Are you ready to get on your bike?

At Burd Ward we specialise in Motorcycle accidents and our experienced Solicitors know all too well the injuries that can be caused to motorcyclists even at very low speed.

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to injuries due to lack of protection that a motorcycle affords when compared to a car. Head injuries can be caused in very low speed accidents and motorcycle helmets offer good protection. It is believed that helmets reduce the risk of fatal head injury by around 50%.

The Failure of car driving motorists to detect and recognise motorcycles in traffic is the predominant cause of motorcycle accidents. So at Burd Ward we provide our Motorcyclists with High Vis jackets, in varying sizes to help with visibility.

If you would like to speak to one of our specialist Solicitors about a Motorcycle accidents then please call Alisha Butler-Ward on 0800 019 0324 or email

Are you getting the right treatment?

Alisha Butler-Ward, Medical Negligence SolicitorWhen we seek medical treatment we all place a lot of trust in the experts we see. However, mistakes can be made by
medical professionals, sometimes with devastating and/or serious consequences. We’ve all heard the horror stories and more recently, with the radical changes and cuts happening in both the NHS and the private sector, medical negligence claims are increasing.

These claims can include Dental claims, Surgical mistakes, the misdiagnosis of a condition, incorrect medications prescribed, claims arising out of problems with pregnancy or childbirth, or cosmetic surgery.

All medical professionals have a duty to treat you to the best of their abilities or to refer you to someone who has the correct expertise. Sadly, some of us do not receive the proper care and treatment we deserve whether this is due to a lack of experience, lack of judgment, incompetence or negligent behaviour on behalf of the professional.

If you have had treatment that has gone wrong it is hard to know who to turn to. These are often very sensitive claims and our expert Solicitors will handle your case in a sympathetic manner, listen carefully to what you want to achieve, and provide you with the best legal advice to meet your needs.

Your claim will be dealt with by Alisha Butler-Ward who has over 20yrs experience in Personal Injury claims including Medical Negligence and Catastrophic Injury claims. Alisha deals with all types of medical negligence, serious or catastrophic injury including recent claims involving Amputation resulting from the failure to treat Diabetic ulcers, gout and other medical diseases. She also deals with claims resulting from problems during pregnancy or childbirth as well as poisoning as a result of prescribed medication.

We will inform you of the process from the outset and take you through the stages of a medical negligence claim.

  • We act on a no win, no fee basis.
  • We off er a no obligation 30 minute free appointment with a specialist Solicitor
  • Your Solicitor will deal with your case from start to finish and you will have a dedicated free phone and mobile number for direct contact with your Solicitor 24/7, 7 days a week – not a call center!

If you or someone you know has suffered from medical negligence then please contact Alisha Butler-Ward on 0800 019 0324 or

Client testimonial

Approximately 12 months ago, I contacted Alisha to help me. I was struggling. I was upset because of how poorly I had become.

Through Alisha’s gentleness, understanding and outright empathy, I was able to discuss my requirements and be empowered to stand my ground for my wellness and wellbeing.

In the past 12 months, I have had to talk to Alisha and each time, she has been spectacular. I have struggled at times to keep supporting Alisha in fighting for me and yet she always found a way for me to stay standing and do what was the correct thing for me.

Today, she rang me with a final outcome. Her determination to do the best for me and to make sure that I was empowered to keep going has just been above and beyond.

It will change our life.

Volkswagen (VW) Emissions Update

We can advise that this issue has now been highlighted again but by the Transport select committee members who have recently accused Minister Robert Goodwill of attempting to protect reputation of VW in light of emissions scandal

Consumer groups and MPs have criticised the government’s response to the VW scandal, as a minister refused to state if the vehicle manufacturer had done anything illegal and whether British drivers should be compensated.

The British Transport Minister has confirmed that Volkswagen have not begun fixing the 1.2 million vehicles affected in Britain despite them alleging that some software modifications had begun. He further advised that VW will have to have the “fix” approved by the Government before they do it.

However, in the US Volkswagen has agreed to offer “substantial compensation” and car buy-back deals as part of a settlement of the diesel emissions scandal to US owners.

The US government have struck a deal with the automaker for them to buy back some of the nearly 600,000 affected diesel cars, they have also reportedly agreed to spend just over $1bn to compensate owners. Details of exactly how much car owners would be offered in compensation were not disclosed, but owners were assured that it would be a “substantial” amount.

This news will not be of any consolation to affected vehicle owners in the UK however, Volkswagen have so far maintained that they do not plan on offering UK owners any compensation of any type. The reasoning being that the fix to VW cars in the UK will have no impact on performance or economy, whereas in the US, the cars need the fix in order to legally pass the more stringent emissions standards applied to all new cars.

As it currently stands all firms of Solicitors who have taken on these claims are waiting for the 1st round of fixes to take place so that it can be established whether or not they will work or if further fixes will be needed.

We, therefore, will be waiting before taking any action, as advised by Legal Counsel.

We would advise you to continue with any loan payments on the vehicles. If you wish to sell the vehicle then you will do so at your own risk but we ask that you please keep the invoice / sales receipt so that we can still make any claim for you once things progress.

Whilst it is not ideal that VW have no taken any action to move things along, we equally must wait for the 1st round of modifications to take place before we know what the real cost of any claim will be.

We will keep you informed.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.