PROFILE: Des Collins
Des Collins is senior partner of Collins Solicitors. He represented rail crash victims at the Southall and Paddington public inquiries. His firm advises over 250 families affected by the Buncefield Oil Terminal explosion and he led the firm in the negligence claim against Corby Borough Council on behalf of children born with birth defects owing to their mothers being exposed to toxic waste as a result of the demolition of a former British steel works. Des was named the Law Society's Gazette personality of the Year 2010.