Harrowgate legal services provider Ashworth Law recently announced it will be launching a personal injury claims department in order to expand its client services portfolio.
The new Ashworth Law unit is being spearheaded by Law Society Specialist Personal Injury panelist Lucy-Ann Kirkham and will be leading a team comprised of three personal injury solicitors based in Ashworth Law’s head office in Grove Park Court.
Mrs Kirkham, with experience in practising in the personal injury field for nearly a decade and a half, has formerly served as a Clinical Negligence panelist for the Law Society.
Mrs Kirkham expressed her delight to be in charge of the new personal injury claims team for Ashworth Law at a time when the firm has been developing a highly coveted reputation in the North, and is especially excited to help develop its personal injury business.
Mrs Kirkham has had heavy involvement throughout her career with several high profile lawsuits in the realm of personal injury litigation, including one group action complaint brought by former patients against the psychiatrist who provided treatment for them.
Mrs Kirkham was quick to add that despite the fact that Ashworth Law is located in Harrogate, they will be developing their personal injury practice across the UK.
Matthew Cobley, Ashworth co-founder, also commented on the new development of a personal injury division, stating that Mrs Kirkham’s new group is the beginning of a new growth phase in the firm’s relatively short history; Ashworth Law began conducting business in 2009, but in addition to its Harrogate offices, it has recently expanded to a second office in Manchester and employs a team of almost 40 lawyers and solicitors.
The firm has grown to handle nearly 4,000 new legal clients monthly, recovering over £15 million in funds from mis-sold financial policies for its clients.