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Alastair Fernie

Alastair Fernie

Executive Chairman

Alastair is the owner and Executive Chairman of CFG Law. He studied engineering manufacture and management at Manchester University obtaining a Masters’ degree prior to qualifying as a Solicitor. He has extensive experience, built up over the past 20 years, of helping catastrophically injured clients and their families.

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Richard Clark

Richard Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Richard joined CFG Law in 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the team, Richard gained extensive experience working in the legal and financial services sectors.

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Polly Herbert

Polly Herbert

Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Polly joined CFG Law as Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury in 2016. With over 15 years experience in personal injury, she has a first-hand understanding of the importance of early intervention and access to medical care following a catastrophic injury.

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Nicola Hughes

Nicola Hughes

Head of Business Risk and Compliance

Nicola is a Partner and Head of Business Risk and Compliance at CFG Law and has long been one of our dedicated client champions. Having joined the team as a Solicitor back in 2000, she has gone from strength to strength and is now one of our most trusted employees.

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Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Head of Commercial Operations

Paul joined the team at CFG Law in 2017 and is a Partner and Head of Commercial Operations. Paul has almost 15 years’ experience in the legal costs sector having worked for both independent consultancies and one of the largest costs departments in the industry.

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Michelle Cresswell

Michelle Cresswell

Senior Associate Solicitor

Michelle is a Senior Associate Solicitor at CFG Law and joined us in 2007. Having started her career here as a Trainee Solicitor, Michelle’s way of working encompasses what CFG Law is all about – putting clients’ needs first.

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Emma Jones

Emma Jones

Senior Associate Solicitor

Emma is a Senior Associate Solicitor at CFG Law, having joined the team in 2017. Before joining the firm, Emma worked in the Serious Injury team for a large city centre firm but was lured in by the charm of CFG Law!

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Vicky Whitney

Vicky Whitney

Senior Associate Solicitor

Vicky joined CFG Law as an Associate Solicitor in January 2016 and has over 8 years’ experience, including extensive experience of handling complex and catastrophic serious injury claims, with a record of securing 6 and 7 figure settlements for her clients.

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Emily Kalwak

Emily Kalwak

Senior Associate Solicitor

Emily is a Senior Associate Solicitor at CFG Law with over 13 years experience in serious and catastrophic injury claims. Her expertise in dealing with life-changing injury claims means Emily always maintains high levels of client care and builds trusting relationships with clients to support them and their family fully.

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Hywel Thomas

Hywel Thomas

Senior Associate Solicitor

Hywel is an Associate Solicitor at CFG Law and has a long-standing career in personal injury. He has worked gaining access to justice for injured people since 1996 and always puts himself out there to champion the needs of the people.

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Emma Greenhalgh

Emma Greenhalgh

Associate and Office Services Manager

Emma started her career at CFG Law back in 1994 and has remained a firm advocate ever since. She has gone from strength to strength in the business, whilst always keeping her integrity to provide very high levels of client care.

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Natasha Ulph

Natasha Ulph

Associate Solicitor

Natasha is an Associate Solicitor at CFG Law and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team. Her drive in working as a serious injury solicitor is to support individuals whose lives have been affected by a life-changing injury and her passion is to try to get them back to the best possible position she can.

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Sarah Winters

Sarah Winters

Associate Solicitor

Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and has worked at CFG Law since 2004. Sarah did her training contract with us and has moulded her work life and ethics with the company’s values of prioritising client care and exceptional service. She was promoted to the role of Associate Solicitor in 2016 and is also an accredited Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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Katie Carroll

Katie Carroll

Associate Solicitor

Katie is an Associate Solicitor at CFG Law, having joined the team in 2017. She has over 9 years’ experience dealing with clients who have suffered head, spinal and complex orthopaedic injuries after an accident.

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Gareth Maher-Jones

Gareth Maher-Jones

Associate and Chartered Legal Executive

Gareth is a Chartered Legal Executive at CFG Law with over 13 years’ experience working within personal injury. Gareth has experience of working for both Claimants and Insurers, leaving him with tactical knowledge of Insurance companies and Defendant personal injury firms, which can be very beneficial to his clients.

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Celia Fraser

Celia Fraser

Associate Solicitor

Celia is a Solicitor at CFG Law with many years experience in personal injury claims.

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Sukwinder Ark

Sukwinder Ark

Associate Solicitor

In November 2018, Sukwinder joined CFG Law as a Solicitor and was quickly promoted to Associate Solicitor, taking the lead with the management of cases and people.

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Ashwini Kamath

Ashwini Kamath

Associate Solicitor

Ashwini understands that choosing a serious injury solicitor happens when someone’s world has been turned upside down, and she assists clients and their families to access early support and intervention, helping them to achieve their best outcome and lead a fulfilled life.

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Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson

Client Support Manager

Natalie is a physiotherapist with experience of working within both the NHS and private healthcare settings. Having largely worked within inpatient hospital settings, Natalie has extensive knowledge, skills and expertise in providing physical rehabilitation to patients with multiple needs.

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Marloes Molinger

Marloes Molinger

Client Support Manager

Marloes is a Client Support Manager at CFG Law and is a key colleague in providing support and helping clients in times of turmoil.

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Rifat Wazir

Rifat Wazir

Solicitor

Rifat joined CFG Law in spring 2016 as a Solicitor specialising in personal injury claims. She has a great deal of experience in the field of personal injury, particularly in handling more complex claims.

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Amy Woodward

Amy Woodward

Solicitor

Amy is a Solicitor at CFG Law, having joined the firm in 2014. She shows real passion in her work and always goes above and beyond to make a difference in her clients lives.

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Sarah Ouko

Sarah Ouko

Solicitor

Sarah is a solicitor at CFG Law and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Her exceptional abilities to calm clients’ worries and actively listen to their needs shows she is a credit to both the firm and her clients.

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Matthew Gardner

Matthew Gardner

Solicitor

Matthew is a Solicitor at CFG Law with 6 years experience in personal injury. Matthew combines a genuine want to help people with an honest attitude to ensure a first-rate service for his clients.

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Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Solicitor

Sarah is a Solicitor and joined the firm in January 2015. Her friendly and empathetic nature shines through and her clients are always put at ease when talking to her about their claim.

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Daniel Robinson

Daniel Robinson

Solicitor

Daniel is a Solicitor at CFG Law and joined the team in 2016. Through his work on catastrophic injury cases, Daniel regularly liaises with medical professionals from the earliest stage to ensure that his clients receive early treatment and support, enabling them to achieve the very best recovery outcomes.

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Amber Spencer

Amber Spencer

Solicitor

Amber is a Solicitor at CFG Law and helps to look after our clients with extreme efficiency and a smile to match! Amber shows real enthusiasm for her work, having worked in law firms from a young age.

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Faye Roberts

Faye Roberts

Litigation Executive

Faye is a Case Management System Developer at CFG Law. Having worked for the Practice for many years, Faye has developed many years’ experience in personal injury law.

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Nicholas Gardner

Nicholas Gardner

Trainee Legal Executive

Nicholas is a Trainee Legal Executive at CFG Law and has been with the firm since 2013. As part of the serious injury team, Nicholas is a valued asset to both CFG Law and our clients.

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Samantha Sutton

Samantha Sutton

Paralegal

Samantha is a Paralegal at CFG Law and has been with the firm for over 14 years. She is a true advocate of our approach ensuring that clients’ needs are at the heart of everything we do.

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Carly Powell

Carly Powell

Paralegal

Carly is a Paralegal at CFG Law and has worked for the firm for over 6 years. She always strives to be friendly and sympathetic with her clients and to understand the problems they may be facing after their accident – whether it is in relation to their injuries or other issues such as financial problems.

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Janet Bayley

Janet Bayley

Paralegal

Janet is a Paralegal at CFG Law, having worked at the firm for nearly 12 years. She has experience dealing with many different accident compensation claims, including road traffic accidents, occupiers’ liability claims and claims against the council as a result of slips, trips and falls.

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Sharon Thorpe

Sharon Thorpe

Litigation Executive

Sharon is a Litigation Executive at CFG Law, having worked for the firm for over 10 years. She has developed her career here, truly encompassing the firm’s ethos of helping clients’ in everything she does.

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April Moore

April Moore

Paralegal

April is a Paralegal at CFG Law, having joined us in 2018. April shows an impressible enthusiasm for the ethos of CFG Law and the approach to helping clients from day one. April believes it is important to provide regular updates to clients and communicate with them throughout the process.

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Elizabeth Brooks

Elizabeth Brooks

Trainee Solicitor

Elizabeth is a Trainee Solicitor at CFG Law and joined the team in 2018 as a Paralegal. Elizabeth enjoys the nature of personal injury work and that each and every case is different in its circumstances.

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Diane Hughes

Diane Hughes

Trainee Solicitor

Diane is a Trainee Solicitor at CFG Law, having joined the team in 2018. Diane underwent a career change to pursue a career in personal injury four years ago, as she wanted to make a difference in the lives of injured people after a family member suffered a similar situation.

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Lucy Herdan

Lucy Herdan

Paralegal

Lucy is a Paralegal at CFG Law and joined the team in 2019. She has previous experience in helping people affected by industrial disease, as well as asylum law. Through this work, Lucy acquired a real passion for helping vulnerable people and developed an interest in helping people who have been wrongly injured.

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Rachel Wilson

Rachel Wilson

Paralegal

Rachel is a Paralegal at CFG Law, having joined the team in 2019. Rachel enjoys working in serious injury and being able to help clients after life-changing injuries. She looks at all aspects of a client’s life to make sure they are cared for and provides much-needed support to them and their family.

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Cara Jackson

Cara Jackson

Trainee Solicitor

Cara became interested in pursuing a career in law as she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives after serious or life-changing injuries. She believes it is important to build strong relationships with clients to understand what they are going through, enabling her to achieve the very best outcome for them and their family.

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Erin Fishwick

Erin Fishwick

Paralegal

Erin is a Paralegal at CFG Law and joined the team in 2019. Erin became interested in pursuing a career in law from a young age, and this comes from the desire to help people access and fight for justice, often when they are in a vulnerable situation.

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Ryan Roger

Ryan Roger

Paralegal

Ryan always strives to achieve the best possible result for his clients and aims to put them as close as possible to the position they were in before the accident happened.

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