Graham has been a Personal Injury litigator since qualification in 2000 and has over recent years also built up a successful practice in Clinical Negligence. He graduated with first class honours in law from the University of Westminster in 1996.
Graham runs a variety of types of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims. He is currently litigating 3 high value negligent birth claims. He recently settled (for 1.2 million pounds) a clinical negligence claim involving a missed diagnosis of breast cancer in a mother of two young children who had their own dependency claim following the sad death of their mum.
Previous cases include: (a) a settlement of just under 1 million pounds where a 13-year-old car passenger was severely injured when it ran into the back of a scaffolding truck; (b) an award of £65,000 for a client whose bile duct was severed whilst undergoing laparoscopic gall bladder surgery; (c) wrongful diagnosis and subsequent negligent treatment of a very rare urachal cancer leading eventually to a settlement of £167,500 (the defendant initially offered £50,000); (d) recovery of more than £140,000 for a client who had been severely beaten and suffered depressed fractures to her skull and brain damage.
Graham is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and is accredited as a Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is very aware of the stresses of bringing what are often very sensitive claims and always puts his clients’ needs and welfare first.
A highly committed, conscientious and skilful Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Lawyer, Graham, who was previously a professional musician, maintains his interest in music and bass playing.
Dear Mr Brierton, We Hope you are well. Emre, myself and all the family would like to thank you very much for taking on and winning his case. Your worked very hard and kept us up to date with everything. We’ve never had to deal with solicitors before but we think we had the best in town. We just want to say take care, don’t work too hard and have a wonderful Christmas, Best Wishes.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the quality of your service. Your humility balances very well with your professional approach. This highly valued quality is very rare in the field of professionalism, and is the vital link in establishing and maintaining rapport and mutual respect.
Your patience and willingness to listen without bias made me feel heard, understood and comfortable. I would have no hesitation recommending your service in particular to people needing legal assistance.
I wish you continued sucess in fulfilling your life’s purpose.
Dear Graham Brierton, Thank you very much for all your help dealing with my case. Thank you also for the time you encouraged me not to give in. It was a great learning experience. Wishing you well.
Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.
In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.
Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).
Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.
Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
— Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson
Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.
— Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors
I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.
— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors
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