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Polly Herbert

Partner, National Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Polly is a Partner and National National Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury at CFG Law, having joined the team in 2016. Polly has vast knowledge and experience dealing with catastrophic and fatal injury claims. She has the ability to truly understand the needs of her clients and believes it is important to build a solid relationship with her clients very early on in the process so that they trust her and feel comfortable confiding in her about their accident. She is also a member of CFG Law’s Senior Leadership Team.

Polly has successfully achieved multi-million-pound settlements for her clients and has experience dealing with many serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injury claims and fatal accidents. She arranges early assessments for her clients to ensure they are on the correct rehabilitation plan and support is put in place at the earliest possible stage.

Polly has also dealt with many fatal road traffic collisions and has provided much-needed support to families who have sadly suffered bereavement as a result. She ensures the needs of the family are met, including both financial and emotional support.

Professional Experience:

Career history

  • 2019 - Present: CFG Law Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury
  • 2017 - 2018: CFG Law Partner and Head of Catastrophic Injury
  • 2016 - 2017: CFG Law Senior Associate Solicitor and Section Head
  • 2013 - 2016: Slater and Gordons (UK) LLP Principal Lawyer
  • 2009 - 2013: Fentons Solicitors LLP Partner
  • 2005 - 2008: Fentons Solicitors LLP Associate Solicitor
  • 2003 - 2005: Fentons Solicitors LLP Solicitor
  • 2001 - 2003: Fentons Solicitors LLP Trainee Solicitor


  • Lead solicitor on catastrophic injuries specialising in traumatic brain and spinal injuries.
  • Supervising solicitor on cases >£250k damages.

Areas of expertise and memberships:

  • Line Manager to Partners and Senior Associate Solicitors in the serious and catastrophic injury department.
  • Taking the lead on projects including our innovating approach to catastrophic injury cases.
  • Active in business development and work source projects.

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A little bit more about Polly

  • Proactive and keen to really understand the needs and concerns of her clients
  • A real team player who knows how to bring all parties together, including clients and their families, medical and support specialists, and other solicitors to achieve the best results
  • Passionate about researching and advancing the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, as well as developing technology to assist wheelchair users and maximise their independence

Professional interests and areas of expertise:

  • Advancing research and understanding into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, including innovative and alternative treatment and support available for both the injured person and their family.
  • Developing technology to assist wheelchair users and maximise their independence, such as exoskeleton and standing frames for people with spinal cord injuries.
  • Working collaboratively with other lawyers to ensure families who have suffered life-changing or fatal injuries are provided with free, initial legal advice as a founding member and secretary for Linked Up Lawyers.
Mark Stacey
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Without Polly, I would have never gotten back on my bike.

Mark Stacey

Arthur's son
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We chose CFG Law and their team as they were very helpful when we were researching companies to work with. I have to say they have been brilliant from day one and the whole team has supported our family through every single step of this difficult process. The one thing that set them apart was the way they talked to us and understood what we were going through, and they got to know our whole family from the offset.

Arthur's son

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