Solicitors launches new Manchester office

From left: senior associate Katie Hawcroft, managing partner David Thompson, insurance partner Pete Oakes

Langleys Solicitors has launched its new Manchester office, in a move which will see the firm further expand its reach across the UK.

Langleys’ new Manchester-based insurance team, headed by insurance partner Pete Oakes, will deliver high quality legal advice to national and regional insurance and corporate clients on a range of issues.

In particular, Pete, supported by senior associate Katie Hawcroft, will focus on insurance fraud, commercial insurance disputes, complex personal injury claims, casualty and motor insurance claims.

The firm said the successful launch of its Manchester office reflects its commitment to retaining its status as a leading law firm, building on its existing presence in York and Lincoln.

Managing partner, David Thompson, said: “We are committed to working in partnership with our insurance clients to deliver the highest standard of advice and service.

“We see the addition of a Manchester office, and access to the legal talent in Manchester and the North West, as a key element in meeting our strategic growth plans, and to remain the legal partner of choice in the insurance sector.”

Pete Oakes added: “The response from clients, both on a national and regional level to the opening of our Manchester office, has been fantastic.

“Langleys has a richly-deserved reputation in the insurance market and I welcome the opportunity to develop that with our new team.

“I am thrilled to be able to announce the official opening of our Manchester office, and look forward to offering support to a range of insurers and corporate clients.”

The announcement follows a number of recent senior appointments across the firm as Langleys looks to meet its ambitious growth and service plans.