominent catastrophic injury professionals, and we regularly achieve success in complex injury cases rejected by other firms.

Serious Law LLP has offices in Bolton & Cambridge and operates on a nationwide basis, rebuilding the lives of those affected by serious injury. Our practice is committed to excellence in all areas of client care and we are dedicated to the pursuit of professionalism and results.

Our story so far

  • 2020 We retain our top tier Legal 500 status

  • 2020 Serious Law becomes a legal support service provider to the charity, Child Brain Injury Trust, for their Birmingham region

  • 2019 We retain our top tier Legal 500 status

  • 2019 We become the legal services provider to support the injured policyholders of two leading specialist cycle insurers

  • 2018 We are promoted to the top tier of the Legal 500

  • 2016 Re-accredited, achieving an even higher ranking in the Legal 500. November saw the Court Approval of our biggest ever damages settlement (£12.3 million)

  • 2015 We become the first corporate sponsors of the Wheelchair Tennis Development Network and the ITF2 Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

  • 2014 We receive a Special Recognition Award from Back Up, the national spinal cord injury charity, for our support for their mentoring programme

  • 2014 Serious Law is selected by global insurer Allianz to form joint venture law firm ALP Law

  • 2014 We move up a division in the Legal 500, with individual recommendations for John Sherrington and Matthew Heap

  • 2013 Serious Law is admitted to the prestigious Legal 500

  • 2012 Having achieved numerous multi-million pound settlements over the years, a landmark is reached as we settle a case with a capitalised value in excess of £10 million pounds

  • 2010 The inaugural 'Serious Law LLP Charity Golf Classic' takes place on behalf of Spinal Research at The Belfry's Brabazon Course

  • 2008 We start work with Back Up to support their mentoring programme

  • 2008 We are awarded both the Lexcel and Investors In People accreditations on first application. All subsequent re-applications have been successful

  • 2005 The business is re-branded as Serious Law LLP to reflect our focus on serious and catastrophic injury cases

  • 2004 As the number of very serious and catastrophic injury cases increases, a specialist Catastrophic Injuries Unit is created

  • 1989 Serious Law LLP is established. Originally known as Sherrington & Co. and subsequently Sherrington Law, we are one of the first law firms in the country to work exclusively in the field of personal injury

Making a difference

Serious Law encourages and supports our colleagues in a wide range of pro bono work, community volunteering and charitable fundraising activities.

We also seek opportunities to support programmes that have lasting impact.

We have been patrons of Bolton Lads & Girls’ Club for over 20 years and were closely involved in raising the money to develop their current facilities We are proud that Bolton became the blueprint for the development of the OnSide Youth Zones which are opening across England, offering young people inspirational state-of-the-art facilities and helping them develop to their full potential.

We are proud sponsors of Back Up, a highly respected national charity that works to transform the lives of those with a spinal cord injury. The Back Up Mentoring Programme, which we support, matches those injured with mentors who have been through similar experiences.

Uniquely, the mentoring extends beyond the person injured to include their partner or children, all of whom may be struggling to adjust in different ways. The Back Up Mentoring Programme has already received acclaim from the International Spinal Cord Society.