Andy Shaw

Partner - Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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"I have over 22 years’ experience in the legal profession. I am head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department at Higgs LLP, and I lead the service provided to those who have suffered major trauma following an accident.”

I handle a wide range of personal injury claims and have a special interest in complex brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex polytrauma, amputations and fatal accidents.

I have considerable experience in dealing with catastrophic injuries, often achieving significant multi-million pound settlements, whilst at the same time focus on providing early access to rehabilitation in order to assist my clients to rebuild and make the best possible recovery following life-changing injuries. I am client focused. Their goals are my goals.

I am one of a limited number of solicitors on the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Headway Solicitors Approved List.

My other professional memberships and accreditations include:

  • Approved solicitor on Headway Panel
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Motor Accident Solicitors Society
  • Birmingham Law Society Personal Injury Group
  • Member of the Birmingham Medico-legal Society
  • £5.5m for a motorcyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in losing capacity. Extensive support provided with additional therapy and case management fees funded at a cost of £200,000 funded by the compensator.
  • £4.8m for a doctor who suffered a traumatically induced stroke following a head on collision with another vehicle resulting in hemiplegia. In addition, a full rehabilitation package was implemented at a cost of £354,000 funded by the compensator.
  • £2.5m settlement secured two years post-accident for a client who sustained a traumatically injured stroke resulting in hemiplegia with increased risk of epilepsy.
  • £1.15m for a motorcyclist who sustained a traumatic brain injury following a collision with another vehicle, in addition to extensive case management and therapy provision.
  • £1.5m for a male who sustained a traumatic brain injury resulting in blurred vision, slurred speech and personality changes.
  • £1.1m secured for a client involved in a head on collision resulting in significant orthopaedic injuries including fracture to ankle, left tibia, hip, pelvis, ribs and lumbar spine in addition to rehabilitation costs of £200,000 funded by the compensator.
  • £808,000 secured for a client who sustained significant orthopaedic injuries to the elbow, right shoulder, right femur and pelvis.
  • £435,000 after contributory negligence deduction for a construction worker who fell from scaffolding.
  • £1.3m secured for a client who sustained a traumatic amputation of the left arm including provision for a private prosthesis.

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Childhood career goal

I wanted to become a professional ten-pin bowler and move to America.


Fitness, my family, my dogs, motorbikes, the great outdoors.

"Andy Shaw and Steve Santy lead the team by example. It is obvious how client and rehabilitation focussed they are and that seems to permeate down through the team"

Legal 500

"Following a motorbike accident, Andy and his team went above and beyond to support me from day one, through my rehabilitation and until closure of my case. I cannot thank the team enough for supporting me, answering all my questions and advising me with professionalism and compassion at all times."

Review Solicitors

"3 years ago I was involved in a life changing car accident. Life changing injuries to arms , face and arms. I was given The choice of 3 law firms to represent me, I chose Higgs. I met Andy and instantly knew he had the correct advise and knowledge to help me."

Review Solicitors

"Andy Shaw is ambitious for the firm, but principally for his clients, bringing an unflappable nature, but with true empathy. He is as good as any personal injury lawyer in the country"

Legal 500

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