We’re delighted to be able to announce that we’ll soon be joined by some new colleagues - a highly-regarded team of six serious injury legal experts.
Our new team will be led by Hannah Clarke, who currently specialises in serious brain and spinal cord injury cases at law firm Ashtons. She’ll lead our new operation in the south of England from a new office in Bury St Edmunds.
Serious injury specialists Mick Upton, who will also join as a partner, senior associate Siobhan Thacker, associate chartered legal executive Tim Gleave and colleagues Diane Hilton and Sarah Barrett will also join us working from the new Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge offices from April.
It’s our latest positive news after a busy 2020 which also saw us launch a new Court of Protection and private client service, two new consulting offices in Oxford and Sunderland and new partnerships in the North East and Yorkshire with spinal injury and road safety charities.
Our CEO, Richard Clark, says: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome our new colleagues to CFG. The east of England was an area where we saw a number of strategic opportunities so this is an exciting and logical next step.
“The added expertise this new team will bring us from April, along with the significant specialist skills we already have within our existing team, will enable us to help more people affected by injury together.
“The past 12 months have been challenging for all firms but we’ve been able to grow our business and continue to do things differently in line with our purpose – and that was a key factor in the team’s decision to join us and want to work with us.”
Our new colleagues collectively add exactly 100 years’ serious and catastrophic injury legal experience to our specialist team, which has also this year seen David Hilton join us as a partner to launch our Court of Protection and private client offering along with serious injury partner Matt Evans.
Associate Philip Cooper and new Head of IT and Business Improvement Wayne Lord have also been added to our team as we continued to expand and recruit through lockdown and the various Covid restrictions.