Road Traffic Accident Law Scotland appoints trainee solicitor to his ‘perfect’ job

Sean Maher

Road Traffic Accident Law Scotland (RTALS) LLP has recruited Sean Maher into his “perfect” job.

The army reservist and former building control surveyor, who switched professional careers in 2011, has been appointed trainee solicitor with the firm, which operates motorcycle, cycle and pedestrian Law specialist legal services.

Mr Maher, 44, moved into law out of an ambition to help people through difficult circumstances and as a high mileage motorcyclist he brings an unrivalled depth of knowledge of travelling on Scotland’s roads to the personal injury firm.

Motorcycling is his passion. He holds a RoSPA advanced motorcycling certificate and is an accredited RoSPA group tutor. He is also a qualified British Triathlon Federation motorcycle technical official, with extensive experience refereeing the cycling phase of triathlon events. His level of analysis and understanding of claims is recognised by the firm’s founder, Brenda Mitchell.

She said: “Sean’s life experience will be a tremendous asset to the firm. A man who has been on operational duty in Afghanistan and has pursued his love of bikes to an ever more expert level is the kind of calm head and steady hand that reassures clients going through some pretty life-changing times.

“As a specialist firm, it is important to us and our clients that we are motorcyclists and cyclists ourselves and we welcome Sean to the team.”

Mr Maher, who gained his law degree and postgraduate diploma at Strathclyde University, added: “I am passionate about my new career and I’m passionate about motorcycles, so this is the perfect job. A motorbike is not a plaything. It is less stressful than driving a car and a far more social experience.

“I understand how a motorcyclist rides on the roads and in different scenarios and can analyse this from an advanced riding perspective. I am quickly finding my role within the firm and look forward to working closely with Brenda and the rest of the team.”

RTALS, which was set up in 2013, is expanding and recently recruited Marina Urie as a senior solicitor specialising in motorcycle and cycling accident law, Andrew Ward as an administrator and Fiona Richardson as an executive assistant to Ms Mitchell.

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