Diane Massey

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Email: diane@dsmlegal.co.uk

Diane Massey – Principal and Senior Solicitor

Diane obtained a law degree from John Moores University in 1991 after obtaining a diploma in business and finance.   Her modules at University were employment law, medical negligence and insurance law.  Core subjects were negligence (including personal injury), contract, wills and probate, criminal law and family law.  

She passed her Solicitors’ Finals at the Chester College of Law in 1992.  After completing her solicitors’ training at a well-established firm in St. Helens she qualified as a solicitor in 1994.   

Shortly after qualification she became a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Review Tribunal representing clients who were detained under the Mental Health Act.  Whilst still in private practice she became a part-time law lecturer on GCSE and ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives) courses.     

Areas of Specialism

Diane now concentrates on the following areas of law:-

Personal Injury Claims – of all types – on behalf of Claimants.   She is a member of APIL – the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and has a particular interest in injuries sustained in road traffic accidents (including pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists) and accidents at work.  She acts exclusively for Claimants on a No Win No Fee basis and has over 25 years’ experience of dealing with Defendant insurance companies.  

Negligence Claims – Diane handles all types of negligence claims, whether against medical or legal professionals.  Types of claims include claims against accountants, solicitors, hospitals and dentists. 

Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Diane regularly advises drafts Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney on behalf of individuals.   She is a member of STEP (the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning) and holds the STEP Certificate in Trusts and Estates.  

Employment Tribunal Claims and Settlement Agreements 

Diane has, for many years, represented Claimants in Employment Tribunal claims and regularly advises on Settlement Agreements on behalf of employees. 

She leads a small team of dedicated support staff who are always on hand to help.

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