Accident at work
Spinal cord injury
About Jonathan Clement
Jonathan Clement is a Partner with ASB Aspire LLP in Crawley, Sussex and Maidstone, Kent
Specialism & expertise
Jonathan is acknowledged in leading independent guide to UK law firms, Chambers UK as a leader in his field. In the 2013 directory he was praised by one member of the Bar for his handling of a particular case; "He dealt fantastically with the brain-injured client and was incredibly patient. He was excellent and handled a complex and legally difficult case really well”. As well as being listed within the legal directories Jonathan is also:
a Chartered Legal Executive; a member of the Law Society Accredited Scheme for Personal Injury
a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
an assessor for APIL accredited brain injury specialists
He wasSouth East Regional Co-ordinator for APIL for nearly 10 years.
Listed on the Headway Lawyers List
Trustee of Headway East Sussex.
Jonathan's particular area of expertise lies within brain injury and other traumatic and catastrophic injuries.
Client stories & examples of work
As a keen sportsman himself he also has an interest in sporting injury claims. Notable cases Jonathan represented the Claimant in the widely reported case of Reynolds v Strutt & Parker  EWHC 2263 (QB). The Claimant in this case sustained a traumatic brain injury whilst participating in a work organised cycle event. The case shed light on whether organised events by an employer outside of the normal working environment would attract liability.
Jonathan negotiated a settlement of £1 million for a client who had suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a drunk driver. The client was able to continue working but at a much reduced capacity.
He concluded a claim on behalf of a young man who had sustained a massive brain injury following a road traffic accident. The client has been left permanently disabled requiring a significant level of care. The award secured was just under £4 million and the firms Court of Protection team are now assisting the client and his family in managing this award.
Jonathan acted on behalf of a racing car driver who sustained a severe brain injury whilst instructing a member of the public. The case was settled for a significant sum shortly before trial. Prior to settlement Jonathan had already successfully secured vital rehabilitation and treatment for the client.
He acted on behalf of a male contestant who sustained a fractured back in the television gameshow 'Gladiators' following an encounter with one of the gladiators who was disqualified for not obeying the rules. Jonathan negotiated a substantial settlement on behalf of the client shortly before the matter was due to be heard at trial.
Jonathan joined the firm in February 2017 having previously worked in Tunbridge Wells for a well-known firm. He regularly provides expert opinion and comment to the media. Jonathan is passionate about his work and the rights of his clients to be properly compensated for the injuries and losses they have suffered through no fault of their own. Jonathan is married and he and his wife have six children between them.
What does this mean?
Fellow, Brain Injury Specialist
Headway - The brain injury association, Law Society
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ASB ASPIRE LLP
106 High Street
Tel: 01293 861257