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Michelle Victor is described by sources as "hyperefficient" and "incredibly hard-working." – Chambers and partners 2017
I am very grateful to you for your perseverance and hard work in pursuing this matter. I don't know how to express my gratitude for the diligence and warmth you have shown, and the support you have given me during the last few years. – Gerallt Rees, client

Michelle Victor is a partner 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 has handled 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 Thomson 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 600 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 ASR hip component. 

Michelle has expertise in running hair dye and consumer product 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 anaphylactic 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 and is an accredited Association of Personal Injury Lawyers' Senior Litigator. 

What people say about Michelle

Legal 500 has described Michelle as having ‘excellent commercial instincts', and that she ‘leaves no stone unturned in pursuing the client’s interests’.
 
“Michelle Victor and her team have been supportive, sympathetic and assiduous in their pursuit of my claim. They have been marvellous. Your service has been exemplary”.  Client of Michelle.

“I can’t thank you enough for all your kindness and patience with me over the last few years.  …. You are a complete star - and I’ve met a few: you are up there with the greatest.” Charlotte Bird, client

Publications

Product liability leaflet

Accreditations

  • APIL senior litigator
  • Chambers and partners guide to the legal profession
  • Legal 500 2017 Recommended lawyer

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