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Kelly Chaytor
Kelly Chaytor

Kelly Chaytor

Head of Employer & Public Liability

Kelly has specialised in personal injury law since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2004. She has extensive experience having represented the interests of both individuals and corporate clients in personal injury claims arising out of work place, public liability and road traffic accidents.

Kelly joined NewLaw in 2012 as a Solicitor within the serious injuries team where she acted for clients who had sustained serious and often life changing injuries and is now the Head of the Employer’s and Public liability department at NewLaw. She manages a team of paralegals and solicitors dedicated to pursuing claims on behalf of clients who have been injured at work, on holiday or in a public place.

In her limited free time, Kelly relishes spending time with her family and friends.


Cenric Clement-Evans
Cenric Clement-Evans

Cenric Clement-Evans

Solicitor - APIL Accredited (Fellow)

Welsh speaker Cenric who is a member of the Occupational and Public Liability Department at NewLaw solicitors, is accredited as an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Fellow. He is a member of the APIL executive committee (since 2008) and was formerly co-ordinator of APIL Wales and APIL’s Occupational Health Specialist Interest Group (1998-2008).

A highly experienced personal injury expert, he specialises in accidents at work,. Cases range from farming and agriculture to construction and healthcare (primarily for injured nurses), and also in industrial disease. 

Cenric is the Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales’ Cross Party Group on Asbestos; is the spokesperson for the Right to Know Asbestos in Schools Wales Campaign; a member of the Asbestos in Schools Group and is an observer member of the Joint Union Asbestos Committee. 

Cenric has regularly chaired and lectured at APIL asbestos and industrial disease conferences and has lectured on APIL’s annual Accidents at Work Series since 2003. Over the years he has published many articles on varying aspects of personal injury law.

He is currently a member of the Civil Justice Council Working Group on Fixed Fees in Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims and a member of a Justice Stakeholder Group established by Welsh Government.

He has given many television and radio interviews both in English and Welsh, especially with regards to asbestos issues. 

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Cenric Clement-Evans is recommended by The Legal 500 and is referred to as a noteable practitioner in Chambers and Partners



Lynsey Coleman
Lynsey Coleman

Lynsey Coleman

Solicitor

Lynsey joined NewLaw Solicitors in September 2012, after qualifying as a Solicitor in 2010. 

Lynsey is the Unit Manager of our Occupational and Public Liability department and acts on behalf of claimants who have suffered injury at work or as a member of the public. She has extensive experience in personal injury and has dealt with a wide range of claims during her career to date, including road traffic accidents, manual handling, working at height, defective work equipment, product liability claims, slips and trips and property damage, acting for both Claimants and Defendants. Lynsey specialises in serious orthopaedic injury and has particular interest in cases involving complex fractures, amputations and fatalities; however she has experience in multiple forms of injury. 

Originally from Leicestershire, Lynsey moved to Cardiff in 2002 and completed both her degree in Law and Politics and the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University. In her spare time she enjoys good books, good food and good wine, and is an avid football fan.


Mark Gayler
Mark Gayler

Mark Gayler

Solicitor - APIL Accredited (Senior Litigator)

Mark is a Solicitor (1997 qualification), a Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a dual qualified Mediator. He has been dealing with PI claims for claimants since 1984.

Mark’s expertise is in claims involving multiple fractures; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and cases where there is a substantial psychological impact on the claimant, together with fatal accident claims. He has wide experience of all types of claim especially Stress and Harassment claims, including an award of £200,000 for a client for a “first breakdown” stress claim.

Outside work, Mark is a keen hockey player, having, in his younger (and fitter) years played for Cheltenham Hockey Club when they were in the National League in the 1990’s. He is also a qualified Coach (Level2) and Umpire (Level1). He also is an avid skier, reader (on his long commutes) and a gardener. He enjoys travelling abroad on holidays both in Europe and further afield. He has a wife and two children. He has, for some years been writing a Fantasy Novel which he hopes, one day, to get published.

Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas

Solicitor - APIL Accredited (Senior Litigator)

Rob is a Director of NewLaw Trustees Ltd and specialises in catastrophic injury claims and in particular adult and child brain injury cases.  Rob also acts as Professional Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection to assist people in managing their financial affairs after they have lost mental capacity.

Rob joined NewLaw in January 2009 having previously been a partner in the catastrophic injury team at a neighbouring Cardiff firm.  He is a graduate of Reading University and undertaken further study at The University of Glamorgan and Iowa State University in the USA.

In 2004 Rob became a Trustee of the Child Brain Injury Trust and is now chair of that organization.  He is also the chair of the Prop Appeal raising money for the neuro-rehabilitation unit at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff and an active supporter of Headway Bridgend having sat on the steering committee.  

He is well travelled having spent time in Canada, the USA and Mexico. He now lives with his wife and two children in Cardiff. His interests include Radyr Rangers FC, rugby, skiing and is attempting his first triathlon.  Rob is also a qualified fork lift truck driver.

Rob Thomas is recommended by The Legal 500

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Susan Williams
Susan Williams

Susan Williams

Solicitor - APIL Accredited (Senior Litigator)

Susan qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 and has 22 years’ experience in personal injury. Susan has a background in accidents at work, of which includes working at height, in confined spaces, manual handling, faulty equipment, trips and slips at work. She also specialises in accidents in public places which includes falling trees, potholes, trips and slips on pavements and roads, as well as road traffic accidents and has acted for union clients. 

Susan's experience extends to cases that involve being injured by animals including dog bites and escaped animals causing accidents.  Susan joined NewLaw’s employers’ and public liability department in January 2007 bringing with her, a high level of technical knowledge and expertise in workplace legislation. Recent successes include manual handling, working at height and work equipment breaches. Susan is a Senior Litigator with APIL.

Outside work, Susan enjoys shopping, walking and attempting to control her garden. Susan is a qualified SCUBA diving instructor and cycles to work when the weather is nice.


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Jonathan Wright
Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright

Chartered Legal Executive

Jonathan is a law graduate who is now a Fellow of the Chartered Insitute of Legal Executives (CILEx). He is a team leader within the employers and public liability department. Jonathan has worked exclusively in personal injury claims since graduating in 2008 and has a wealth of litigation experience, having acted for both claimants and defendants. 

Jonathan has brought many successful claims that have arisen from accidents abroad, workplace accidents and assaults.

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas

Paralegal

Justin joined NewLaw in 2016 and has over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims.  In his previous employment with a national firm, Justin acted primarily for trade union clients.

He has a wealth of technical knowledge to deal with accidents at work including, manual handling, work equipment & trips & slips at work. Justin also deals with accidents on the highway including, falls on pavements & roads.  

His high level of client care skills has delivered some excellent results for his clients. He always tries to secure the deserved maximum amount of personal injury compensation for clients. 

Justin enjoys spending time with his young family, reading and is a keen football & rugby fan. 


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