Promotions and expansion for well established medical negligence solicitors

Friday 12th July 2019

Following the recruitment of 3 key members of staff and the promotion of its Head of Compensation to the Board of Directors, Waldrons Solicitors now has a 13-strong Team to tackle medical negligence claims.

Joseph Norton, who heads the Firm’s Compensation Department and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL), has been promoted to Associate Director with specific responsibility for managing and driving growth of the Firm’s Medical Negligence and Personal Injury claims.

The Team has been joined by Paulina Pulawska, a qualified solicitor since 2017 with a first-class honours degree in law from Staffordshire University. She joins Waldrons from a well known Staffordshire law Firm. She specialises in a wide rage of cases including dental negligence. Paulina is excited about engaging with our local and diverse community.

Francesca Hodgetts has been awarded a Training Contract by Waldrons and joins the Team as a Trainee Solicitor. Beginning her career as an administrative assistant in the Commercial Team at the Firm, Francesca will now support other members of the Team with their cases.  

Taking on its fifth apprentice, Waldrons has welcomed Isabel Kelly who will provide business support to the Medical Negligence Team. Existing apprentices at the Firm include two business administration apprentices who, after successfully completing their apprenticeships, accepted full time secretarial roles.

On the new recruits, Joseph commented “I am pleased to welcome Paulina to the Team and I am confident that she will provide the high level of client care that our Firm prides itself on. As well as recruiting from outside, Waldrons pride ourselves in giving opportunities for talented individuals to advance their careers in tandem with the growth of our Firm. Francesca progressing from an administrative assistant to a Trainee Solicitor is a great example of this and the addition of Isabel to the Medical Negligence Team will provide us with invaluable business support.” 

John Roberts, Managing Director of Waldrons, said “After a period of increasing enquiries over the past 12 months, it became clear that there is a high demand across the Black Country and Worcestershire for specialist local advice in the field of medical negligence. I would echo Joseph’s comments on our new recruits and I am sure they will have long and happy careers with Waldrons. Additionally, I am pleased to welcome Joseph to the Board of Directors and I am confident that his contribution will assist with the strategic planning, management and growth of our Firm as well as  providing a top-tier service to our clients”. 

Attached Image: From L to R (Francesca Hodgetts, Isabel Kelly, Paulina Pulawska, Joseph Norton)

Notes for Editors

Waldrons Solicitors has been established since 1867 and has offices across the Black Country (The Waterfront at Brierley Hill, Dudley, Kingswinford and Walsall), Worcestershire (Worcester City Centre) and Gloucestershire (Cheltenham). The Firm has provided medical negligence advice for a number of years, particularly on a no-win, no-fee basis, and recent growth has fuelled the latest recruitment drive. The Firm played a key role in the group actions against the former Breast Surgeon Mr Ian Paterson