Firm Profile > CFG Law > Cheadle, England


Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

Serious and catastrophic injury solicitors CFG Law specialise in personal injury claims valued at over £25,000. Practice head Polly Herbert has extensive experience dealing with traumatic brain injuries, spinal injury claims and fatal accidents. The team was recently bolstered by the hires of experienced practitioner Matthew Evans; he previously held senior roles at GLP Solicitors and Slater and Gordon, and David Hilton , who joined from Bromleys Solicitors LLP to lead the firm's new Court of Protection practice. Brain and spinal injury specialists Emily Kalwak and Vicky Whitney were also promoted to the partnership in early 2021. Below partner level, senior associates Emma Jones and Michelle Cresswell are other key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Polly Herbert; Nicola Hughes; David Hilton


‘I cannot fault CFG Law in any way whatsoever; they were diligent and took care of all my needs during the four and a half years it took to resolve my case, All the people that I dealt with there were exceptional.’

‘Vicky Whitney and her team were always approachable and understanding.’

‘CFG helped us after a bad car accident. I found them exceptionally helpful and were always ready and willing to help us and arranged for me to get the help I needed.’

‘The team are very helpful, supportive and sincere.’

‘A young dynamic team lead by Polly Herbert and Vicky Whitney. The firm puts clients very much at the centre of everything that they do. The firm is always able to go as far as is required in order to achieve a result for the client. The practice seeks to promote young associates and provide them with responsibility. In my work with the firm, I have found them to be entirely dependable and classically client focused.’

‘Sara Ouko stood out for me because of her genuine concern for my welfare on all levels, and I would say her team are the same. I would recommend them to absolutely anyone and I would most certainly use them again if needed.’

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

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

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 which 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.

Despite 2020 being a year no one expected, and which saw many law firms struggling, CFG Law has gone from strength to strength. Due to their IT infrastructure, 100% of colleagues were able to work from home from day one, which meant there was no interruption to the service provided to their clients.  Their strong position in the marketplace meant they did not furlough any colleagues or make redundancies during this time, and r annual pay review went ahead as normal.

They have also continued to grow the business, with eleven new colleagues joining the firm and five internal promotions. They have also opened two new consulting offices in Oxford and Sunderland in 2020 and a further permanent office in Bury St Edmunds with a new team of eight joining in April 2021, together with another consulting office in Cambridge. 

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director Alastair Fernie 0161 498 1122
Chief Executive Officer Richard Clark 0161 413 6700
Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury Polly Herbert 0161 498 1128
Partner and Head of Risk and Compliance Nicola Hughes 0161 498 1113
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Richard Clark  photo Mr Richard Clark Chief Executive Officer
Ms Hannah Clarke photo Ms Hannah Clarke Partner and Head of Eastern England
Miss Michelle Cresswell  photo Miss Michelle Cresswell Senior Associate Solicitor
Mr Matt Evans  photo Mr Matt Evans Partner
Mr Alastair Fernie  photo Mr Alastair Fernie Executive Chairman
Mrs Polly Herbert  photo Mrs Polly Herbert Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic
Mr David Hilton  photo Mr David Hilton Partner and Head of Court of Protection
Mrs Nicola Hughes  photo Mrs Nicola Hughes Partner and Head of Business Risk and Compliance
Mrs Emma Jones  photo Mrs Emma Jones Senior Associate Solicitor
Mrs Emily Kalwak  photo Mrs Emily Kalwak Partner
 Ashwini Kamath  photo Ashwini Kamath Senior Associate Solicitor
 Siobhan Thacker  photo Siobhan Thacker Senior Associate Solicitor
Miss Natasha Ulph  photo Miss Natasha Ulph Senior Associate Solicitor
Mrs Vicky Whitney  photo Mrs Vicky Whitney Partner
Number of other UK fee-earners : 40