Novum Law takes on five new solicitors as it eyes further expansion

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Specialist personal injury firm Novum Law has appointed five new solicitors.

The firm says extra demand from claimants has prompted its latest recruitment drive which is the highest intake made by the firm since 2014.

Nayo Kirkpatrick joins the firm’s Swindon office from New Law Solicitors in Bristol, where he worked on serious personal injury cases gaining valuable experience in claimant litigation.

Rebecca Max also joins the Swindon team from Simpson Millar in Bristol working with Director Huw Ponting and his expert team of solicitors on complex personal injury and traumatic brain injury cases.

Emma Harman has now joined the Southampton team having gained experience with Southampton law firms Lamport Bassitt and Moore Blatch. She will be helping people affected by asbestos-related illnesses throughout southern England.

Alexandra Moore joins Novum Law’s growing Isle of Wight based team in the firm’s office in Newport. Moore brings many years of experience to her role assisting Novum Law Director Darren O’Sullivan on personal injury and medical negligence cases. She most recently worked at Moore Blatch and before that was an assistant to the Chief Magistrate in the Falkland Islands.

The fifth new starter is Jessica Ryan who joins Novum Law’s Salisbury office headed by Director Neil Elliott. A fluent French speaker, Ryan joins Novum law’s thriving personal injury team where she will handle complex serious injury and medical negligence cases.

Chief executive Thomas Sheppard said: “Our business model is built on giving our clients a solicitor-led personal service and we need good people to grow our business. These five new recruits will allow us to continue to grow our reputation as a specialist in personal injury, medical negligence and asbestos-related disease work.

“In a sector where there is considerable pessimism, we are committed to attracting and retaining talented solicitors who can really make a difference for our clients and at the same time build an interesting and rewarding career for themselves. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Nayo, Rebecca, Emma, Alexandra and Jessica working in their new teams.”

PIC: (L-R) Rebecca Max, Huw Ponting, Nayo Kirkpatrick and Anna Cole

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