Grant has been co-ordinator of the Military SIG since January 2009 and has been at the front line of personal injury since 2000.
A regular at APIL conference and now a 10-year + APIL member, Grant is a former non-commissioned and commissioned army officer. He enlisted with the Royal Artillery age 16 and passed the All Arms Commando Course at the Royal Marines Training Centre 18 months later. He served at home and abroad with 29 Commando Regiment RA with whom he was a platoon weapons instructor, parachutist, diver and an expert in both jungle and mountain and arctic warfare.
Serious injury caused him to bring his military career to an end after 12 years. A one year 'sabbatical' working as a deep sea diver in Hong Kong was followed by an LLB (Hons) degree in Business Law at Bournemouth University and the LPC at the College of Law, Guildford.
He cut his teeth on volume fast-track claims and qualified with Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2002. His technical knowledge flourished at catastrophic injury experts Stewarts and Trade Union stalwarts Lamport Bassitt. Since June 2009, Grant has been with Blake Lapthorn (BL) as Deputy Team Leader of their Personal Injury team. He is now a Senior Associate of Blake Lapthorn.
An accredited PI Panel member since 2005, Grant is honorary legal advisor to SSAFA with links to “Help for Heroes”.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Grant has registered hundreds of great success stories, winning £Millions in a range of cases, from Margaret, over the moon with her £1,500 after a 3-year battle, to Paul, a Royal Marine who won £200,000 for injuries suffered in a road accident in Iraq, and Chris, a paraplegic who at joint settlement meeting accepted £2.8Million plus a valuable Periodical Payments Order.
He regularly publishes articles, most recently in the February 2012 issue of APIL PI Focus, contributes weekly blogs, tweets and web articles on PI topics and presents to the BL Personal Injury Practice Group.