We are delighted to announce that Elaine Farr joins us this month from Legal 500 Practice, Brachers of Maidstone.Currently an ILEX member, and due to become a Fellow next year, Elaine began her career as a legal secretary, progressing to a Senior PA, working for large London firms, before joining Brachers in 2006. They quickly saw her potential and began her on the Legal Executive path the following year.
As a fee earner, Elaine dealt with Defendant Clinical Negligence, Mental Health, Employer’s Liability and Public Liability cases at Brachers as well as acting for Claimants in general Personal Injury, Data Protection and Harassment claims.
Nick Fairweather commented:-
“We are so pleased to have Elaine joining us. She comes highly recommended from Brachers who have been our ‘sparring partners’ on the other side in medical negligence work for many years. I look forward to Elaine developing her career with us ‘on this side of the fence’!”.
Elaine herself commented:-
“I am pleased to be joining Fairweathers working in their Medical Negligence Department as it is an area which I have a particular interest in. It feels a bit like a ‘poacher turned game keeper’ situation (or should that be ‘game keeper turned poacher”!) but I am looking forward to the challenge of transferring to Claimant based work. There is a strong team here which I look forward to becoming part of”.
Elaine’s appointment means that we now have 11 lawyers at the firm:-
7 solicitors (one part time), two Legal Executives (one part time), a paralegal and a trainee.