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Morgan Jones Pett Medical Negligence Team joins Hatch Brenner to form an unrivalled city-based PI team

13/09/2020

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L-R: Hatch Brenner Partner Colin Cook welcomes Sara Westwood and Simon Bransby to the team.

Hatch Brenner Solicitors is delighted to welcome the Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Professional Negligence team from fellow Norwich Solicitor firm Morgan Jones Pett into the Hatch Brenner Solicitors team.

Following the retirement of David Jones as a Director in Morgan Jones Pett, the entire Clinical Negligence team from Morgan Jones Pett are transferring to Hatch Brenner Solicitors on Theatre Street, Norwich.

From 1 October 2020, top Clinical Negligence Solicitor Sara Westwood will be appointed as a Partner at Hatch Brenner Solicitors. She will be joined by her Morgan Jones Pett team comprising experienced Chartered Legal Executive Simon Bransby, along with their assistants Donna Wright and Hayley Harbord.

Colin Cook, Hatch Brenner Head of Dispute Resolution commented: “We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the Morgan Jones Pett Clinical Negligence team as they join the Hatch Brenner Solicitors Dispute Resolution team. Having known Sara and Simon for many years via the Personal Injury community, it is very exciting to have their talent and nationally-recognised expertise within our team. We admire their practical and professional approach to cases and they have a first-class reputation.

“Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Professional Negligence legal support are specialist areas, and we are delighted to be offering a heavy-weight provision of experience, accreditation and expertise to our clients. We feel the two teams complement each other, and it will be great to be able to offer a much broader clinical and medical negligence, personal injury and professional negligence practice alongside our existing services, under the Hatch Brenner Solicitors banner. We will continue to champion access to specialist rehabilitation services and family support alongside compensation.”

Sara Westwood, Clinical Negligence Specialist Solicitor added: “Simon, Hayley, Donna and I would like to extend our thank you to the entire Hatch Brenner team for the warm welcome we have received. We are delighted to be joining such a friendly firm with a broad spectrum of legal services, which also has national reach within Clinical Negligence thanks to the combination of our specialist knowledge and experience.”

Solicitor Sara Westwood is amongst the select few specialist solicitors in the UK to be appointed to both the AvMA panel (Action Against Medical Accidents) and Law Society Panel of Clinical Negligence Specialists. She is also a Senior Litigator member of APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and has over 15 years of specialist experience. She has a particular interest in gynaecological and obstetric claims, orthopaedic cases and A&E errors. In her spare time she enjoys badminton, boating and enjoying meals with friends.

Simon Bransby is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 30 years experience specialising in personal injury and clinical errors across a wide range of injury law cases. Outside of work, Simon enjoys cycling, running, music and cooking.

Sara and Simon have both been listed in the Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners Legal Directories as clinical negligence and personal injury specialists for the East Anglia region. They both regularly volunteer as legal advisors to the Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS) and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Their experience complements Colin Cook’s impressive accreditations which include being APIL accredited as a Senior Litigator Personal Injury Specialist and Brain Injury Specialist, a Law Society accreditation for Personal Injury and being listed in the Spinal Injuries Association list of accredited Personal Injury Solicitors for 2019/20 and the Headway Solicitors Directory since 2015. Colin is also on the board of trustees for Headway Norfolk & Waveney and is a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Medico Legal Society, Eastern Region Brain Injury Forum and the Norfolk Area Brain Injury Forum.

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