Leading law firm Furley Page has promoted five lawyers in a move which Senior Partner Peter Hawkes says reflects the perfect blend of youth and experience offered by staff at the Kent-based firm.
Peter, who is also Head of Dispute Resolution, says the promoted staff are all key figures in teams which are recommended by independent national legal guides Chambers UK and The Legal 500.
“These promotions are hugely deserved and reflect the lawyers’ hard work, dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality client service. They have all played a pivotal role in the firm’s continuing growth and success.” The promotions are:
Val has 26 years’ experience in the field of elderly and vulnerable client work. She became a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in 1996, a global body for the most experienced practitioners in the field of trusts and estates and advising vulnerable clients. Val is a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and gives talks and seminars to care home residents, charities and local groups. She has also been a volunteer for the charity Contact the Elderly for several years.
Personal injury expert Robert, who is based at the firm’s office at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, has vast experience in all types of personal injury claims, including work related injuries, public liability, road traffic accidents, industrial disease claims, holiday claims, sports injury and product liability claims.
Robert has undertaken catastrophic injury claims and secured damages for one seriously injured victim, totalling £4.2 million. He represented 3 survivors of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster. His work was recognised by the Chartered Institute for Legal Executives in 2007, when he was given their “Award for Excellence” which was the first time this has been presented.
Deborah specialises in all commercial disputes including contracts, company and partnership disputes, professional negligence, judicial review, injunctions, equine disputes, mediation and intellectual property. Outside of work, the former Ashford School head girl has established Canterbury Young Professionals, a networking group with around 130 members.
Chatham-based Natasha joined the firm in 2013 and is part of the large and busy team handling insolvency and debt recovery work. She is also an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.
According to the recently-published Kent Legal Sector Review 2017, Furley Page is ranked among the top four of Kent’s best-performing law firms, based on the latest results from Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Both guides recognise Furley Page teams and individual lawyers for their expertise and quality of client service.
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