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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

Capsticks expands defendant personal injury practice with new team

Capsticks expands defendant personal injury practice with new team


Members of the team have joined from Ellisons Solicitors and Eversheds Sutherland

Top 100 law firm Capsticks has brought in a new defendant personal injury team, comprised of partner Natalie Simpkins and legal director Edward Weaver, both formerly of Ellisons Solicitors, and legal director Deborah McClean from Eversheds Sutherland.

The firm has five offices in Birmingham, Chorley, Leeds, London and Winchester. The new team will increase its capacity to support clients facing defendant personal injury claims.

Simpkins will lead the team. She has over 11 years’ experience in handling catastrophic, large-loss claims for defendants such as Lloyd’s syndicates, insurers and self-insured organisations. She deals with claims related to injuries such as brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputation claims and chronic pain cases.

Newly appointed legal director Weaver has over 25 years’ experience handling fast and multi-track personal injury claims on behalf of insurers and self-insured clients. He has specialist expertise in defending complex motor, employers’ and public liability claims.

McClean has defended road traffic accidents, employers' liability and public liability, health and safety law, occupational health and disease claims for more than 20 years. She is experienced in advising local authorities, as well as resolving catastrophic injury claims and providing strategic advice within healthcare and prison settings.

Majid Hassan, partner and head of insurance at Capsticks, said: “For nearly 30 years, Capsticks has worked with NHS Resolution and medical malpractice insurers to resolve clinical claims and handle inquests.

“With the expansion of our defendant personal injury practice, we can continue to help compensators by offering a full service covering a wide variety of claims. Like our existing team, Natalie, Ed and Deborah are renowned experts in their field who work quickly, efficiently and fairly with clients to reach the best possible solution in any claim.”