Meet the team at Brian Barr

As leading fibromyalgia, chronic pain and CRPS lawyers, we are a dedicated team who are passionate about helping our clients in a clear, warm and friendly manner. We pride ourselves in providing expert support and advice in your time of need.

Brian Barr - Managing Director

Brian has been a Solicitor for over 35 years, specialising in high value, complex accident and clinical negligence claims. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

He has a particular enthusiasm for high profile and “cutting edge” litigation.
Since winning a settlement of £1.25 million for a fibromyalgia CRPS sufferer in 1997, he has taken a particular interest in FM, and other chronic pain cases for Claimants. In 2002, Brian set up his own company, the first of its kind to cater specifically for Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain sufferers. He has successfully overseen its steady growth. In his spare time Brian enjoys sport, hill walking and reading.

Alex Cohen

Alex followed a career as an administrator before taking up the law in 2007. He has been with the firm since July 2009, joining us after obtaining a distinction in his Legal Practice course at BPP Manchester. He qualified as a solicitor in January 2012. He has successfully concluded many complex personal injury claims, including a number of six-figure settlements.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing and listening to music and is an avid reader and writer.

Steven Akerman

Originally from New York, Steven moved to Manchester in 2003. He obtained his Law Degree in 2008 from the University of Manchester and completed his Legal Practice Course in 2009 at BPP Manchester. Steven then spent two years as a Costs Draftsman before joining Brian Barr Solicitors in 2011.  Having qualified in 2013, Steven has settled a variety of claims ranging from less than £10,000 to over £500,000.

Steven enjoys spending time with his family and in his spare time follows baseball and American football.

Nicky Salt

Nicky qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 after attaining a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course and completing her training contract in a busy firm in North London.

She had previously completed her Law degree in Manchester and, having always loved the city, returned joining Brian Barr Solicitors in February 2014.

In her spare time Nicky enjoys cooking, watching films and spending time with her family.

Katie Davies – Paralegal

Katie has been with the firm since November 2010. She is currently undertaking the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law following her Batchelor of Law degree. She has continued helping the Solicitors with their cases as a Paralegal. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

Lucie Tighe

Lucie joined the firm in February 2013 and is a paralegal assisting the firm’s solicitors. In her spare time Lucie enjoys reading, ice skating and spending time with her family.

Yossi Segal - Paralegal

Yossi joined the firm in May 2016 and is a paralegal assisting the firm’s solicitors. He is currently undertaking his CILEX qualification to become a legal Executive. In his spare time Yossi enjoys listening to music, playing football and socialising with friends.

Sonya O’Sullivan – Paralegal

Sonya joined the firm in January 2016 as a Paralegal assisting the solicitors. In her spare time Sonya enjoys going to the gym, reading and spending time with her family.

Need advice with your claim?
Simply complete the form & we’ll be in touch shortly

First Name*

Surname*

Phone Number*

Email address*

Enquiry

Or you can call us free today on 0808 123 0003