Sintons provides further help for families affected by serious injury

The specialist serious injury team at law firm Sintons has made a strategic move to further support families affected by such traumatic events, through the appointment of a former police family liaison officer.

Jami Blythe joins Sintons after 20 years with Northumbria Police, during which time much of her work within the Motor Patrols Department centred around the complex areas of fatal and serious road traffic collisions. Such work involved dealing directly with affected families to support them through criminal and coroner proceedings.

She joins Sintons – a nationally-known name in serious injury work, recently ranked as top-tier by Legal 500 and Chambers – to help support clients and their families through the traumatic early stages following fatal or serious accidents. In addition, her role will ensure that such support is available on an ongoing basis to ensure clients are able to access appropriate resources.

The role is a new position for Newcastle-based Sintons,and helps to strengthen its reputation for providing first class client care.

As an experienced police investigator, Jami will also help with the collation of witness material and other evidence, liaising with police and other parties to ensure matters progress as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In addition to her work as a family liaison officer with Northumbria Police, Jami has more recently played a key role in road safety education as the lead road safety education officer for the force’s Operation Dragoon. She developed the award-winning young driver road safety initiative ‘Road Sense Common Sense’, which toured schools across the North East to promote road safety from the earliest ages, and was one of the key speakers at the recent National Road Safety Conference.

Commenting on her new role, Jami said: “I am very pleased to be joining Sintons, which is a firm with an excellent reputation and great integrity. The support and bespoke service they offer to clients is renowned, and I am very pleased to be able to help with that. Throughout my career I have worked with families who have been forced to deal with the most traumatic of circumstances. I understand how difficult a time this is and how vital appropriate support can be. I look forward to taking up this new role as part of the Sintons team, and to working with clients and their families across the UK.”

Phil Davison, head of the personal injury department at Sintons, said: “Jami has significant experience in supporting families through trauma, as well as understanding the finer points of investigations and collation of evidence. We are delighted she has chosen to join us. We are proud of our reputation for excellent client care and this appointment will strengthen our levels of support even further. The whole team is looking forward to working with Jami and we welcome her to Sintons.”

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