Litigation Executive

Jamie Havill

Litigation Executive


Smith Jones Solicitors
Towneley House, Kingsway, Burnley,
Lancashire, BB11 1BJ

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Legal Team at Smith Jones


I work in the Holiday Sickness team at the Smith Jones Solicitors as a Litigation Executive. Working in the personal injury sector for some time now, I started out representing people who had suffered a road traffic accident due to the negligence of another road user. I quickly moved onto Holiday Sickness work and never looked back.



Qualification history

Leeds University, Bachelor of Arts Degree (2007 – 2010)



Employment history

  • Silverbeck Rymer, Personal Injury Handler (2013 – 2015)
  • Channons Solicitors, Holiday Sickness Case Handler (2015 – 2017)
  • Smith Jones Solicitors, Litigation Executive (2017 – Present)



What your colleagues say about you?

“I have worked alongside Jamie for around 12 months now and I have seen him grow from strength to strength.  Initially he was dealing with pre-litigated work only, but this has now progressed to including litigated work as well.  He is quick to learn and always listens to advice given. Personally, I find him extremely pleasant, professional and very conscientious.  He has a very calm manner and handles difficulties well.  He is always willing to help when asked and will always go the extra mile.” – Tracy Crompton


“Jamie has a great eye for attention to detail and strives to get the best possible results for his clients.” – Jake Fielding



Why did you choose to practice personal injury law?

In personal injury law there is a lot riding on the work that you do. Clients rely on you to get the best result for them, and that’s a pretty big responsibility. There’s no better feeling than working together with a client to get the best result for them. It’s a win for us both.



What do you most enjoy about working at Smith Jones Solicitors?

The people are the best thing about working at Smith Jones. It took me no time at all to settle into my role at Smith Jones, the team are welcoming and have a real family ethic. The environment here is different to any of my previous roles, and there is such a wealth of experience that is readily accessible if ever I require assistance or another opinion on a case.



What do you like to do outside work?

Most of my time outside of work is devoted to my family and looking after my daughter, who is six going on sixteen! But when I do get a moment, I enjoy watching films of various genres, but confess an interest in foreign films, with my favourite film being Pan’s Labyrinth.

When I get the chance, I enjoy city breaks in Europe. In particular, I enjoyed recent trips to Rome and Krakow, both of which have a rich history which is deeply ingrained in the local culture and excursions.