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Legal Support

Below are solicitors offering support for people with fibromyalgia. Content is provided by the solicitors themselves and is provided for information purposes only. If they cannot help you with your particular request as it may not be their speciality they could refer you to someone else that may be able to help.


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Grosvenor House
Agecroft Road
M27 8UW 

Tel: 0161 737 9248
Fax: 0161 637 4946

My name is Brian Barr.  I have been working as a solicitor for over 30 years, mainly in the areas of personal injury, insurance claims and professional negligence (claims against solicitors, accountants, architects etc).

About 15 years ago I acted for a Fibromyalgia sufferer in an accident claim.  It opened my eyes to the seriousness of the condition.  She was in a very bad way and we won a settlement of £1.25 million for her.  That was my first case and I have carried on doing cases for Fibromyalgia sufferers ever since.   

At that time I was a partner in a firm of Solicitors.  Over nine years ago I opened up my own firm.  We are handily placed on the edge of Manchester City Centre, near to the motorways and with parking in front of our offices.  The firm has grown and our Solicitors, including myself, specialise in looking after the needs of fibromyalgia sufferers throughout England and Wales.   

Claims come in all shapes and sizes, but most frequently will be for people who have been injured in an accident which has either triggered off fibromyalgia or made it worse.  We also assist sufferers with claims under Critical Illness Policies or Permanent Health Insurance Policies.  They, typically, will need to show that more probably than not, they will not be able to work again.  We also receive instructions from people seeking ill-health early retirement pensions from their employers.  Because of the seriousness of their fibromyalgia (and possibly other conditions) they are unlikely to work again.   

As well as acting in cases involving fibromyalgia, the firm are happy to act for family members or friends who suffer any type of accident or who are victims of medical or professional negligence. 

For further details of our work, please contact us through our website on www.brianbarr.co.uk.


Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp Solicitors

Providence House
Providence Place,
Islington, London N1 0NT
Tel: 020 7288 4836
Marilene Antoni, Partner
Marilene is a Partner in the personal injury department at Bolt Burdon Kemp and acts solely for claimants. She specialises in high value cases involving life changing injuries, including clients suffering fibromyalgia. Over the years, Marilene has successfully concluded claims involving fibromyalgia, which involve complex legal and medical issues. Marilene has extensive expertise in respect of all types of catastrophic personal injury claims, and has secured compensation for hundreds of clients. She always makes sure her clients feel supported, and ensures that cases are dealt with proactively, to make sure her clients feel reassured that their cases progress without delay. 
Marilene and the rest of the personal injury team understand the importance of early rehabilitation and regular interim payments, which is vital, particularly where clients have suffered fibromyalgia. The specialist team at Bolt Burdon Kemp has the necessary experience to ensure that all clients receive the treatment and financial support they need to achieve the best possible results. Bolt Burdon Kemp is located in London, although Marilene and the team regularly visit clients nationwide, both at home and in hospital. 
In addition to acting in cases involving fibromyalgia, Bolt Burdon Kemp also represent individuals and family members who have been involved in any type of accident and have suffered serious life changing injuries. Marilene Antoni is a Partner at Bolt Burdon Kemp and has extensive experience acting for clients who are suffering from fibromyalgia or other serious life changing injuries. If you or a loved one think you may have a claim, contact Marilene in confidence on 020 7288 4836 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specialist legal advice. 

JMW Solicitors

1 Byrom Place, 
M3 3HG

Tel:  0800 054 6570


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