Who we are Patrons Dianne Yates Dianne Yates Dianne Yates is a personal injury solicitor who specialises in Industrial Disease and Catastrophic Injury and Partner at the firm of Birchall Blackburn Law. She joined Birchall Blackburn Law in 2011 with over 20 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer. She has worked in catastrophic injury, which includes, brain injury, spinal injury, fractures and amputations. She also has specialist knowledge of industrial diseases, notably asbestos-related conditions. To find out more about Dianne please click here.