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Sheryl Bignell

Senior Associate, Manchester

Sheryl is a Senior Associate in the Occupational Health team based in Manchester specializing in a range of litigation on behalf of insurers, loss adjusters, individuals, local authorities and large self-insureds.
Sheryl Bignell


Sheryl specializes in defendant insurance personal injury work and has expertise in many different types of claims including accidents at work, public liability claims such as trips/slips and cases involving products liability. She also deals with occupational disease and fatal accidents.

Sheryl speaks at training sessions for insureds and insurer clients on EL/PL claims handling and legal updates. She also assists with training and supervision of junior fee earners.


Public Liability: defendant not liable for fall over banister in nightclub premises

Recent Cases

  • Successful dismissal of an accident case at limitation trial - the case was commenced 5 years late by an employee of a high profile equine establishment following a riding accident. There was no good reason for the delay.
  • Successfully defending a nightclub at trial after the Claimant alleged that he sustained injury due to bannisters being too low (article below and also featured on BBC's Claimed and Shamed)
  • Succeeding at trial on a Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome case on the basis that the Claimant had knowledge for limitation purposes at least 40 years earlier.

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