Our Lawyers

When you instruct City Lawyers to act on your behalf you will be represented by a qualified lawyer. All of our lawyers are either qualified solicitors or Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives. In addition to being represented by a qualified lawyer, you will also be represented by a lawyer who specialises only in personal injury and clinical negligence work. Many other firms do not offer such a high level of service, instead appointing "claims handlers or litigation executives" to conduct claims on a clients' behalf. We recommend that when considering who to appoint you should seek clarification of whether or not that person is professionally qualified.

Virginia Ralfe

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City Lawyers | Personal Injury Specialist | Qualified Solicitors


Virginia has practised in Personal Injury Law since qualifying as a solicitor in 1992. She was head of the Personal Injury Team at Sherrards solicitors where she worked for 11 years before leaving to establish City Lawyers in April 2004, where she is one of the current Directors of the Company.

Virginia is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (“APIL") and has a wealth of experience in both personal injury and clinical negligence work. She has a particular interest in catastrophic injury cases including head injury, spinal injury and amputee cases. She has additionally dealt with cerebal palsy cases following mismanagement at birth.

Virginia is committed to the rehabilitation of accident victims and understands the importance of working with Claimants and their families to rebuild lives.

Louise Robson

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City Lawyers | Personal Injury Specialist | Qualified Solicitors


Louise specialises in both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation. She was part of the establishment of City Lawyers in 2004 and is one of the current Directors of the Company.

She gained experience in the Insurance Industry before she started to practice in Personal Injury Law in 1993. She qualified as a Legal Executive in 2001.

Louise is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (“APIL") and The Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association (“TATLA"). As well as having a broad range of experience in various types of injury claims, she has a special interest in acting for clients who have suffered a head injury as a result of an accident or clinical negligence.

Her other special interest is representing people injured whilst on holiday/abroad. This is a niche area of Personal Injury Law mainly against Tour Operators. Louise has recently acted for a client who was successful in bringing a claim against a large UK tour operator. This was a hotly contested case for many years, which was finally decided in her client’s favour in the Court of Appeal.

Louise enjoys a challenge and is prepared to fight hard on behalf of her clients. This has been evidenced by the fact that she has successfully challenged decisions to the Court of Appeal. She has also successfully pursued many cases where other firms have advised the client that they have little prospect of success.

Louise is committed to fighting for access to justice.

Louise Stradling

City Lawyers | Personal Injury Specialist | Qualified Solicitors


Louise joined City Lawyers as a Private Client solicitor in 2016 from Gepp & Sons, where she was made a salaried partner in 2007.

Louise has specialist expertise in a number of private client areas, having qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Her specialisms include wills, setting up lifetime trusts, tax & estate planning, probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and deputyship applications in the Court of Protection.  She has a particular interest in helping vulnerable clients and was recently involved with proving a client had capacity to marry.

Louise prides herself in delivering a sensitive bedside manner when assisting clients in managing their affairs and planning for their and their family’s future.  Her personal approach is motivated by finding appropriate solutions to give each client peace of mind often during difficult times.

Louise is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Described by her peers as a caring and calm individual who does not fluster under pressure and is someone who can explain legal issues in plain English.  Her other passions in life are garden design and having fun with her children.  As a well-deserved treat, Louise enjoys finding the best places for afternoon tea!

Sarah Vincent

City Lawyers | Personal Injury Specialist | Qualified Solicitors


Throughout her career Sarah has championed the rights of claimants. Her work has covered most areas of personal injury including disease work but she now predominantly represents people injured at work through an accident, those seriously injured in road traffic accidents or those injured as a result of clinical negligence.

Sarah is known for her friendly manner, empathy and practical approach. Like all of our lawyers, Sarah understands that during the legal process claimants are going through an extremely difficult time, often undergoing lengthy rehabilitation for devastating injuries and she recognises the impact this has upon not only the claimant but also their family.

Not daunted by complex or challenging cases, Sarah has acted in a multi-claimant action for employees of an immigration centre injured, both physically and psychologically, as a result of a riot at the centre.


City Lawyers is the trading name of City Lawyers (Personal Injury) Limited, a limited liability company registered in England and Wales under number 06901117,
which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The registered office is Suite 2, Phoenix House, 63 Campfield Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 5FL.

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