Promotion to partner for Manchester solicitor


Specialist serious and catastrophic injury solicitor, Leanne Tattam has been promoted to Partner by legal firm, Birchall Blackburn Law.

Leanne joined Birchall Blackburn Law in January 2018 and is based in the firm’s Manchester office in Kennedy Street. She is a senior member of the firm’s specialist serious and catastrophic injury team, which is skilled in head and spinal injury civil compensation claims.

Leanne, aged 37 and from Alderley Edge says:

“I’m over-the-moon to be promoted to Partner after years of hard work. During my training I was fortunate to work with Partners who specialised in brain injury cases. They showed me that I would find serious and catastrophic injury cases to be the most rewarding work because I saw how reassuring to the client the solicitor dealing with the case could be. I soon realised I could improve people’s lives and provide vital help and support during what was a very confusing and difficult time adapting to a life that would never be the same again.

“Having acquired the ability over the years, to offer more and more advice based upon my own experience it enables our team to make a greater difference to the injured people we help. I love being able to offer reassurance, support and, most of all, put in place practical things that make a real difference to our clients’ day-to-day quality of life, such as paying for a personal assistant to help a client undertake voluntary work or go to school or college.”

Despite a teenage ambition to be a lawyer, Leanne read Biology at the University of Manchester before undertaking a graduate diploma in Law. Leanne’s science and medical background combined with her legal training has proven invaluable in the often complicated and difficult interpretation of medical records and reports obtained in catastrophic injury cases.

Quentin Underhill, a partner and head of serious and catastrophic injury at Birchall Blackburn Law, says:

“Leanne is a major asset to this firm and to the injured people she helps. She is of course a brilliant and tenacious lawyer but beyond that she is patient, compassionate and sympathetic. Her dedication to going the extra mile for the client recently went as far as organising a homecoming party for a young girl returning to her friends and family after months in hospital.”

Birchall Blackburn Law has offices across the North West in Manchester, Preston, Southport, Chester, Chorley, Leyland and Morecambe. The firm employs over 310 staff across a broad range of legal services.