6th April 2020, 11:52 am

LEADING serious injury business CFG Law has announced the promotion of one of its solicitors to Senior Associate and two more of its legal team to Associate.

The trio were all promoted after completing their interviews via video and conference calls. The Cheadle and Manchester-based business’ entire workforce has already been working remotely for a fortnight in line with current Government guidance on coronavirus.

Natasha Ulph, a specialist in brain and spinal injury and chronic pain, becomes a Senior Associate after 11 years with CFG Law. This is her latest promotion at the firm she joined in 2008 as a Paralegal and then trainee solicitor, before being made an Associate in 2014.

Catastrophic injury expert Sarah Ouko becomes an Associate, just over three years after joining CFG as a solicitor, and she is joined in the new Associate ranks by costs solicitor Callum Hugo, who joined the business in July 2018.

All three will begin their new roles today at CFG, which opened its second office in Manchester in August last year and was named the PI Team of the Year for the second year running at the Manchester Legal Awards last month.

Richard Clark, CEO of CFG Law, said: “Promotion to Associate and Senior Associate is a huge step in the career of anyone working in a legal business and we were determined that the current situation wouldn’t stop anyone here taking that step.

“Natasha, Callum and Sarah have all made very significant contributions to our business in recent years and thoroughly deserve their promotions. So we adapted the interview process as we’ve adapted our entire business, completed it remotely and we’re now looking forward to seeing them develop even further in the next stage of their careers with us.”

He added: “It was great to ring each of them and tell them they’d been successful. Calling them at home from my home was a fairly unique experience but one we’ve all had to get used to in the past fortnight.

“We’ve invested significantly in the IT capability of our business to enable agile working for everyone so, when the Government told us to work at home, thankfully we were prepared. It hasn’t affected our ability to deliver our award winning Client First Service or our ability to help people affected by injury – together.”

Richard said the CFG team settled its first case via agile working the day after the Prime Minister first urged people to work at home if they could and said the team were well placed to continue to support seriously injured people and their families, many of whom will face long periods of isolation in the coming weeks.

CFG has also announced that two of its team, Ryan Rogers and Amiena Mia, both of whom joined as paralegals last year, have begun legal training contracts this week, with two more paralegals at the specialist serious business, Lucy Herdan and Rachel Wilson, due to start their training contracts in September.

CFG has recruited more than 30 people in the past 12 months to meet increases in new business, as well as opening its second office in Spring Gardens in Manchester city centre, adding to its first office in Cheadle.

As well as the Manchester Legal Awards win in 2019 and 2020, it was also named as the winner of the Law Society’s Legal Excellence Award for Client Service Excellence in October and was awarded the Spinal Injuries Association’s Torch Trophy for its work with the charity last July.

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