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Malcolm Underhill


Malcolm Underhill is a personal injury specialist, particularly focusing upon high value and complex cases, including serious and long term head injury, child abuse, fatalities, psychological injury and spinal injury. He regularly deals with multi million pound cases. Malcolm delivers training (through APIL) to other solicitors on The Law of Damages. 

Malcolm is listed as a leader in his field by Chambers UK legal directory 2013 and is the Co-ordinator for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Damages Special Interest Group. You can also find Malcolm on Google plus.

Case Highlights

  • Helen Shearer Evans (Executrix of the Estate of Malcolm Evans, Deceased) v (1) Windsor & Maidenhead Royal Borough Council (2) Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd [2011] EWHC 2096 (QB)
  • Douglas Peter William Taylor (suing by his Litigation Friend Sandra Dawn Olleranshaw) v (1) Henry Anthony Anderson (2) Taylor Brothers Plant Hire Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 1680
  • Vimmerslev v Edwards (unreported, 2010)
  • Murphy v Bansal [2012] 
  • Dudney v Guaranteed Asphalt Ltd [2013] EWHC 2515 (QB)

Member The Law Society Personal Injury Panel; Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute; Association of Child Abuse Lawyers; Education Law Association; Headway, the brain injury association; Personal Injury Solicitors List; and Accident Line.

Accreditations: Malcolm Underhill is an Accredited Brain Injury Specialist, as appointed by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Career General Insurance Claims Handler-Prudential Assurance Company Limited (1980-1986); Litigation Executive Prudential Assurance Company Limited (1986-1993); Solicitor Prince Evans (1993-1995); Solicitor and Partner Vizards (1995-2003); Joined IBB 2003.

Key date Qualified 1992

Legal 500 in 2013 says:

"The 'insightful' Malcolm Underhill leads IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)'s team, which has specialist experience in catastrophic injury, child abuse and employers' liability cases."

Chambers in 2014 says:

"Malcolm Underhill focuses on serious injury work, including head and spinal injury claims, and he also has extensive experience in cases dealing with child abuse. Sources describe him as "very capable in his discipline, with a professional but very approachable and friendly attitude.""

Malcolm has also been listed in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers directory 2013. Click here to view his profile.


"I am so pleased that my family got you on board, you certainly seem to know what and how to deal with all this stuff so that will help my future prospects, I know you are acting in my best interests."

“Malcolm Underhill always gets the best possible result for his clients, understanding their needs and problems.”

Simon Edwards, counsel

“Malcolm is a friendly and approachable Solicitor, who offers an excellent level of service to myself and our client. He responds in a timely manner and communicates effectively. I would have no qualms about working with Malcolm on other cases, if the opportunity arose. It is a pleasure to work with him and I would whole heatedly recommend his service to others.”

Tracey Allport, Case Manager/Occupational Therapist

“I was a training/events organiser at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). I have worked with Malcolm on several occasions over the years, as he has written, developed and presented a number of training events for APIL across the country. As well as being fun to work with Malcolm has attracted excellent feedback from the members and we have frequently had to re-run courses due to popular demand! Malcolm knows his subject matter inside out, he is articulate and approachable with a good sense of humour.” 

Frances Hubbard

“I provide brain injury case management services for clients of Malcolm. I regularly feedback and liaise with him regarding the clients. I have always found Malcolm to be a very good communicator, effective and highly skilled as a claimant Solicitor within the complex field of personal injury and brain injury. I have found Malcolm very supportive and always approachable.”

Nick Carter, Brain Injury Case Manager

“Malcolm Underhill is well respected for his work on head injury, child abuse, employers' liability and industrial disease cases.” 

Chambers and Partners

"Malcolm is a highly sought after expert in the PI field and can be relied upon entirely to deliver the very best value for his clients."

Linda Johnston, former Head of HR Operations, IBB Solicitors

"Dear Malcolm, I thank you and your team, from the bottom of my heart for handling this very sensitive case for me, with utmost care and personal touch."

Legal Accreditations

Team Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Based Capital Court - Uxbridge