Serious Accident Solicitors (SAS) is a specialist niche Personal Injury law firm established by Nia Charles, serving the whole of England and Wales.

With over 20 years of experience in handling personal injury claims, from the most simple to the most complex, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you start rebuilding your life.

We have a simple philosophy; fight hard for injured people and worthy causes. Our dedication to excellence sets the tone for the firm. We provide a warm and reassuring environment where clients are put at ease.

We provide the highest levels of service based on professionalism, decency, integrity and loyalty. Our speciality is to stand for decency in the face of any abuse of power. We use sound legal principles to replace injustice with justice.  We achieve fairness where ordinary people would otherwise be exploited.

Where necessary, we are direct and assertive. If appropriate, we are also prepared to mediate and talk.  However bad things are, we will have dealt with worse. We provide clear options where there is confusion. However impossible the circumstances, we will help you find a way through.

There is a lot of injustice in the world. There are many examples. It could be an accident at work due to a lack of equipment or faulty equipment, a dangerous public place, a product developed cheaply and unsafely placed on the market, a multi-national that encourages its workers to work excessive hours, nursing homes failing to properly look after those in its care or a manager who relentlessly bullies staff. All of these things can cause injury or death.

When people come to us they feel they have lost control and do not know what to do. They have been seriously injured or the death of a loved one has happened without any warning. There is often an urgent need to put food on the table, meet the mortgage payments and access quality medical treatment. There is also a strong need to obtain justice and stop the same thing from happening to someone else.

We know what to do. We know because we are skilled and experienced.

Our Team


Nia is a very experienced solicitor accredited by the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. This means that her skills, knowledge and experience of personal injury law have been thoroughly tested and certified.

Nia has an outstanding record of success. She has years of battle-hardened experience in representing individuals against insurance companies and government organisations. During her career, Nia has recovered millions of pounds of compensation for her clients.

Nia’s interests are choral music, sailing, her family and watching rugby. She has sung with the BBC Wales Chorus and is an accomplished pianist and cellist.


Katerina Hale was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor in September 1993 and has a long track record of successfully assessing prospects of success in personal injury cases. She deals with all types of personal injury cases including accidents at work, accidents in public places as well as road traffic accidents, Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) claims. Katerina has been successful in representing hundreds of clients in a range of legal disputes.

With over 20 years of experience, she is a skilled and experienced litigator. 



Paul joined the police in 1971. He served for 26 years in total, with 20 years as a road policing officer. During this time, he attended and investigated innumerable serious road traffic accidents, including multiple fatal collisions. He retired from the force in 1998. By 2010, he had taken over the management of a 40 strong nationwide team of former police officers assisting with the gathering of relevant evidence in civil procedure cases. He retired from this position in January 2018 before joining our team in July 2019. 

Paul is a volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind and his hobbies include walking his retired guide dog and working on his garden. In 2018, he completed an overnight sponsored climb of Snowdon on behalf of the Brain Tumour Charity.