Michelle Victor is a senior claimant personal injury lawyer, who works in the international and group claims department and who specialises in product liability cases and multi-party actions.
Michelle trained with Antony Hodari and upon qualifying, remained with the firm as an assistant. She subsequently worked for Russell Jones & Walker in London for approximately 10 years as a senior solicitor in the maximum severity department. Michelle has extensive experience dealing with multi party actions and complex cases and has represented clients with the utmost severity including those with brain and spinal injuries, amputees, severe orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries and secured damages, in a number of those cases, in excess of £1m. She handles all types of personal injury work including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, public liability, Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and professional negligence claims.
Michelle has specialist expertise in food poisoning claims
and has successfully pursued legal action against tour operators Thompson Holidays, where over 1,000 holiday makers staying at the 4* Bahia Prince Hotel in the Dominion Republic, suffered food poisoning brought on by salmonella, campylobacter, cryptosporidium, shigella and giardia. Michelle also represented over 120 people in what is believed to be one of the UKs largest outbreaks of food poisoning and pursued legal action against A1 Kebabish.
Michelle joined Leigh Day in June 2011 and is acting on behalf of around 300 clients, who had the, now recalled, DePuy ASR Metal on Metal
hip components implanted and had to undergo early revision operations. Michelle manages the ASR team who are responsible for pursuing claims against Depuy International Ltd, the manufacturers of the defective hip component. Due to the complexities of the ASR litigation, Michelle also assists the lead solicitor with tactics and progress of the ASR action as a whole.
Michelle has expertise in running successful hair dye compensation claims. She obtained significant compensation for a client who suffered a severe reaction to a hair dye which contained PPD, despite having done a skin test. Her client suffered anaphalactic shock, swelling to her face, and her mouth and tongue and became intolerant to certain fabrics. Her client required urgent hospital treatment.
Michelle is the co-ordinator for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers' product liability Special Interest Group.