Carly Forrest

Ranked by both Chambers & Legal 500 UK, Carly is a Partner and Solicitor Advocate who has worked exclusively in the personal injury field for almost 20 years handling a full range of EL, PL and motor claims. Her specialty is in catastrophic injury claims involving head/brain injuries, severe spinal conditions and amputations as well as psychiatric and psychological disorders. Carly is also extremely experienced at handling fatal claims having defended a case which reaffirmed the law in relation to secondary victim claims and having represented her insurer clients in the UK Supreme Court.

Carly routinely assists insurers and their policyholders in the immediate aftermath to coordinate post-accident investigations as well as their internal and external communication strategy and approach. She is often instructed at the outset of a claim, well before any litigation has commenced to assist develop a clear defence strategy. Carly also frequently assists clients negotiate and conclude any claim/s well in advance of any court proceedings being raised.

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Clients say Carly is “proactive” and “gives her advice with the business perspective in mind”. Carly is also known for being extremely personable and for working collaboratively with her clients to achieve the best possible outcome in each and every case.

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  • Carly is an active member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.
  • She regularly provides training sessions and legal updates to her clients.
  • Carly’s experience includes handling claims in the Scottish courts to which the law of a foreign jurisdiction applies.

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  • Ranked Band 1 for Insurance and Band 2 for Personal Injury in Chambers UK 2024
  • Ranked leading individual in Personal Injury; Defender in Legal 500 UK 2024.