About Joe Speed
Joe is a Partner at Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors and an APIL accredited Senior Litigator. He heads up HCC’s office in Birmingham. He represents clients across the country and those who are abroad but who have suffered life-changing injuries whilst in England and Wales, typically arising from road traffic collisions (RTCs), workplace claims, public and product liability cases, and claims arising from serious criminal injuries.
Joe excels at working on high-value and complex claims and represents clients suffering from wide-ranging and life-changing injuries, including:
- Catastrophic, serious and complex brain injuries.
- Complex spinal cord injuries.
- Upper and lower limb amputations.
- Multiple serious orthopaedic injuries.
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
- Significant psychological injuries.
- Fatal injuries.
- Cases involving children and secondary victims.
- Criminal injuries resulting in life-changing impairments.
Joe always endeavours to approach cases with sensitivity and takes time to help his clients understand the legal process in the hope of making it less daunting.
Joe and his team routinely secure significant settlements, including multi-million pound settlements, but adopts the same level of care and compassion to every client who he gets to meet and represent.
The vast majority of clients that Joe represents experience a combination of issues and pressures, ranging from physical and emotional pain; issues affecting their ability to live independently; pressure and strain on their home life, relationships and employment; and financial difficulties arising from the life-changing event they have had to endure. Joe meets his clients when they are often in the most difficult circumstances they have ever faced and at their most vulnerable. He places a real emphasis on trying to secure rehabilitation for every client at the very first opportunity and to ensure that, where desired, clients are signposted to all avenues of help and support.
Joe is proud to represent and get to know so many truly inspirational clients and to try and help them in any way he can on their individual journey. He is passionate about ensuring his clients get the right settlement and strives to give realistic advice at every step of the way to help his clients understand the likely outcome.
Joe has been ranked as a “Recommended Lawyer” in the independent legal guide, the Legal 500.