Joy Middleton

Joy Middleton

Partner Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Joy is a partner based in Chelmsford. She qualified in England and Wales in 2005, and was promoted to Kennedys’ partnership in 2016.

Her client base includes insurers (both motor and general), hauliers, bus companies, construction companies, local authorities and leisure companies. She has experience dealing with both general liability (motor, employers’ and public liability) in which she undertakes every aspect of multi-track work ranging from multiple injuries, brain injuries and fatalities. Joy has advised on policy coverage and motor policy wording.

Joy’s day to day role is within the motor team with a specialist focus on large loss, catastrophic injuries relating to injuries sustained in the England and Wales and other jurisdictions.

Joy has contributed to numerous in-house articles and has delivered a wide range of training sessions and seminars to insurers, self-insured and corporate bodies.

Joy is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyer (FOIL).

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1995

 

Joy Middleton is 'a joy to work with' and handles cases in a 'calm and expertly' manner.

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Market recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (South East)'
    "Joy Middleton is 'a joy to work with' and handles cases in a 'calm and expertly' manner."
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (South East)'
    "Joy Middleton 'is in touch with the realities of litigation'."
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • “She is friendly and explains cases very well. She knows her stuff; she takes a pragmatic approach to cases.”
    Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report, 2016

 

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended a construction company that was wrongly sued by the claimant, who had fallen into an excavation pit. The claim was redirected to the claimant's employer and full recovery of costs were secured.
  • Advised a bus company upon the settlement of a high value claim brought by a pedestrian who was struck by a bus after it mounted the pavement, resulting in a life changing brain and orthopaedic injuries.
  • Advised a motor insurer on the settlement of a low velocity collision which resulted in a significant shoulder injury to a professional golfer in which a claim for £2.1 million was made.
  • Advised an insurer on both liability and quantum of a road traffic accident which left the claimant with severe brain injuries that require lifelong 24-hour double-up care. The claim was valued at £10 million.
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019