Six new recruits have joined the travel team at law firm Slater and Gordon.
The expansion follows a rise in demand for specialist lawyers to represent clients who have been seriously injured or fallen ill as a result of negligence abroad.
Headed up by Paul McClorry who has more than 11 years’ experience in the field, the department deals with cases relating to incidents that have happened overseas where the laws and jurisdiction are often different to the UK.
Saira Hussain, formerly of Clyde & Co, had more than seven years’ experience in all types of personal injury cases that have occurred outside of the UK.
Danielle Rand, formerly of Horwich Cohen Coghlan Solicitors, has more than five years’ experience of representing clients who have suffered serious injury.
Alexandra Eaves, who moves from DWF Solicitors, specialises in cases of holiday illness and James Griffin joins the team from Simpson Millar LLP, with experience in complex cross-jurisdictional matters.
Caitlin Dunn and Faisal Latif have also joined the city centre firm as litigation executives, as well as a further four internal promotions within the team.
Paul McClorry, head of travel litigation at Slater and Gordon, said: “Going on holiday should be a relaxing experience, a break from the stresses of everyday life, but unfortunately sometimes injury or illness gets in the way.
“Over the last few years we have seen a marked increase in the number of people contacting us for advice, which is why we have made the decision to expand.
“Our new colleagues bring a wealth of experience and we are delighted to have them on board so we can continue to provide expert advice and support to those who need it most.”