Meet the team
We are very proud of our history together as a team, there is no doubt that our clients benefit from our combined experience.
Julia, Mark and Peter have worked together since 1993, Ann-Marie joined them in 2001 and Gill was an addition to the team in 2003.
Julia Briano. Partner
01242 633776/ 07810 378660
Julia has worked as a solicitor for the past 17 years having qualified as a solicitor in 1995. Prior to setting up Festival Law with Ann-Marie, Julia headed up a successful Personal Injury Department and Medical Negligence team for a number of years.
Julia has successfully recovered compensation for thousands of people and is experienced in handling all types of claims to include road traffic accidents, employers liability claims with an emphasis on industrial disease both hearing loss and asbestos related and also clinical negligence claims.
Julia is described in the Legal 500 Guide as very knowledgeable and approachable.
Ann-Marie Whelan. Partner
01242 633775/ 07846 419736
Ann-Marie has worked in legal practice since 1996 and she specialises in high value cases. She conducts all types of personal injury cases including accidents at work, motorbike and cycle claims and noise induced hearing loss cases. She also pursues clinical negligence cases and has a particular interest in claims arising out of cosmetic surgery.
As well as the mainstream claims Ann-Marie also acts for clients who have suffered sexual assaults. As with all our cases the utmost confidence is assured.
Ann-Marie has a reputation for offering a calm and reassuring approach to her clients whilst being able to negotiate in a way to obtain for her clients the level of compensation they are entitled to. Ann-Marie is described in Chambers UK Guide as "an absolute pleasure to work with - she is determined and dedicated, with a real passion for the case"
The majority of Ann-Marie's work comes through personal recommendations from past clients who have been satisfied with the service they have received or from her peers in the legal profession who feel confident that in making the recommendation the client will receive a high level of service.
01242 633774/ 07934 660636
Peter has in excess of 25 years legal experience and has specialised in disease related claims for the past 15 years.
Peter has acted for over 7000 claimants who were pursuing Asbestos Compensation Claims or Industrial deafness cases against a car company in Oxford. He has also worked on Asbestos related disease cases in regards to other plants such as Longbridge and Peugeot/Rover in Coventry over the past few years.
Gill deals with fatal accident claims, serious road traffic accidents, employers' liability claims, slipping and tripping claims and clinical negligence claims. However, her main area of interest and expertise is dealing with occupational disease claims such as deafness and vibration white finger, but her speciality is dealing with asbestos related claims.
Gill is well known for her sensitive handling of these difficult claims and achieves the best results for her clients through her perseverance and determination to obtain justice for them and their families.
Gill is a skilled negotiator and will endeavour to obtain settlement of claims for her clients as soon as possible. However, she is also well known for her tenacity and her willingness to pursue a case to trial, if this is necessary, to ensure the best possible settlement for her clients.
Mark is a very experienced laywer having qualified as a solicitor in 1968.
Mark has been recognised as a leader in his field by the Legal 500 Guide. His knowledge is second to none and he is always highly praised by his clients for his excellent level of service. Mark's clients can rest assured that he will leave no stone unturned.
We are always willing to offer free, no obligation advice, so if you are considering making a claim the please do not hesitate to contact us. The team at Festival Law can act for you on a no win no fee basis.
By telephone- 0800 669 6012 or 01242 633775
By fax- 01242 633601
By post - UK Festival Law, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire , GL50 3SH.