Leading the firm’s Catastrophic Personal Injury Team, Emma has dealt with hundreds of serious brain, orthopaedic and spinal injury claims.
Emma is recognised for her experience in representing clients affected by brain injury and has been Chair of Headway Cambridgeshire, playing a central role in cementing the charity’s future as part of the service provision for head injury survivors in the region.
Supported by an in-house team, Emma is also appointed as a professional Trustee in respect of personal injury trusts. The firm has a specialist trust corporation (the Barr Ellison Trust Corporation Limited) providing long-term support for persons who may lack mental capacity. Emma is a Director of the Barr Ellison Trust Corporation.
In the Legal 500 2022 rankings, Emma is a leading lawyer (for the 6th year in a row) and is described as ‘exceptional‘ and ‘excellent‘, and leading a team with ‘a track record of achieving outstanding results on the highest value cases. They are set apart from other firms because of their links to the medical profession and the personal service they provide’.
We will be forever grateful to you Emma for your support, advice and sensitivity throughout the lengthy process, and wish you all the very best. We certainly know who to recommend!
Mr P Byatt
Emma is also ranked as a top tier lawyer in Chambers 2022 Guide, being described as ‘adept across the spectrum of claims, from amputations to brain and orthopaedic injuries‘.
Emma is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and is accredited as a specialist by both the Spinal Injury Association and Headway UK, the Brain Injury Association. Emma became a Partner at Barr Ellison in August 2017 and Managing Partner in August 2019.
The ‘reliable and caring‘ Emma Truin … is ‘absolutely outstanding – the level of empathy and support she offers is truly impressive‘.
Legal 500 (2021)
“I have worked alongside Emma on and off for approximately 10 years in relation to compensation claims where we have been mutually acting on a client’s behalf, Emma in her capacity as a lawyer and myself in my capacity as a Case Manager. I believe that the world of litigation for families who are acting in their loved ones’ best interest can be quite intimidating. Not only are family members or a client’s representative trying to come to terms with the catastrophic and life changing effects of a brain injury but they are also trying to work through a compensation process that will secure the very best outcome for their loved one. It is therefore absolutely crucial that lawyers working within this field have a remarkable quality about them that ensures family members can immediately trust the lawyer who is acting on their behalf and that of their loved one. Emma Truin possesses this ability, she has outstanding warmth of character, she is sympathetic and listens carefully to what her clients and their families and carers are telling her. She is tremendously professional and understands the importance of consistent communication and updates for clients and their loved ones who represent them. Emma is clearly aware that the process of going through a litigation claim can be stressful, upsetting and at times confusing. She is always there and has another remarkable quality of being able to explain what is happening and what is going to happen. I believe that Emma provides calmness and clarity and reassures her clients and their loved ones 100% that they are in safe hands.
Alison McDowell, Independent Occupational Therapist & Brain Injury Case Manager
Emma, I scarcely know where to start in thanking you and Barr Ellison for the way you have supported me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. I think that without your empathy and understanding, coming to terms with my life after the accident, learning to adapt to new circumstances and being able to look forwards to the future positively would almost certainly not have happened. For that I will always be grateful. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and send every good wish for your future. You are a very special person and I have been exceptionally fortunate to have your support.”