Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Why I became a personal injury lawyer

Maurece Hutchinson

Maurece Hutchinson

APIL Senior Litigator

JMK Solicitors, Belfast

"Having been injured myself I felt I had the requisite empathy with clients in similar circumstances"

I wanted to practice law since watching Crown Court in the 1970s, sitting beneath my mum's ironing board. The lean towards personal injury work was firstly a fascination with physiology and anatomy, and secondly because having been injured myself, I felt I had the requisite empathy with clients in similar circumstances. I genuinely believe that I am helping clients, in a way no other area of law could. Rehabilitation, cost of care and compensation can turn lives around. I feel fulfilled in my career by assisting a client to move on from traumatic events in their lives.

I am proud to be a personal injury lawyer and I think the service we offer and the assistance we give to clients is vital and valued by them.

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