CFG Law launch in East Anglia ‘next stage of expansion’ for serious injury firm Team of nine making switch to purpose-led business
6th April 2021, 1:57 pm
The CEO of serious injury business CFG Law says the launch today of its newest offices and a new highly-regarded team based in East Anglia are the next stage of its expansion plans and its aim to help more people affected by injury.
Six new members of the CFG Law team join the business today at its new office in Fornham All Saints, near Bury St Edmunds, and a consulting office in Cambridge, with three more colleagues to follow them, including the partner who will lead the new team.
It is the latest positive news for CFG Law which just last week announced the promotion of six colleagues, including two new partners, after a busy 2020 which also saw it launch a new Court of Protection and private client service as well as new partnerships in the North East and Yorkshire with spinal injury and road safety charities.
From today (April 6), the new East Anglian team for the purpose-led firm includes serious injury specialist and partner Mick Upton, senior associate Siobhan Thacker, associate chartered legal executive Tim Gleave and colleagues Diane Hilton, Sarah Barrett and Lisa Patterson.
They will be joined from May onwards by partner Hannah Clarke, the current head of the team which specialises in serious brain and spinal cord injury cases at law firm Ashtons, and specialist client service managers Caroline Trinder and Gillian Webber, who support clients and families alongside the legal team.
Richard Clark, CEO of CFG Law, said: “This is another exciting day for us all and adds some significant specialist skills to our existing high-quality team which will help us deliver our purpose as a business – helping those affected by injury together.
“The East of England is one of the areas where we see real opportunities to make a positive difference to the way injured people and those around them are supported post-injury. The response we’ve had from local organisations already to us being a firm specialising in this area has been fantastic and we can’t wait to work with them more closely.”
He added: “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. Today is another important step for us. It’s the next stage of our expansion but I don’t expect it to be the last piece of positive news for our team.”
The new team collectively adds more than 100 years’ serious and catastrophic injury legal experience to the existing specialist team at CFG Law, which has also this year seen David Hilton join as a partner to launch its 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 the CFG team as it continued to expand and recruit through lockdown and the various Covid restrictions.
Last week, the firm announced that solicitors Emily Kalwak and Vicky Whitney had been promoted to partner, with solicitor Ashwini Kamath and risk and compliance expert Katie Carroll moving up to be senior associates.
Marketing specialist Emma Yemm and business intelligence analyst Faye Roberts both become associates.