Personal injury claims success

A YEAR of expansion and success sees Sheffield team taking on new challenges

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th September 2007, 3:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th September 2007, 4:00 pm

2007 has been a one to remember at Ashton Morton Slack, and it’s in the Personal Injury Department where some of the most eye-catching successes have been. John Hodgson, who took over leadership of the team earlier this year, has overseen a huge number of changes.

The team. pictured, has helped over 3000 people gain access to compensation for injuries in past six months alone. A string of new appointments, as well as internal promotions has given the team new resources and allowed everyone to place a new emphasis upon delivering excellent service standards. This strategy has already paid off, with the team winning new contracts from leading institutional clients.

The team are also helping to shape the law at a national level, with major settlements relating to asbestos exposure and an upcoming Court of Appeal case. The solicitors at this respected Sheffield firm are certainly at the forefront of their field of law.

The firm’s growing respect and profile can be seen particularly clearly in the medical law and clinical negligence department. The team attracted two major names in 2007. Zoe Holland and Ben Gent joined the team as experienced professionals in medical law.

Their combined impact has already been felt. As a reflection of Zoe’s national reputation she was asked to join the Board of the Roy Castle Foundation, a leading UK lung cancer charity. Ben has already handled a string of high-profile cases that have attracted national media interest. This has led Ben to become something of a trusted figured, helping national support groups and individuals dealing with the issue of the availability of medical treatment, often known as 'postcode prescribing’.

Ashton Morton Slack already a respected name in South Yorkshire have certainly become more ambitious in 2007, but have still the same core principles at heart ; to treat everyone as an individual and always deliver excellent service.