Horwich Farrelly has recruited a large segment of the former Greenwoods PI team from the Plexus Law division of Parabis.
The move will see Horwich Farrelly take on seven partners and 36 other lawyers and support staff. They include partners Malcolm Henke, Rod Evans, Jane Hall and Chris Crook, all of whom are well known and highly respected in the market for their catastrophic and high value personal injury claims expertise.
Henke will assume the role of head of catastrophic injury and large loss PI for the firm, leading a combined team of more than 50 highly experienced individuals.
Horwich Farrelly partner Ronan McCann said: “Malcolm has an enviable reputation in the insurance industry for his approach to catastrophic injury and large loss cases and has been stalked by many of our competitors over the years.
“In addition, his fellow partners and colleagues have handled ground-breaking cases that have set the benchmark for defendant insurance work over the last decade. It is therefore tremendously exciting to bring on-board such a wealth of experience in this way. We immediately gain undeniably market-leading expertise in the catastrophic personal injury area as well as significantly reinforcing our services for lower value motor and casualty claims.”
The additional personnel will increase the total number of Horwich Farrelly’s staff to 660 and also strengthen the firm’s geographical reach, both in London and through the opening of a new office in Southampton to accommodate around 20 ex-Parabis partners and employees.
Rod Evans, former FOIL President, who will head up the Southampton office said: “Horwich Farrelly’s commitment to quality and willingness to invest in improving their services for clients sets them apart from the rest of the market and is why I am looking forward to our future with the firm.”