Trio of new appointments boosts personal injury law firm Novum Law

By Anita Jaynes on December 12, 2016

Novum Law, the specialist personal injury law firm, has just appointed another three new solicitors bringing the total number of new appointments in 2016 to nine lawyers – a record-breaking year of rapid expansion for the Swindon-headquartered firm which has offices throughout the South of England.

Hannah Carr joins from Chippenham-based Goughs Solicitors, where she gained a decade of experience representing personal injury claimants. In her time there, she worked her way up to Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence at the firm. A University of the West of England law graduate, Hannah will be based at Novum Law’s thriving practice in Salisbury.

She said: “Novum Law is a dynamic, rapidly growing, specialist personal injury law firm that’s really going places. I’m excited to be joining its talented team of dedicated personal injury lawyers who always go the extra mile to help people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own.”

Another new arrival is Declan French, a newly qualified solicitor who joins the Swindon office. Declan who originally hails from Truro in Cornwall, completed his training at Nalders Solicitors in St. Austell where he gained experience in personal injury and clinical negligence working both as a paralegal and trainee solicitor.

Declan said: “The competition for good roles for newly qualified solicitors is fierce, so I am delighted to be joining Novum Law which has just been recognised by the independent Chambers & Partners guide 2017 as the highest ranking personal injury firm in Swindon and the surrounding area. I’m looking forward to developing my career further at Novum Law and helping as many people as possible to secure the maximum level of compensation for their injuries.”

Also joining the firm is Alison Sayers, who has started working at Novum Law’s Southampton office which specialises in helping people affected by asbestos-related diseases. Alison undertook her training to become a solicitor at Southampton law firm Pitmans where she completed a seat in personal injury earlier this year. She previously worked as a legal assistant at Lamport Bassitt in Southampton.

Alison commented: “It’s great to be part of a specialist team that is solely dedicated to asbestos-related disease compensation claims. As a newly qualified solicitor, it’s a fantastic opportunity to gain lots of experience in a specific field of expertise and I’m thrilled to be joining the team.”

Chief Executive of Novum Law Thomas Sheppard said: “As a business we are passionate about giving our clients a personal bespoke, solicitor-led service. Our reputation depends on the strength of our lawyers – their professionalism, breadth of knowledge, expertise, empathy and meticulous attention to client service. I’m confident our newest recruits will play a significant role in our continued expansion while building a highly rewarding career for themselves.” “This has been a busy year for us and we will continue to look for talented lawyers to join us and help us look after our clients; we currently still have a number of vacancies across our offices.”

Pictured above: Novum Law’s new recruits, from left to right, Hannah Carr, Alison Sayers and Declan French