Katie’s Settlement Brings her Dreams of Olympic Glory Nearer
We’re delighted to note that this firms successful final settlement of Katie Reilly’s action for damages for the negligent care surrounding her birth, was brought to a final conclusion last year (2020). The multi-million settlement for Katie and her family (originally from the Midlands but now living in Manchester) has enabled Katie (now aged 13 with hemiplegic cerebral palsy) to fulfil her dream of becoming an International Dressage Rider competing for Ireland. In a very short time period, Katie has made phenomenal strides in competing against adults in International Para Dressage Competitions and recently became one of the youngest riders ever to win a prestige international competition (see Horse & Hound story below). Katie is firmly on course to achieving her ambition of competing for Ireland in Paris 2024 Para Olympics.
It is heart-warming for all of us here in the firm, to have played some small part in facilitating Katie’s achievements by being able to successfully settle her claim for damages. We hope katies story will act as inspiration and motivation for other families who may be currently experiencing dark times and that they may gain courage and comfort from her achievements See below for very kind words from Katie’s mum, Karen, thanking us for our efforts.
“I just wanted to let you know the big news which happened last week. Katie had her 2nd para dressage international for Ireland and won !!
At the very young age she got to have the Irish national Anthem played. We were all in tears. It was a very proud moment for us all on her crazy amazing journey. I will attach a Clip for you.
Also she got two GCSEs three years early I must add English and maths which she passed. Katie doesn’t do anything by half !!
We now have TWO amazing horses for Katie to compete on and the sponsorship deals are coming in fast as she is really getting recognized so young.
Again all this is down to you and your team without the settlement Katie would not be able to get to where she is today. Again thank you and we will keep you up to date with everything. Katie’s eyes are Firmly on Paris 2024 !!
Brendan Karen Katie and Connor xx