Leading medical negligence and serious injury law firm Fletchers Solicitors, has boosted its workforce with 50 new hires over the past 12 months.
The firm, which has offices in Manchester and Southport, has reported a 13 percent increase in staff numbers, taking its workforce from 386 in May 2017 to 436 in June 2018.
The list of appointments has included the high-profile acquisition of Trevor Ward, a senior solicitor with over 30 years’ experience within the legal sector and specialising in all areas of medical negligence, from birth trauma to general surgery claims. And Sion Wynne, a ranked lawyer in ‘Chambers & Partners’ who has been appointed as a team leader and will work as part of the medical negligence team.
In addition, Peter Rigby has recently been promoted to the firm’s new head of medical negligence serious injury.
Over the past year, the legal firm has also expanded its in-house team of nurses from 11 to 16. The new additions include Helen Villier-James and Lesley Rowlands who will both take the position of nurse analyst.
The wave of new appointments has been brought in to allow the firm to take on more cases as part of its growth plans over the next 12 months, which includes handling nearly 30% more medical negligence cases per annum.
Ed Fletcher, CEO at Fletchers Solicitors, said: “Our continued growth is testament to the strength of our team, which has resulted in an increase in the number of cases we’re taking on.
“To reach our ambitious goals in the next financial year we need to enlist additional expertise for both our Manchester and Southport offices to further build on our success.”