Personal Injury and Medical Negligence specialists Neil Hudgell Solicitors and Leeds headquartered Michael Lewin Solicitors have agreed a reciprocal arrangement to boost the continued expansion of both businesses.
As part of the deal Neil Hudgell Solicitors is buying, for an undisclosed sum, Michael Lewin Solicitors’ entire medical negligence caseload. Michael Lewin Solicitors’ highly experienced medical negligence solicitor Kay Barnes has also transferred to Neil Hudgell Solicitors. Kay, a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, has 14 years’ experience representing patients who have suffered injuries through medical negligence. She is also a qualified nurse and midwife with extensive knowledge gained from working throughout the NHS and private healthcare.
In addition, Neil Hudgell Solicitors will refer any employment cases and inquiries to Michael Lewin Solicitors. The new working arrangement will enable both firms to build business in areas of law in which they have particular expertise.
Neil Hudgell, founder and managing director of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, said: “Michael and I have been talking for a while about how we can work together to the mutual benefit of both our businesses. This new working relationship fits with Neil Hudgell Solicitors’ strategy of providing a specialist, high quality niche offering focused on personal injury and medical negligence cases.”
Michael Lewin, founder and manager director Michael Lewin Solicitors, said: “This reciprocal arrangement enables both our businesses to develop our core areas of legal expertise enabling both companies to move forward and to continue to expand. ”
Neil Hudgell Solicitors was established in Hull in 1997 and now employs 110 staff at offices in Hull, Leeds and Bristol as well as recently opened new offices in London. Neil Hudgell Solicitors has Lexcel accreditation, a recognition by The Law Society of England and Wales of its high standards of practice and expertise, and has accredited status from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Michael Lewin Solicitors was founded in 2001 and now has 120 staff including one of the country’s largest teams of specialists in claims for industrial diseases and road traffic accidents.