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Julia Prior

Personal Injury

Senior Associate

"I get huge satisfaction from helping clients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by an accident"

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I’ve been a Personal Injury lawyer since 1990 and have dealt with a huge variety of different types of claims including RTA, Occupiers/public liability, abuse claims, accidents at work, industrial disease (asbestos related injury and noise induced hearing loss).

I have dealt with a number of catastrophic brain injury claims ranging from young children to elderly clients. I often deal with claims where liability is disputed and recently had a case go to the Court of Appeal where we successfully resisted the Defendant’s application to appeal against the successful outcome at trial.

I have a special interest in claims involving animals, and have dealt with claims including horses, dogs and cows.

In my spare time I am Chair of Trustees for charity Smile 4 Wessex based at Wessex Neurological Unit at Southampton General Hospital.

Career Highlights

  • Pursuing a seven-figure settlement for a client injured after a fall at work
  • Agreeing liability in the case of a client whose knee was severely injured in an accident at a holiday park – This was a liability dispute which we won at Trial and resisted the Defendant’s application to appeal
  • Agreeing damages of £850k for an elderly man knocked down by a vehicle


What our Customers Say

" ‘Julia Prior exemplifies the calm and competent manner of this firm. She is very good at handling clients in a way that helps them understand what is going on and what they need to do, which in turn helps them maximize their claims.’ - Legal 500 "
" 'Julia was empathetic from the start, working sensitively with me when I was still in a traumatised state, and demonstrated a depth of experience with injury, knowing how to alert me to details I was likely to forget or fail to attend which would be useful for my case. She was very easy to work with, conveying the legalese in a transparent way, and attending promptly to questions. It was a pleasure to have her look after me.’ - Mrs Y "
The Law Society accredited - Clinical Negligence
The Law Society accredited - Personal Injury
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers - Accredited personal injury practice
Action against medical accidents - Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
Headway, the brain injury association - Head Injury Solicitor 2016
Spinal Injuries association