Cambridge UK law firms Ameer Meredith and Barr Ellison Solicitors have merged their personal injury teams – creating arguably the East of England’s strongest powergroup in the sector.The merger builds on the firms’ strong track records in brain and complex injury cases.
Yasmin Ameer, rated a star in the field by The Legal 500 guide, said the merger gave clients access “to an even wider and more in-depth range of services, supported by resources that are among the best in the region.”
Barr Ellison managing partner Robert Curry added: “The merger is a sensible move for both law firms. Yasmin and her team have a wealth of experience and their arrival fits well with our plan for measured growth.”
Sarah Hefferon, personal injury partner at Barr Ellison Solicitors and one of the region’s foremost brain injury legal specialists, points out that the new larger team will have a distinct authority in complex personal injury cases.
She said: “Our goal has always been to provide our clients with the practical means to rebuild their lives after usually devastating injuries. This merger increases the resources we can make available to our clients.
“Unlike ‘volume’ claims companies, we provide a highly personal service to ensure that the needs of our clients are met. In the case of a child’s injury, for example, this is likely to mean there is a need to resist pressure from insurance companies to settle early and stay with the case until a clear prognosis is available. In the meantime, we make sure that the child’s and their family’s ongoing needs are met as fully as possible.”
The new firm will operate under the Barr Ellison brand.