Reflecting Hugh James’ continued growth of its London office, the Top 100 law firm has announced four new appointments and two advancements.

Bolstering the team, Mary Mulhall will be working as a senior associate alongside Hugh James’ expert industrial disease team. Previously at Irwin Mitchell, Mary has specialisms in mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural thickening cases and has successfully represented clients in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Meanwhile, Fran Moore joins from Hodge Jones & Allen as a solicitor and will be working across the clinical negligence and child abuse litigation teams at Hugh James. In addition, two promotions have also been made in the clinical negligence team at the London office, seeing Helen Neville advanced to senior associate and Lynda Reynolds promoted to associate. The team, led by Partner Grainne Barton, has secured more than £6m in compensation for individuals whose lives have been significantly impacted as a result of negligence by healthcare professionals.

Working alongside Alan Collins, one of the UK’s leading lawyers in child sexual abuse cases, Cameron Vincent joins Hugh James as a paralegal. Cameron held previous roles in both the insurance industry and as a paralegal for Knights Professional Services.    

Finally, announced in May this year, bringing 30 years’ experience to Hugh James’ growing personal injury team, Paul Kitson joins from Slater and Gordon as a consultant. One of the UK’s foremost personal injury lawyers, Paul specialises in acting for seriously injured vulnerable road users, and in particular cyclists, who may be suffering from spinal and brain injuries, as well as amputations and fatalities, as a result of an accident. He also has expertise in sports injury litigation including rugby, football, hockey and skiing.

Stephen Webber, a partner and head of the claimant division at Hugh James, which has offices in Cardiff and London, said: ’Our London office has grown rapidly since it first opened its doors five years ago, and these new appointments mean that we now employ 17 people in London who can offer a wide range of specialisms within the claimant division.’

’We are dedicated to providing redress to those who need it the most through our expert legal offering, and are therefore delighted to welcome Paul, Mary, Fran and Cameron to the company. We also congratulate Helen and Lynda in the clinical negligence team for their well-deserved promotions following great success in representing clients over the last few years.’

Hugh James’ London office offers legal advice in a number of specialist areas including clinical negligence, sexual abuse, personal injury, holiday accident litigation and commercial property. It also benefits from its central London location near to the Temple, Law Society and the Royal Courts of Justice to develop significant links with chambers, court staff, charities and experts – helping it to remain at the forefront of legal developments.