Weightmans hires new team to boost cross-border and travel claims services

Kieran Jones, left, and Simon Ball

Liverpool-based national law firm, Weightmans, has hired the Pierre Thomas Law team to bolster its cross-border and travel claims offering.

Pierre Thomas Law is a specialist provider of legal advice regarding international personal injury claims and the defence of accident claims throughout Europe.

Eight people have joined Weightmans and will be based in the London office.

Kieran Jones, partner and head of insurance at Weightmans, said: “At Weightmans we have a long history of providing expert legal advice and commercial support to the travel industry.

“We are delighted to welcome the team from Pierre Thomas to the firm; they share our solutions-focused approach, with a wealth of skill and experience in cross border and travel claims and we have no doubt they will be strong additions to the team and our offering.”

Simon Ball, practice director of Pierre Thomas, said: “We are really proud of all we have achieved at Pierre Thomas, having established ourselves as a major player in international personal injury law.

“Our team shares a commitment to excellent client service with Weightmans, and combining our experience and capabilities with the specialist expertise of our new colleagues puts us in a very strong position to support clients in the travel space and beyond.”

McBrides Chartered Accountants were advisers to Pierre Thomas Law.

The full team comprises: Belinda Normandale, Lucille Pernot, Mihaela Damaschin, Maud Lepez, Yasmina Villar-Lopez, Virginie Medard, Simon Ball and Laure Ekani

Weightmans is a top 40 law firm with 1,475 people across offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leicester, Cardiff and London.