Law firm Farleys Solicitors has boosted its specialist personal injury department with the appointment of medical negligence expert Carlos Lopez.

Joining the firm’s Preston office, associate partner Carlos brings 22 years’ experience and a wealth of expertise to the firm’s highly regarded personal injury team, as the firm continues to expand its presence across the North West.

A member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury panel and a trustee of Headway Preston and Chorley, Carlos specialises in serious injury and medical negligence claims against hospitals, GPs, private clinics and consultants. He has secured tens of millions of pounds for clients during his career, over a wide range of catastrophic injury cases including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and oncology cases.  Carlos is also a Law Society assessor for the Clinical Negligence and new Catastrophic Injury panel, which recognises Solicitors who have attended specialist expertise in those areas of law.

Carlos joins the firm from defendant solicitors Hempsons, having acted on behalf of hospital trusts and the NHS Litigation Authority. Prior to this, he established and led the medical negligence teams at Birchall Blackburn and Vincents Solicitors.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining Farleys. The firm and its personal injury team have an excellent reputation and strong commitment to client care and quality. I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues to continue helping people access the vital rehabilitation and compensation they need following an injury or medical incident.

Nick Molyneux, personal injury partner at Farleys said:

“Carlos expertise and strong reputation ensures he is a key addition to the growing team here at Farleys. We are continuing with our strategy of hiring the best talent to boost the skills of our established teams, in order to support the firm’s ambitious growth plans across the region.”