Clinical negligence partner Carol Brooks-Johnson and in-house barrister Garreth Duggan (pictured above) have joined Manchester-based personal injury law firm Express Solicitors. 

Brooks-Johnson has been appointed head of clinical negligence and leads a department of nine, including three associates.

Duggan joins in-house barrister and partner Nyssa Crorie in the firm’s advocacy department, which now has a team of five employees.

A further 160 employees have been recruited by the firm between September 2020 and August 2021.

Managing partner James Maxey said: 'It’s been a busy year for our HR and training departments, who’ve worked hard during lockdown to recruit, onboard and train the talent we need at the firm to offer a first-class service to our clients and to help us continue to grow. 

'We’re delighted to have Carol on board; she has over 25 years’ clinical negligence experience and will undoubtedly lead the department with great skill and expertise.  In addition, Garreth will really bolster our advocacy department, which we grew after the success of bringing in our first in-house barrister.  We’ve found the team has won many cases that other barristers turned down, so it is proving to be of real benefit to our clients.'

Express Solicitors specialises in personal injury and accident claims, clinical negligence claims and serious injury cases.