Meet The Personal Injury Team
Breda Azariah LLB (Hons); Dip. P.I. LIT
Breda is Joint Managing Director having joined Beardsells as a trainee in 1990 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1991. She has specialised in personal injury work for more than 20 years and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Adie Etchells – Paralegal
‘Adie’ is a long standing member of our personal injury staff.
Howard Mansell, LLB (Hons)
Howard is a Senior Solicitor who has specialised in personal injury for almost 25 years, having joined the firm in 1988.
He has held membership of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers since 1995, and deals with high-value claims, involving cases of the utmost severity and fatal accidents.
Julian Bridgman – Paralegal
Julian joined our junior staff in 1990 and is now one of our most experienced members of the paralegal team.
Nicki Simmons, BA (Hons)
Nicki has been specialising in accident at work and other personal injury claims for the last 20 years since being admitted to the roll as a solicitor. She is pleased to be one of those rare breed that can say she thoroughly enjoys her work.
Nicki joined Beardsells from a Manchester city centre practice approximately 7 years ago and has developed a thriving accident at work department.
In her spare time, she enjoys being with her two children. She is also enjoys various sports, such as going to the gym, swimming and a competitive game of tennis.
Ray Hopkinson – Litigation Manager
Ray is a member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and is committed to fighting strongly for all victims of injury. He is one of our most senior claims handlers, having joined us in 1988.
He deals with major loss and fast-track claims. He had a grounding as an Insurance Company lawyer for 10 years before jumping the fence to join Beardsells, and as his experience dates back 4 decades, is our most experienced member of the team.
Wai Yi Suen
Wai Yi Suen LLB (Hons); Dip. P.I. Lit
Wai Yi is our joint Managing Director.
She joined the firm originally as an articled clerk to the founder, Keith Beardsell and qualified as a solicitor in 1989. She became an equity partner in 1997, and upon the creation of Beardsells LLP in 2011, she became joint Managing Director.