BL Claims Solicitors has made three key appointments following its launch as a new brand.

The firm, which specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and travel claims, has appointed David Healy as a partner and head of the personal injury team.

David (pictured) joins the firm from Sampson Coward in Salisbury. Originally beginning his career in commercial and private litigation, he now has more than 15 years’ experience dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury claims.

He specialises in multi-million pound clinical claims, usually involving brain or spinal cord damage, cases with clients who have been involved in motorcycle and cycling accidents and claims against the armed forces.

David said: “I’m very much looking forward to playing my part in the future of BL Claims Solicitors as the firm grows and continues to go from strength to strength.”

Deborah Lewis, also previously of Sampson Coward, is another new appointment. She has more than 14 years’ experience in personal injury litigation and specialises in injuries arising out of accidents at work, particularly as a result of dangerous equipment or unsafe workplaces.

She also has experience with clients who have been involved in road traffic accidents, particularly those involving serious injuries. 

Martin Usher, previously of Berrymans Lace Mawer, joins BL Claims Solicitors as an associate. Martin has seven years’ experience and has dealt with a broad range of claims. He specialises in high value and catastrophic injury claims.

BL Claims Solicitors is part of the Blake Morgan group which was formed following the merger of Blake Lapthorn and Morgan Cole at the beginning of July.

The three appointments are part of the firm’s growth strategy which has seen it actively recruiting new teams of lawyers to build upon its existing team of 50 staff.

The firm is headed up by Dr John White, a dual-qualified solicitor and doctor who has vast experience and was head of the clinical negligence team at Blake Lapthorn.

Dr White said: “We’re delighted to make these key appointments to the growing team at BL Claims Solicitors.

“David brings with him a wealth of expertise in high-value clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He, Deborah and David together have a wealth of experience and are already proving themselves to be valuable additions to the firm.”