Neil Hudgell Solicitors is continuing its expansion by buying a number of clinical negligence case files from Hertfordshire firm HRJ Law.
The acquisition, for a six figure sum, is the latest purchase by Neil Hudgell Solicitors, which has offices in Hull, Leeds and Solihull and specialises in claims for personal injury and clinical negligence, particularly brain injury and dental negligence cases.
In the past 24 months, the company has bought four other legal practices outright, caseloads from seven other firms and there are three more deals in the pipeline, subject to contract.
Geraldine Kennedy, Managing Director of HRJ Law, said the decision to sell the clinical negligence files had been prompted by the pending changes in the way such claims will be funded in the future and a decision to focus on other areas of practice.
Geraldine said: “This move enables us to develop our commercial and private client work whilst knowing that the cases transferred to Neil Hudgell Solicitors will be dealt with in a professional manner and clients will continue to receive a high quality service.”
Neil Hudgell Solicitors is interested in talking to any firm wishing to sell individual files, caseloads or the entire practice.
Neil Hudgell, Managing Director of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, said: “Huge changes in the legal landscape mean many lawyers are exiting Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence practice or leaving the profession for good.
“My own practice, on the other hand, is one of those actively looking to acquire firms or caseloads as part of our growth strategy. In 2011 we established www.webuyanyfiles.com and we have had significant interest from general practices looking to inject capital into other areas of their practice by cashing in on the value of their personal injury work.
“As well as this latest deal with HRW Law, we have various discussions with other practices on going. Two years ago, we had to go out of our way to stimulate interest. Now we are fielding 12-15 enquiries a week and I don’t expect to see that lessen any time soon.”
The website www.webuyanyfiles.com has more details of the Neil Hudgell Solicitors offer.