By: 9 April 2015
Fletchers takes on ex-Irwin Mitchell partner to head up new specialist injury unit

Fletchers Solicitors has set up a specialist high value medical injury unit which will be led by former Irwin Mitchell partner Mark Tempest.

In his new role Tempest will head up a team of experienced solicitors with the aim of creating one of the country’s leading departments for injuries arising from clinical negligence. He will work closely with the existing team at Fletchers, including Adrian Denson, who is the head of the serious personal injury unit handling accident claims.

The new unit has been created in response to the increasing volume of cases that the firm is attracting.

Tempest, who has nearly thirty years’ experience in the field, previously handed clinical negligence and serious injury cases at Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office. He has also worked as a defendant lawyer having spent three years at Hempsons’ Harrogate office, representing the NHS. Prior to that he had spent 21 years as a partner at York law firm, Harrowells, where he built a national reputation for the firm in both serious personal injury and clinical negligence, including some ground breaking cases and class actions.

Ed Fletcher, CEO of Fletchers Solicitors, said: “Dealing with serious injury work is something which Fletchers has had decades of experience with. In the same way that we have set up a dedicated unit to deal with this level of work within our bike team, we have also taken the same step within our medical negligence department.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Mark on board. He brings with him many wonderful years of experience, including handling the most challenging cases together with his experience of developing teams of lawyers. I have no doubt that his skills, knowledge and dedication to his clients will make him a valuable addition.”