Hywel Thomas

Senior Associate Solicitor, Abuse

Career

Hywel qualified as a solicitor in 1996.

Throughout his career, Hywel has represented claimants in personal injury claims. In 2001, he started to specialise in representing survivors of childhood abuse.

He has represented claimants in many group actions including those against Manchester City Council and the Nugent Care Society.

He has also brought claims on behalf of survivors against religious organisations, charities, individuals, schools and other organisations, and has made claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and the Residential Institutions Redress Board.

Hywel recognises that making the decision to bring a claim, and the process of pursuing a claim can be emotionally difficult.

Hywel takes time to fully explain what are often complex and technical points of law to his clients to make sure that they understand his advice before they decide how to proceed.

He also seeks to make sure that his clients are fully supported and can express what they want to achieve from bringing a claim. For many people being supported, listened to, and understood can be as important as getting compensation.

During his career Hywel has also represented people who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries including brain injuries, spinal cord injury and amputation.

Interests outside of Work

Outside of work Hywel is a Trustee at the Manchester-based charity, 42nd Street, which provides support to young people with mental health issues. He also enjoys gardening, cooking, travelling and visiting exhibitions.

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