Winn Solicitors is thrilled to welcome David Benham to the role of Applications Manager in our IT department.
This week is Walk to School Week, and Winns is sponsoring four schools in our local area to help them get involved.
Congratulations are in order for Whitley Bay Sporting Club U13s girl’s team, who have recently lifted the Wade Financial Trophy!
We caught up with Training and Development Officer Mark Essam six months into the job to see how things are going.
At the end of last month, Ben Marshall from our First Response Team took party in a charity boxing match in Sunderland.
Last weekend, the Newcastle City Juniors debuted their brand new training tracksuits for their Easter Open Tournament in Holland.
Suzanne Winn has recently celebrated her ten-year anniversary of working with the firm. We caught up with her to find out more about her experience of working with us.
Introducing our post team. A team of nine, made up of seven apprentices and two supervisors, they provide essential administrative support across the business.
National charity Action on Hearing Loss has again recognised Winn Solicitors efforts in providing excellent service and accessibility to customers and employees who are deaf or have hearing loss, through its Louder than Words charter accreditation.
This week is National Apprenticeship Week and we’ve been talking to our apprentices, past and present, to see what they value about apprenticeships and working with Winns. We talked to Meghan Alexandra who started as an apprentice in the post team and now works as a junior legal secretary. This is what she had to say.
This week is National Apprenticeship Week; a week to celebrate the success of apprenticeships and to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway of learning. We spoke to one of our own apprentices Kurtis Dodds from Whitley Bay to find out about his role in the business and his ambitions for the future.
We’re delighted to announce that Rebecca Lamb has joined the growing On Hire team as Deputy Manager.
Holly Clegg from our Serious Injuries team organised a Christmas donation drive for Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter.
We are delighted to announce that we are further expanding our business and are excited to announce our new venture, On Insurance Connect.
For the fourth year running, Winn Solicitors has been named in prestigious legal directory, The Legal 500; a widely-recognised directory which analyses and assesses the capabilities of law firms.
A huge congratulations are in order for the five Winns staff who ran the Great North Run to raise money for the Sunshine Fund.
Sarah Hepple and Leanne Duffy have recently been awarded training contracts with Winns.
Costs Lawyer Jonathan Frith has recently been promoted to Manager of the Costs Team.
Congratulations are in order for Paul Morpeth who has recently been promoted to Head of EL/ PL and Technical Claims.
Congratulations are in order for Carly Backhouse, who has recently completed her apprenticeship in Business Administration with Winn Solicitors, and has been promoted from apprentice Admin Assistant in the Post Team to Admin Assistant within the Trials Team.
Management Secretary Anne Farrell recently celebrated 15 years of working at Winn Solicitors. Here, she tells us about her time with Winns so far.
Congratulations are in order for Kris Brown, who has recently been promoted to the role of Training and Development Officer.
Winn Solicitors are delighted to have two of their teams shortlisted for a prestigious award at the Northern Law Awards.
Winn Solicitors has recently awarded training contracts to four employees – Joseph Carton, Amy Mill, Helena Kennedy and Chloe Jasper.
Friday 24th March was Red Nose Day, and staff at Winn Group got involved in a whole host of activities in order to raise money for charity.
Congratulations are in order for Joe Timlin, Nicole Gavaghan and Ashleigh Finlinson, who have been awarded training contracts with Winn Solicitors.
Winns is welcoming James Urquhart-Burton to the firm, in the role of Solicitor in the Part 7 Team.
As of January 1st 2017, Winn Solicitors became listed in national charity Headway’s directory of specialist solicitors with experience in brain injury cases.
Holly Clegg, from Newcastle, has recently joined Winn Solicitors. In her new role, she will work as a Solicitor within the Complex Claims Team.
Staff at Winn Group took part in the nationwide Save the Children ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ event on Friday 16th December 2016.
Winns welcomes Solicitors Lucy Wennington, Jonathan Straughan and Louise Gudgin, who have recently joined the firm.
Staff from Winn Solicitors attended the Northumbria University Careers Fair on 8th November 2016.
Congratulations are in order for Haleema Gohar, Liam Warren and Daniel Strong, who have recently been awarded training contracts with Winn Solicitors.
Solicitors Julie Barry and Anthony Baker have both recently joined the firm.
Winns are proud sponsors of the second annual WonderLAN ball. The ball is a charity event put on by Durham-based EMG Solicitors to support brain injury charity Headway.
Meisha Wallace, HR Advisor at Winn Solicitors, has recently been awarded her CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management.
Winns has welcomed senior appointment Deborah Henning, who has joined the firm as Compliance Manager.
Nichola Welsh is a Costs Lawyer and Team Leader in the Costs Team at Winn Solicitors. She joined the firm as an Office Junior while on a gap year, and has worked her way up while studying at the same time.
Winn Solicitors has sponsored three local football teams to enable them to continue playing junior football in the region. The firm has provided funding to Heaton Hawks’ under 12’s boys team, Whitley Bay Boys Clubs’ under 12’s girls team and Ellington Juniors’ under 9’s team.
Winns staff Kieran Embleton, Ben Marshall and Sharan Singh took part in the Great North Run 2016 on behalf of the Sunshine Fund.
Receptionist Lynn Hodkinson is celebrating ten years with Winns. She initially joined the firm in August 2006, as a receptionist in the Heaton Road office.
Staff at Winns have been raising money for victims of brain injuries and their families.
Winn Solicitors has successfully secured the national Law Society’s legal practice quality mark, Lexcel, for another year. After initially being awarded the accolade in 2011, the firm have maintained the award ever since.
Annually, Winn Solicitors presents prizes to the Northumbria University students with the best academic performance in Civil Litigation in the M Law Exempting course, and the best performance in Civil Litigation on the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Solicitor David Burn has recently joined the Complex Claims Team at Winns. David specialises in high value and complex serious injury claims, including brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputees, multiple orthopaedic injuries and fatalities.
Congratulations to Sabina Haque, Natalie Hall and Josh Armstrong, who have recently been accepted on to training contracts with the firm.
Winns welcomes HR Recruitment Officer Claire Devlin to our growing team.
We’d like to say a huge well done to the 35 staff members at Winns who took part in this year’s Sunshine Run. The team took on the 5k run along Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside yesterday evening, to raise money for North East charity The Sunshine Fund.
Congratulations to Ben Marshall and Mick Davis who have recently been promoted from Claims Handlers to Team Leaders in the First Response Team at Winn Solicitors.
Mark Howell has recently joined the IT Team at Winns, in the role of Proclaim Developer. In his new role, Mark, from Newcastle, will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Proclaim case management system.
Winns are delighted to announce our sponsorship of North Shields Juniors AFC U17’s team for another two years.
We are delighted to announce that we have made the shortlist for the Northern Law Awards. Both the Litigation Team and the Trials Team have made the cut for Team of the Year – Personal Injury/ Clinical Negligence, while the firm as a whole has been shortlisted for Large Law Firm of the Year. The awards celebrate the great wealth of legal talent and success within the region.
Winn Solicitors are delighted to announce that Colette Adair has been promoted to become manager of the HR team. Formerly HR Officer, Colette has been with the firm for almost five years, and has been instrumental in recruitment, employee development, and receiving recognition for the firm through awards and accreditations.
Winns welcomes Head of Change Management, Clint Milnes, to the firm. A key appointment, Clint has joined the senior management team in order to further develop processes throughout the business, in light of recent changes within the industry.
Meisha Wallace has recently joined the HR team in the role of HR Assistant. She will be responsible for assisting the HR Officer with all aspects of HR.
Winns welcomes Gemma Moore, following her recent appointment as Costs Clerk on the Costs Team at the firm.
Winns has recently taken on three new apprentices through Learning Links, to expand its workforce and encourage internal growth and promotion for aspiring legal professionals.
Winns welcomes Solicitor Gemma Rolfe to the Trials Team. Gemma joined the firm in January, and will take on the role as supervisor to the Employer Liability Team.
We are delighted to be supporting the Sunshine Fund in the Great North Run 2016, for the second year in a row. The money raised by those taking part will go towards supporting disabled and seriously ill children around the North East.
Head of Clerks Amy Graham has been promoted to Senior Associate at Winn Solicitors. Amy joined the firm in 2009, and has made rapid progress through the company.
Helen Proud has joined Winn Solicitors as a Chartered Legal Executive, working in the Road Traffic Accident Portal Team.
Jonathan Frith has worked at Winns for five and a half years. As Assistant Manager of the Costs Team, he is key to the day-to-day running of the department, which focuses on recovering costs and disbursements.
Winns are proud to have participated in this year’s Making Winter Warmer Selection Box Appeal. Staff have been rallying around to contribute as many selection boxes and chocolate gifts as possible to donate to the cause, which was organised by the Making Winter Warmer community g
Aimee Clifton, from Sunderland, has joined the Marketing Team at Winn Solicitors as a Marketing Executive.
Congratulations are in order for newly qualified Solicitors Nikita Bos and Katy Jones. Nikita, from Seaham, and Katy, from Nenthead, both studied Law at Northumbria University, before joining Winn Solicitors as Legal Clerks in 2012.
Jordan Walsh, from Dudley, Cramlington, has worked at Winn Group for four years, and has progressed from Admin Assistant to his current role of Case Handler.
In aid of Children in Need, the team at Winns got involved in a range of fantastic fundraising activities. Staff cooked up an impressive array of cakes, which were sold at our bake sale, entered a ‘sweets in a jar’ competition, and even turned up to work in fancy dress!
Helen Richardson has recently been appointed as Manager of the Vehicle Damage Team at Winn Solicitors. In this role, she will support the existing management team in using strategy and procedures to maximise credit hire recoveries in the current challenging market conditions.
Adam Robinson and Stephanie Bennett are celebrating after being selected to undertake training contracts at Winn Solicitors.
Samantha Hardy is celebrating her recent promotion to Team Leader of the Portal Team. Sam, from Bedale in North Yorkshire, joined Winn Solicitors in 2012 as a Solicitor on the same team.
Megan, from Newbiggin Hall, recently joined Winn Solicitors on an apprenticeship in business administration. Here, she talks about her role within the company, and her ambitions for the future.
Winn Solicitors has recently introduced a dedicated Customer Service Team, led by Customer Service Manager, Lucy Molina. Lucy and her team of eight will provide a friendly and efficient service to customers, resolving queries or passing them through to the relevant department.
Congratulations are in order for newly qualified solicitors Joanne Blenkinsopp and Catherine Walker. Joanne, from Bedlington, and Catherine, from Shotley Bridge, both joined Winn Solicitors as Legal Clerks three years ago, and were subsequently awarded training contracts.
Winn Solicitors is celebrating its second year of being named in prestigious legal directory, The Legal 500. The directory, which is widely recognised as the leading guide to law firms in the UK and internationally, recommends Winn Solicitors for its personal injury services.
Winn Solicitors staff Adam Robinson and Mick Davis took part in one of the region’s biggest sporting events this Sunday - the Great North Run.
Jenna Whitton, Process Coordinator at On Medical, is celebrating ten years of working at Winn Solicitors. She shares some highlights of working at the firm over the years:
We are delighted to welcome new Solicitors Fiona McClelland and Himat Sidhu to Winns. Fiona, from High Heaton, and Himat, from Jarrow, both recently joined our busy Trials Team.
National charity Action on Hearing Loss has again recognised Winn Solicitors efforts in providing excellent service and accessibility to customers and employees who are deaf or have hearing loss, through its Louder than Words charter accreditation.
After only five months at Winn Solicitors, Stacey Grant is on the fast-track to success. Having joined Winn Solicitors as an Admin Assistant for the busy Post Team, she has been promoted to Rehabilitation Administrator for sister company On Medical.
Emma Groundwell has worked at Winn Solicitors for four years. As a Personal Injury Solicitor in the busy Trials Team, she predominantly deals with RTA cases where liability is disputed. Emma talks us through a typical day as a Solicitor at Winns.
Following success in their previous roles, two of Winns high achievers, Haleema Gohar and Sarah McCulloch, have been promoted to become Legal Clerks.
Three Winn Solicitors staff took on the Bike for Bobby cycling challenge at the weekend. Mick Davis, John Nesbitt and Michael Kealy all cycled in the event, which is held every year in honour of Newcastle hero Sir Bobby Robson.
Winn Solicitors has teamed up with a local apprenticeship provider to increase the number of opportunities that the company can offer to young people.
Winn Solicitors have awarded three students from Northumbria University Law School with prestigious prizes for the best performance in Civil Litigation, at the 2015 Academic Congregations and Prize Giving Ceremony 2015.
Congratulations are in order for the 27 members of the Winn Solicitors team who took part in The Sunshine Run last month. The event took place in order to raise money for North East charity The Sunshine Fund.
Proclaim Developer Michael Kealy is taking on an impressive challenge this summer – he is set to complete three triathlons between now and August.
Congratulations are in order for employee Jennifer Kermath, who was recently promoted to the role of Trials Team Secretary. Jennifer, from Hazelrigg, joined Winn Solicitors just over a year ago.
A team of 27 Winn Solicitors staff took part in the five kilometre Sunshine Run along the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside yesterday. The run, organised by The Chronicle Sunshine Fund, takes place annually to raise money for disabled children in the North East.
Marketing Executive Jeff Lyall, from Gateshead, has joined the growing marketing team at Winn Solicitors. Jeff’s main areas of responsibility will include social media and email marketing.
Winn Solicitors recently enjoyed success at the first ever Northern Law Awards. The awards took place at the Biscuit Factory on 11th June 2015. The Law Practice Management Award went to our Costs Team.
Winns welcomes a new starter to the Marketing Department. Sophie Cresswell, from Heaton, has joined the expanding team in the role of Marketing Copywriter.
On Hire Manager Chris Cullingworth is celebrating ten years with Winn Solicitors. He tells us more about his time working at the firm.
Winns are proud to announce their support for Walker Bowling Club. An established member of the Northumberland County Bowling Association, the team have risen to success lately, beating rivals including North Shields West End, and Gosforth Central.
Every year in September the North East comes to a standstill as the regions runners take to the streets and all eyes turn to the world’s leading half marathon – The Great North Run.
Winn Solicitors employee Mak Kolare, from Gosforth, is celebrating his success in qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive – a significant achievement in his career.
Accomplished Winn Solicitors employee Lauren Vasey has been promoted to the role of Legal Clerk. Lauren has been with the Winns team for almost three years, and in that time she has made impressive progress.
Winn Solicitors has been shortlisted for four accolades at the prestigious Northern Law Awards - a real achievement for the firm’s employees.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in yesterday's Cobalt Duathlon and a special well done to our very own Michael Kealy, who completed the 30k course in 01h 34m 43.5s!
We are thrilled to be expanding the company with new appointments to the finance and marketing teams. Amy Thompson, 26 from Wallsend has joined as Digital Marketing Manager with Chester-le-Street based Jenny Turner taking the role of Financial Controller.
Winns are always pleased to see our team members evolve and grow during their time with us, so we couldn’t be more pleased to see Nichola Welsh qualify as a Costs Lawyer.
Michelle Basey has successfully achieved the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 4 Qualification. It took Michelle 3 years to complete the qualification with Kaplan, a training and development partner in Newcastle.
We're delighted to announce that Jo Amos has joined the Winn Solicitors board of directors.
Winns would like to congratulate Jennifer Chung, who has been selected for our trainee solicitors programme.
Katy-Anne Atkinson joined Winn Solicitors in 2012 as Legal Clerk and secured a training contract with the company in 2013.
Newcastle-based Winn Solicitors has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people.
Winn Assist has been nominated for Claims Management Company of the Year at the Modern Claims Awards. The prestigious new awards celebrate cross-industry talent and success.
Winns will be lending its voice to the Association of Cost Lawyers’ (ACL) student council, thanks to trainee costs lawyer, Katie Williamson!
We just wanted to take this opportunity to say Happy New Year from everyone at Winn Solicitors!
Youngsters from Newcastle East End FC are aiming for the top of the league thanks to support from Winn Solicitors.
Winn Solicitors employee Victoria George has been awarded her Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Human Resources Management from the CIPD.
Pupils at Byker Primary School are being helped to stay safe on their journey to and from school this winter thanks to a donation of high visibility vests from a local firm of solicitors.
Newcastle based Winn Solicitors is spreading some festive cheer to children across North Tyneside in conjunction with The Bay Food Bank.
Specialist accident management company Winn Assist has scooped a prestigious award having been named the ABP Repairers’ Choice Award: Accident Management Company of the Year 2014, at the 8th Annual ABP Night of Knights Awards Ceremony.
Winn Solicitors are thrilled to offer graduate opportunities and are pleased to announce that one of their graduates has started a full time position with the firm.
Winn Solicitors are thrilled to confirm their ongoing sponsorship of Gosforth Bohemian's Northern Alliance team.
Winn Solicitors is continuing its successful year with the Newcastle based firm celebrating its first entries to the prestigious Legal 500 listing, widely recognised as the leading guide to law firms in the country.
Legal Executive Claire Kerr joined Winns in May 2013 and has just celebrated achieving success in her qualification as Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.
HR Administrator Melanie Reynolds celebrates 10 years working with Winn Solicitors, and tells us more about her time with the firm.
David McCormick was awarded the Winn Solicitors prize for the best performance in Civil Litigation (M Law Exempting), at the Academic Congregations and Prize Giving Ceremony 2014 at Northumbria Law School.
Winn Solicitors Limited graduate trainees Keelie Robinson and Rebecca Hann have completed their training contracts and successfully qualified as solicitors.
Law firm Winn Solicitors has strengthened its commitment to supporting people with hearing loss on the roads, after securing the Louder Than Words charter for another year.
Congratulations to the Winn Group Finance Director, Iain Richardson, on securing the Finance Director of the Year title at the North East Accountancy Awards on Thursday 26 June.
Winn Solicitors has announced the promotion of 9 Solicitors within the law firm. The promotions are in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the Company and will commence on 1st June 2014.
Winn Solicitors Ltd is delighted to be awarded the prestigious Investors in People Silver Standard, awarded to organisations which demonstrate excellent people management and development.
Road accident management firm Winn Assist has won a major national award in recognition of its high standard of customer service and expertise.
Winn Solicitors’ managing director Jeff Winn is in the running for one of the most hotly contended business awards in the North of England.
Winn Solicitors staff recently helped fellow employee, Jo Amos, raise money for Cancer Research UK by dressing up for Easter! Staff raised £148 and the Directors kindly added an additional £198, the grand total raised was £346.
Road accident management firm Winn Assist has been shortlisted for the second national award recognising the quality of its team in as many weeks.
Two rising stars of the North East’s legal sector have successfully qualified as solicitors on a scheme run by their employer Winn Solicitors.
Fast-growing accident management specialist Winn Solicitors has appointed Mike Brown to its sales team as part of its continued expansion.
Winns are happy to announce that B2B branch Winn Assist has been nominated for Outstanding Claims Management Team of the Year award at the Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2014.
Congratulations to Cheryl on reaching her 10-year anniversary as part of Winn Solicitors' First Response Team!
Plans by the Coalition to introduce shared parental leave could leave a bitter taste in the mouth of bureaucracy, employment law experts have warned.
MI6 recently caused a buzz in the HR circuit after releasing their latest recruitment ad, which highlighted “The Fast Track To Becoming An Intelligence Officer”.
According to reports, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says the Government is right to offer support to 16-year-old's to obtain vocational qualifications instead of entering further education.
Winn Solicitors are very proud to be on board as official sponsors of Newcastle's very first city-centre, triathlon event, which will see teams from both regional and national business vying for first place in the Quayside race.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has released details of a new survey, which suggests that the number of graduate vacancies could rise by more than 10% in 2014.
Rachel Allen was working as a legal secretary when she started looking for ways to progress her career. Following vital help and support from Winn Solicitors she is now looking to the future with renewed excitement after qualifying as a costs lawyer.
A study of UK mums has found that childcare costs are a preventing factor in their decision to return to work.
A recent survey by industry experts, Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has found that almost a third of UK employers are operating at full staff capacity.
The New Year often incites motivation to make changes to ones lifestyle or outlook, however a recent study has found that almost one in five of us are considering a change in employment in 2014.
A survey of employers by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found that levels of staff taken on could be on the increase from this time last year.
Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce plans to raise the national state pension age to 70 after 2050 in today's Autumn Statement.
Upon completing university, getting a good foothold on the career ladder can be something of struggle for graduates.
Taken from The Journal, an interview with Winn Group Director Ghazala Bashey, Director and Head of Litigation at Winn, who along with Jeff Winn founded the solicitors in 2002.
A talented young solicitor here at Winn Solicitors has proven determination pays off after completing her solicitor training despite coping with a double tragedy.
Winns employee Helen Hall, is the first to sign up for the UK’s new ground breaking Paralegal Foundation Degree.
Winn Solicitors are proud to announce a massive investment deal to fuel national growth: we’ve gone into partnership with financiers JZI International and Souter Investments to help boost growth of our award-winning firm and encourage new jobs.
Innovation is at the core of what we do at Winn Solicitors. We aren’t entrenched in outdated practices like some law firms, which is how we’ve grown from small personal injury solicitors into a one-stop-shop for accident management.
At Winns we're proud to be based in the North East and we acknowledge our obligation to care for the wider community in which we serve.
This Christmas Winn Solicitors have chosen to help the charity Mission Christmas with Metro Radio, Steve & Karen and Cash for Kids.
Winns would like to congratulate Graham Lamb from the Accounts Department who we recently sponsored to complete the ‘Coast 2 Coast’ challenge all for the amazing Alzheimer’s Society Charity.
Winn Solicitors, the Specialist Road Traffic Accident Solicitors are celebrating employee Aniqah Rafi qualifying as a Solicitor.
Winn Solicitors, the Specialist Road Traffic Accident Firm, are thrilled to have received the 'Investors in People' accreditation. Investors in People is the UK’s leading people management business improvement standard.