Carol Hopwood

Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Carol qualified as a Solicitor in 1993. She is a Headway UK approved panel solicitor, the founding trustee and secretary of Headway Sefton and an APIL Senior Litigator. She is also the former APIL North West Regional Co-ordinator. Having sold her own practice in 2013, she headed the Liverpool Catastrophic Injury Team for Slater and Gordon before joining Carpenters Group to become Head of the Serious, Catastrophic and Multi Track Injury Teams.  In 2021 she became responsible for the Clinical Negligence Team.

As well as being responsible for the management, performance and development of her teams, Carol sits on the Operations Board and also retains a caseload acting for some of our most catastrophically injured clients. With a focus on rehabilitation and working with her clients to help them reach their maximum potential, she is passionate about obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients.

In her spare time, she fundraises for Headway Sefton and The Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Legal 500 described her as ‘a very experienced lawyer who has a charm and a light touch when trying to get the best outcome for her clients.  Clients really warm to her and trust her judgement’.

She is also a public Governor at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

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