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CFG Law
OAKWATER HOUSE, 4 OAKWATER AVENUE
CHEADLE ROYAL BUSINESS PARK
CHEADLE
SK8 3SR
England

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

CFG Law, a boutique serious and catastrophic injury firm, handles personal injury claims worth over £25,000. Matthew Evans heads the Manchester office, focusing on brain injuries as well as fatal road and workplace incidents. Vicky Whitney leads the Cheadle office alongside Emily Kalwak . Katie Pendower joined from Fletchers Solicitors and has considerable experience dealing with motorbike accidents. Senior associate Emma Jones handles traumatic brain injury claims, while fellow senior associate Michelle Cresswell is recommended for her work on occupiers liability, road traffic accidents and accidents at work claims. Senior associate Ashwini Kamath  is another name to note. Former practice head Polly Herbert  departed the firm in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Vicky Whitney; Emily Kalwak; Matthew Evans

Other key lawyers:

Emma Jones; Michelle Cresswell; Ashwini Kamath

Testimonials

‘Ashwini Kamath and Michelle Cresswell are both very caring and attentive to your needs, they listen and guide you through the process.’

‘Ashwini Kamath and Michelle Cresswell have been approachable and very caring and attention to detail is superb.’

‘If anyone were to ask me who to turn to regarding claiming for damages I would say, without a doubt, Matthew Evans at CFG Law.’

‘I have been very impressed by Vicky Whitney. She has a clarity of expression both in her communications with me and with our injured family member.’

‘The team I have worked with, led by Emily Kalwak, has been extremely caring and supportive, often going above and beyond what is expected.’

Work highlights

  • Secured in excess of £8m for a spinal cord injured client in a claim against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
  • Secured compensation of over £3.5m for client who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a pedestrian road traffic collision.
  • Secured over £2.6m settlement for client who sustained a traumatic brain injury and extensive orthopaedic injuries in a cycling road traffic collision.

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

CFG Law is a firm of serious and catastrophic injury solicitors who specialise in personal injury cases with a value exceeding £25,000. Its office in Bury St Edmunds opened in 2021, when the firm hired the vastly experienced Hannah Clarke and newly promoted partner Siobhan Thacker from Ashtons Legal. Both are ‘standout individuals in terms of legal knowledge, litigation practice and client care‘. One client remarks that ‘their tactical acumen is second to none and they progress cases with close attention to detail presenting their client’s cases as strongly as they can be‘. They recently secured in excess of £10m for a spinal cord injured client who was involved in a motorbike road traffic collision.

Practice head(s):

Hannah Clarke

Other key lawyers:

Siobhan Thacker; Sarah Barrett

Testimonials

‘A real delight to work with. They truly understand the client’s situation and seek to serve them in an holistic way. Their tactical acumen is second to none. They progress cases with close attention to detail presenting their client’s cases as strongly as they can be. They are very skilled at notation.’

‘Siobhan Thacker and Hannah Clarke. Two standout individuals in terms of legal knowledge, litigation practice and client care.’

‘I always enjoy working with the CFG Bury St Edmunds Personal Injury Team. My understanding is that CFG Law hold a fund whereby they can provide support to their injured clients from the outset. They also have a superbly competent Client Support Team, who do their upmost to get support to injured clients ahead of case management commencing, so helpful for that injured individual.’

“Siobhan Thacker and Sarah Barrett. Siobhan Thacker has recently been made Partner at the firm and I feel this is wholly deserved. She is dedicated and passionate about her work and fights hard for the best outcome for her injured clients. She is also highly respectful of my work as a case manager and will do her upmost to work collaboratively and be a true member of the multi-disciplinary team.’

‘Sarah Barrett is one of the most delightful individuals I have met. She is highly personable able to listen and empathise and works just as hard to keep her clients’ needs at the forefront of her legal practice.’

Work highlights

  • Secured in excess of £10m for a spinal cord injured client who was involved in a motorbike road traffic collision.
  • Secured compensation of nearly £2m for a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic collision.
  • Over £1m compensation for a client who sustained orthopaedic injuries and ongoing psychological symptoms after a head on collision.

East Anglia > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

CFG Law is a firm of serious and catastrophic injury solicitors who specialise in personal injury cases with a value exceeding £25,000. Its office in Bury St Edmunds opened in 2021, when the firm hired the vastly experienced Hannah Clarke and newly promoted partner Siobhan Thacker from Ashtons Legal. Both are ‘standout individuals in terms of legal knowledge, litigation practice and client care‘. One client remarks that ‘their tactical acumen is second to none and they progress cases with close attention to detail presenting their client’s cases as strongly as they can be‘. They recently secured in excess of £10m for a spinal cord injured client who was involved in a motorbike road traffic collision.

Practice head(s):

Hannah Clarke

Other key lawyers:

Siobhan Thacker; Sarah Barrett

Testimonials

‘A real delight to work with. They truly understand the client’s situation and seek to serve them in an holistic way. Their tactical acumen is second to none. They progress cases with close attention to detail presenting their client’s cases as strongly as they can be. They are very skilled at notation.’

‘Siobhan Thacker and Hannah Clarke. Two standout individuals in terms of legal knowledge, litigation practice and client care.’

‘I always enjoy working with the CFG Bury St Edmunds Personal Injury Team. My understanding is that CFG Law hold a fund whereby they can provide support to their injured clients from the outset. They also have a superbly competent Client Support Team, who do their upmost to get support to injured clients ahead of case management commencing, so helpful for that injured individual.’

“Siobhan Thacker and Sarah Barrett. Siobhan Thacker has recently been made Partner at the firm and I feel this is wholly deserved. She is dedicated and passionate about her work and fights hard for the best outcome for her injured clients. She is also highly respectful of my work as a case manager and will do her upmost to work collaboratively and be a true member of the multi-disciplinary team.’

‘Sarah Barrett is one of the most delightful individuals I have met. She is highly personable able to listen and empathise and works just as hard to keep her clients’ needs at the forefront of her legal practice.’

Work highlights

  • Secured in excess of £10m for a spinal cord injured client who was involved in a motorbike road traffic collision.
  • Secured compensation of nearly £2m for a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic collision.
  • Over £1m compensation for a client who sustained orthopaedic injuries and ongoing psychological symptoms after a head on collision.

CFG Law is a firm of serious and catastrophic injury solicitors who specialise in personal injury cases valued over £25k.

They have a clear purpose that drives the business; to help those affected by injury – together. This purpose encompasses what they are trying to achieve as a business, challenging and changing the industry to work together and support everyone affected by injury – including the injured person, their family and friends and others around them.

CFG Law’s ambition is to become ‘The UK’s leading serious injury business by 2026.’ This does not mean the largest or most profitable, but to influence change in the industry and put the injured person and their family at the forefront of the process, ensuring they can achieve their best possible outcome and can go on to lead fulfilled lives.

To drive its purpose, the firm has developed its Client First Service. It is a multi-disciplinary service focused on clients and their families needs and aims to deliver exceptional client-centric services. It is a full wraparound service focused on establishing clients’ goals from day one, providing excellent legal advice alongside complementary non-legal services, which are unique and not matched in this sector.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Director Alastair Ferniealastair.fernie@cfglaw.co.uk0161 498 1122
Chief Executive Officer Richard Clarkrichard.clark@cfglaw.co.uk0161 413 6700
Partner and Head of Risk and Compliance Nicola Hughesnicola.hughes@cfglaw.co.uk0161 498 1113
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Richard Clark photoMr Richard ClarkChief Executive Officer
Hannah Clarke photoMrs Hannah ClarkePartner and Head of Eastern England
Michelle Cresswell photoMiss Michelle CresswellSenior Associate Solicitor
Matt Evans photoMr Matt EvansPartner
Alastair Fernie photoMr Alastair FernieExecutive Chairman
David Hilton photoMr David HiltonPartner and Head of Court of Protection
Nicola Hughes photoMrs Nicola HughesPartner and Head of Business Risk and Compliance
Emma Jones photoMrs Emma JonesSenior Associate Solicitor
Emily Kalwak photoMrs Emily KalwakPartner
Ashwini Kamath photoMrs Ashwini KamathSenior Associate Solicitor
Natasha Ulph photoMiss Natasha UlphSenior Associate Solicitor
Vicky Whitney photoMrs Vicky WhitneyPartner
Number of other UK fee-earners : 40

CLIENT: Ben Tansley
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: People led law practice that put you first. From start to finish the whole team made me feel part of the family, my best interests were always at the heart of the process, and everything was structured and detailed in a way I could understand the mechanics of my claim.


CLIENT: Sianne McCarthy
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TESTIMONIAL: Incredible staff that will support to achieve best possible outcome. Would highly recommend this company. They offered me and my family great support throughout the whole process. Advice I was given was to the highest of standard possible.


CLIENT: Sabria Harve
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TESTIMONIAL: Solicitors who actually care. Staff at CFG are very caring and compassionate about their clients and what they do. I never felt like a business case. They kept in touch throughout the process, always wanted to know what they could do for me and provided emotional support for the trying days. Thank you CFG for helping me get through one of the most challenging periods of my life.


CLIENT: Liam Norman
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TESTIMONIAL: We started our journey with CFG following the most traumatic injury I have had to face. From the minute we made contact with CFG Law nothing was too much trouble and they have supported us on this journey no end as well as supporting my wife. I would happily recommend them to anyone looking for assistance with a personal injury claim. The service is exceptional.


CLIENT: Stephen Derbyshire
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TESTIMONIAL: At one of the worst times in our life CFG Law were there to help, guide and support us every step of the way, taking the worry of the case from our shoulders. They worked tirelessly with the upmost professionalism whilst also showing immense care towards me and my family. We are eternally grateful to Vicky and the whole team at CFG and would recommend them to anyone.


CLIENT: Patricia Hinde
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TESTIMONIAL: I totally recommend CFG Law. They are an amazing team of professionals who supported me through the most difficult time of my life. Their guidance helped me to navigate what could have been a dark and lonely path. I am forever grateful.


CFG Law ensure that everyone is treated equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Our recruitment process is conducted in such a way as to ensure the selection of the most suitable person for the job in terms of relevant experience, abilities and qualification. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy statement at all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

CFG Law are working with the Disability Confident campaign and have been awarded Level 1, Disability Confident Committed status. This scheme helps us to recruit, retain and develop great people by drawing from a wider talent pool. It also helps improve the diversity and inclusivity of our workforce and increase the support for all colleagues through their guidance and training.

33% of our Senior Leadership Team are female and we are proud that 75% if our Partners are female too.

We have been awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard of accreditation and two-star outstanding accreditation by Best Companies to Work For. This level of accreditation shows that we have the relevant policies in place to support learning and development, and that we’re committed to investing in our colleagues and supporting them in achieving their career aspirations. We also have an Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award, showing the importance we place on supporting our colleagues, our culture and emphasis on work-life balance.

We are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in our own polices, practices and procedures and in those areas in which we have influence.

We are dedicated to ensuring our employees have a working environment that is free from all discrimination and respects diversity. We ensure this by:

  • Promoting a zero tolerance to any form of discrimination, victimisation, bullying or vilification.
  • Ensuring a harmonious working environment making sure all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Ensuring clients are treated fairly and without discrimination and also protecting employees from discrimination and harassment from clients.

CFG Law treat all employees equally and create a working environment which is free from discrimination and harassment and which respects the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of employees. We are committed to staff training, development and welfare and believe that our firm is as strong as the people we employ.