People on the move: Fletchers Solicitors; Exchange Chambers; Context; Well
Medical negligence and serious injury law firm Fletchers Solicitors, based in Southport on Merseywide, has strengthened its 29-strong serious injury medical negligence team with the appointment of a new senior solicitor.
Trevor Ward has more than 30 years’ experience in the legal sector, specialising in all areas of medical negligence.
Ward joins Fletchers from Knights Professional Services, where he was a partner at the firm dealing with complex medical claims.
Prior to this he spent more than 32 years at Linder Myers Solicitors, where he was partner for 27 years.
In his new role at Fletchers, Ward will be responsible for handling the most serious, life changing medical negligence cases the firm receives, while also managing a small team in the department.
Mark Tempest, director of the serious injury medical negligence team at Fletchers Solicitors, said: “Trevor joins our team with a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in medical negligence, which will really help us to strengthen our offering to clients. Over his extensive career, he has built up a very strong reputation and we know he will be a great asset to our quality medical negligence serious injury team.
“We look forward to seeing how he can help develop and grow the team and improve our already fantastic customer service.”
Ward said: “I am excited to be joining the largest medical negligence team in the UK. Fletchers Solicitors has an excellent reputation in the medical negligence sector.”
Exchange Chambers in Manchester has welcomed costs and litigation funding specialist Richard Wilcock as a new member.
Called to the Bar in 2012, Wilcock joins from No 5 Chambers, where he has developed a successful and extensive costs and litigation funding practice.
Wilcock regularly advises solicitors and costs draftsman on all aspects of costs.
He is a preferred counsel for NHS Resolution projects and regularly represents them and the MDU in the County & High Court (SCCO) and appellate courts dealing with high value costs arising out of clinical negligence claims.
Richard Wilcock said: “As a costs and commercial practitioner, I was keen to develop my practice at a set, which has a track record of excellence in all major areas of law. Exchange Chambers is, without question, that set.”
Tom Handley, director of chambers at Exchange Chambers, said: “Richard’s specialist costs practice is a good fit with the multi-disciplinary nature of Chambers.
“Having spent in excess of 20 years in a solicitor’s environment, he is also well placed to understand the commercial needs of solicitors in relation to all legal costs and litigation funding issues.”
Macclesfield technology PR specialist Context has appointed Charlotte Cloud, following three new account wins in as many months.
In her new role Cloud will be working for international clients in the financial technology (fintech) and cyber security sectors.
Cloud joins Context after two years in technology PR, where she focused on fintech and IT security sectors.
Before this she worked as creative industries co-ordinator at Southampton University following an earlier career in teaching.
She holds a BA in English and a post graduate certificate in education from Portsmouth University.
Frank Smith, managing director at Context, said: “Charlotte’s experience in two of our core technology sectors will be invaluable in helping our clients grow through media relations, content marketing and social media programmes.”
Well, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has announced Lynn Krige as its new chief financial officer.
Krige joined Well on November 8, the day of the company’s annual conference, with influential speaker Matthew Syed coaching business leaders on how to drive a high-performance culture, and the executive team sharing the transformation plans and vision for the next 12 months.
Krige brings more than 25 years of commercial and strategic experience.
Prior to Well, Krige was chief financial officer at British Engineering Services. She also has 12 years of experience in infrastructure asset management with John Laing PLC, where she was a board member and investment committee chair.
Based at Well’s head office in Manchester city centre, Krige will lead the finance department, including portfolio, procurement and general counsel for the Well Group, comprising Well, Well Careplus and Bestway Medhub.
She said: “I’m pleased to be joining Well at such an exciting time of transformation. I am passionate about driving operational efficiencies and investing in initiatives that create an excellent customer experience, and Well’s dedication to this is one of the key reasons I wanted to be part of the company.”
John Nuttall, chief executive at Well, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Lynn as the newest member of the executive team, substantially strengthening the leadership group.
“Lynn brings excellent technical ability and a highly professional approach coupled with strong values that align perfectly with our business.”