In brief: PI specialist wins top claim for union

Bretherton Price Elgoods, the Cheltenham firm that acts for more than 5,000 members of the Transport & General Workers Union in the West Midlands region, has won its biggest-ever compensation claim for the union. The personal injury specialist firm negotiated an award of £580,000 for the claimant, a TGWU member who sought compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau. Christopher Bourton, who worked at Rover's Cowley plant, was driving home from work when a lorry which had swerved to avoid another car veered across a dual carriageway and hit Bourton's car. He sustained multiple injuries leading to severe disabilities.