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Alastair Fernie

Alastair Fernie

Executive Chairman

Alastair is the owner and Executive Chairman of specialist serious injury business CFG Law. Passionate about the law and about supporting injured people, Alastair believes that working together with those around the injured person is vital in ensuring the best possible outcome.

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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

Partner, National Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Polly is a Partner and National National Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury at CFG Law, having joined the team in 2016.

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Mark Duffell

Mark Duffell

Head of Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Mark is head of our partnership, marketing and communications, and is also a Senior Leadership Team member. Mark oversees all of our partnerships, marketing and communication activities, ensuring a clear brand message throughout and protecting our purpose and values.

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Wayne Lord

Wayne Lord

Head of IT and Business Improvement

Wayne is head of IT and Business Improvement and is a member of our Senior Leadership Team. With vast experience as a senior leader in IT and change management, Wayne’s role is to set the strategy and direction for our technology, transformation and improvement of our operational processes.

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Helen Riley

Helen Riley

Head of People and Culture

Helen is head of people and culture at CFG Law and is also a member of our Senior Leadership Team. Leading a small team, Helen is responsible for developing and delivering our People and Culture Strategy, which includes learning and development, policies and procedures, recruitment and colleague engagement in respect of our core values, ambition and purpose.

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Daniel Gulliver

Daniel Gulliver

Head of Finance and Accounts

Daniel’s primary role is to manage and support a commercially focussed and fully compliant accounts team, and to oversee all the firm’s finance functions.

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Nicola Hughes

Nicola Hughes

Partner and 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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David Hilton

David Hilton

Partner and Head of Court of Protection

David is a Partner and Head of Court of Protection at CFG Law. Having joined the team in 2020, David has a wealth of experience helping people with all aspects of Court of Protection and lasting powers of attorney.

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Vicky Whitney

Vicky Whitney

Partner

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

Partner

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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Matt Evans

Matt Evans

Partner

Matt is a Partner at CFG Law and part of our serious and catastrophic injury team. He has over 22 years’ experience helping people to claim compensation, often with complex and challenging issues.

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Mick Upton

Mick Upton

Partner

Mick is a partner at CFG Law, having joined our team in East Anglia in 2021. Mick has vast experience supporting people and their families after life-changing injuries and handling complicated personal injury claims.

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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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Katie Carroll

Katie Carroll

Senior 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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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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Natasha Ulph

Natasha Ulph

Senior Associate Solicitor

Natasha is a Senior 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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Ashwini Kamath

Ashwini Kamath

Senior 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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Siobhan Thacker

Siobhan Thacker

Senior Associate Solicitor

Siobhan is a Senior Associate Solicitor at CFG Law, after joining the team in 2021. She has vast experience supporting clients and their families after catastrophic injury, including spinal injuries, brain injuries, amputations and complex multiple fractures.

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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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Faye Roberts

Faye Roberts

Associate and Business Intelligence Analyst

Faye is a Business Intelligence Analyst 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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Jonathan Fogerty

Jonathan Fogerty

Associate Solicitor

Feedback from previous clients has praised the support Jonathan has provided throughout the litigation, his approachable nature and his personal knowledge and understanding of catastrophic injury.

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Chris Baxendale

Chris Baxendale

Associate Solicitor

Christopher is an Associate Solicitor at CFG Law and joined the team in 2019. Christopher has over 10 years’ experience in helping people after serious injury. He enjoys working in personal injury as he has a desire to make a positive difference for people and their families who have been affected by injury.

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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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Celia Fraser

Celia Fraser

Associate Solicitor

Celia is a Solicitor at CFG Law with many years experience in personal injury claims. Her compassionate and understanding personality is a true asset to the company.

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Sarah Ouko

Sarah Ouko

Associate Solicitor

Sarah is an Associate 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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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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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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Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith

Associate Solicitor

Nigel is an Associate Solicitor at CFG Law and brings with him over 30 years’ experience. Specialising in serious, life-changing injuries including brain injury, amputation, spinal injury and fatal collisions.

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Philip Cooper

Philip Cooper

Associate Solicitor

Philip is an Associate Solicitor at CFG Law, having joined the team in 2020. He has over 17 years’ experience helping people who have sustained injury, helping them to claim the compensation they deserve.

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Tim Gleave

Tim Gleave

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Tim is an Associate Chartered Legal Executive at CFG Law, with extensive experience in personal injury claims. Tim has worked supporting people after injury for over 30 years and has particular expertise in supporting people after accidents at work, resulting in life-changing injuries.

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Louise Farrar

Louise Farrar

Associate Solicitor

Louise has expertise in handling severe traumatic brain injuries, involving both adults and children, and complex orthopaedic injuries as a result of road traffic collisions.

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Viola Tosh

Viola Tosh

Client Support Manager

Viola is a Client Support Manager at CFG Law and has extensive experience working as a registered Social Worker. Viola qualified as a Social Worker in 2012 and has worked in a variety of teams and roles bringing extensive knowledge and skills underpinned with professionalism, leadership, values and ethics.

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Gill Webber

Gill Webber

Client Support Manager

With extensive experience working as an Occupational Therapist, Gill has worked in a number of roles supporting people after catastrophic, life-changing injuries.

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Caroline Trinder

Caroline Trinder

Client Support Lead

Caroline’s role at CFG Law is to assess the needs of our clients who have sustained life-changing injuries and coordinate support services for them and their families.

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Diane Hughes

Diane Hughes

Solicitor

Diane works closely with our head of Court of Protection to support vulnerable clients who have lost capacity.

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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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Catherine Byrne

Catherine Byrne

Solicitor

Catherine joined the team at CFG Law in 2019 and is a Solicitor. She has worked in personal injury since 2014 and enjoys being able to make a real difference to the lives of those who have been injured and who need access to help and support.

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Sarah Barrett

Sarah Barrett

Solicitor

Sarah is a Solicitor at CFG Law and joined the team in 2021. Working as part of our team in Bury St Edmunds, Sarah supports clients with life-changing injuries after accidents at work, occupiers’ liability and road traffic collisions.

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Rebecca Hilton

Rebecca Hilton

Solicitor

Rebecca has experience in supporting people after serious, life-changing injuries, supporting them to rebuild their lives with access to treatment and rehabilitation.

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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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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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Chloe Hughes

Chloe Hughes

Trainee Solicitor

Chloe is a Trainee Solicitor at CFG Law and joined the team in 2019. Chloe was interested in pursuing a career in serious injury, as she wanted to help vulnerable people who have suffered life-changing injuries. She is passionate about building relationships with injured people and their families and providing support to them in their time of need.

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Lucy Herdan

Lucy Herdan

Trainee Solicitor

Lucy is a Trainee Solicitor 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

Trainee Solicitor

Rachel is a Trainee Solicitor 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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April Moore

April Moore

Trainee Solicitor

April is a Trainee Solicitor 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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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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Ryan Rogers

Ryan Rogers

Trainee Solicitor

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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Amiena Mia

Amiena Mia

Trainee Solicitor

Amiena shows genuine passion for what she does and tries to help clients in every way she can. She believes it is important to assist clients to be able to live independently with confidence without worry for their future.

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Diane Hilton

Diane Hilton

Litigation Executive

Diane is a Litigation Executive at CFG Law, specialising in assisting in high-value claims for people who have sustained life-changing injuries. She has experience helping clients after accidents at work and public liability claims, as well as claims arising after road traffic collisions.

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Rhea Philip

Rhea Philip

Paralegal

Having previously worked in a healthcare setting, Rhea has experienced first-hand how physical and mental injuries can lead to devastating and life-altering consequences. This experience gave Rhea a passion for pursuing a career to help those affected by serious injury.

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Nadia Bracken

Nadia Bracken

Paralegal

Nadia is passionate about helping people after serious injuries. She understands how client's needs may change quickly and adapts to deal with any issues that may arise.

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Anjali Patel

Anjali Patel

Paralegal

Having studied Tort law at university, Anjali was interested in developing a career supporting people to claim compensation after they have sustained injuries.

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Megan Plumridge

Megan Plumridge

Paralegal

Megan joined us as a paralegal in 2021, having previously undertaken work placements with the firm. Due to this experience, Megan developed a passion for helping people and pursuing a career in personal injury.

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Lisa Patterson

Lisa Patterson

Legal Assistant

Lisa is a legal assistant and works in our Bury St Edmunds office. Lisa’s role is to provide secretarial and legal support to our fee earning team.

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Jessica Cummins

Jessica Cummins

Legal Assistant

Jessica is a legal assistant and provides support across our fee earning team dealing with day to day tasks assigned on the case management system.

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Keeley Peters

Keeley Peters

Legal Assistant

Keeley is a legal assistant and is part of the team providing support and assistance to our fee earners across the whole business.

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Pauline Pearson

Pauline Pearson

Legal Assistant

Pauline works in our legal assistant team, assisting fee earners across the business with legal and secretarial support.

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Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones

Executive Assistant

Elaine is an Executive Assistant at CFG Law and her role is to provide a comprehensive and efficient administrative and executive secretarial service to our CEO and Executive Chairman.

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Wayne McMurdock

Wayne McMurdock

Business Improvement Lead

Managing change and enabling colleagues to embrace any new procedure is key to Wayne’s role, ensuring change happens in a positive and constructive way by all colleagues.

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Barrie Anderson

Barrie Anderson

Technical Support Analyst

Barrie is a technical support analyst with over 14 years experience in the Legal IT sector and works in our IT and business improvement team. Barrie is the single point of contact for any IT related issues or queries at CFG Law and provides IT support and services across the business.

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Emma Yemm

Emma Yemm

Associate, Brand and Communications Executive

Emma is an associate and brand and communications executive at CFG Law. Emma’s role is to assist in developing and delivering full internal and external communications, marketing and development plans for the business.

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Philip Marsh

Philip Marsh

Digital Marketing Executive

Philip’s role is to manage our digital marketing activities and strategies directed at securing new business and raising brand awareness in the marketplace.

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Steve Maloret

Steve Maloret

Relationships Manager

Steve is involved in all of our business development activities and relationships and helps to develop and deliver our business development strategies.

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Jen Taylor

Jen Taylor

Accounts Assistant

Jen is an accounts assistant and works in our finance department, providing day to day support and performing administrative tasks within the accounts team.

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Nicky Ramsey

Nicky Ramsey

Trainee Accountant

Nicky’s role is varied within the accounts team, from administrative tasks such as processing incoming payments, arranging payment of disbursements and purchase ledger invoices to more in-depth analysis of our financial performance across the business.

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Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

HR Administrator

Jessica is our HR administrator and provides day to day support to colleagues and our people and culture team. This includes an active role in colleague recruitment and promoting our colleague brand, maintaining the HR system, supporting our head of people and culture in delivering our strategy, and acting as the first point of contact for supervisors and colleagues on HR matters.

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