Last night saw the Sunshine Fund’s annual Sunshine Run, so we’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge well done to all the runners who completed the 5k challenge while representing Winns!
Did you happen to see the big game this week? No, not the World Cup (although we know a lot of you will be glued to the action in Russia), we're talking about the first league game of the season for Winns FC!
Winns would like to wish Thomas Douglas a happy anniversary, as he has been with us for ten years!
Winn Solicitors is thrilled to welcome David Benham to the role of Applications Manager in our IT department.
The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules are coming into force imminently, and at Winns we have been hard at work to make sure that we are leading the way in data compliance.
Winn Group is taking further steps to better support its employees by registering to become a Mindful Employer.
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.
Congratulations are in store for Liam Warren, Daniel Strong and Haleema Gohar, who have all recently completed their training contracts with Winn Solicitors, and are soon to be admitted to the solicitors roll.
Last weekend, the Newcastle City Juniors debuted their brand new training tracksuits for their Easter Open Tournament in Holland.
Liam Parker, from Gateshead, joined Winn Solicitors eight years ago as admin assistant in the Post Team.
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.
Katherine Hayes has been promoted to Legal Clerk in our Portal Team where she will be working as a file handler, dealing with Personal Injury Claims following Road Traffic Accidents (RTA).
Holly Clegg from our Serious Injuries team organised a Christmas donation drive for Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter.
On Friday 17th Winn Solicitors staff took part in a range of fundraising activities in aid of Children in Need.
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.
The IT department here at Winns recently sold off old office equipment in order to raise money for amazing local cause, St Oswald's
Sarah Hepple and Leanne Duffy have recently been awarded training contracts with Winns.
Congratulations to Victoria Maugham who has recently qualified as a Costs Lawyer, after completing her Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) qualification.
Congratulations are in order for Paul Morpeth who has recently been promoted to Head of EL/ PL and Technical Claims.
Congratulations to the 35 runners from Winn Solicitors who took part in the Sunshine Run on 21st June!
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.
Winn Solicitors is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the national Law Society’s legal practice quality mark, Lexcel, for another year.
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.
Congratulations are in order for Joe Timlin, Nicole Gavaghan and Ashleigh Finlinson, who have been awarded training contracts with Winn Solicitors.
Congratulations are in order for Liam Davidson and Hannah Entwistle who have recently qualified as solicitors with Winns.
As of January 1st 2017, Winn Solicitors became listed in national charity Headway’s directory of specialist solicitors with experience in brain injury cases.
Students from Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Wrekenton, Gateshead, have received sponsorship to take part in the 2017 Formula 1 in Schools competition.
Staff at Winn Group took part in the nationwide Save the Children ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ event on Friday 16th December 2016.
Maiya Whittleton and Meghan McCulloch have recently joined the team at Winn Solicitors as Apprentice Admin Assistants in the Post Team.
Staff from Winn Solicitors attended the Northumbria University Careers Fair on 8th November 2016.
Mark Hodgson has recently joined the IT Team at Winn Solicitors as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer.
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.
Congratulations to Scott Matfin, Jackie Hall and Amy Scorfield who are all celebrating ten years of working at Winn Group.
Meisha Wallace, HR Advisor at Winn Solicitors, has recently been awarded her CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management.
Jennifer Chung and Katherine Butcher have recently qualified as solicitors, having completed training contracts with Winn Solicitors.
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.
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.
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.
Winns welcomes HR Recruitment Officer Claire Devlin to our growing team.
Winns employee Louise Clark has recently qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive.
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.
Winn Solicitors is congratulating Deputy Costs Team Manager, Jonathan Frith, who has recently completed the ACL Training Costs Lawyer Course, which qualifies him as a Costs Lawyer.
Winns are delighted to announce our sponsorship of North Shields Juniors AFC U17’s team for another two years.
IT Manager Traci Armstrong is celebrating 10 years with Winn Solicitors. Here, she tells us more about her time with the firm.
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.
Winns welcomes Gemma Moore, following her recent appointment as Costs Clerk on the Costs Team at the firm.
Congratulations to Tamsin Waugh, from Gateshead, who has recently been promoted to Deputy Manager of the Trials Team.
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.
The Winns team are congratulating Alex Hindson, Lee Kipling and Krista Watson, who have all recently accepted training contracts with the firm.
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.
Jane McGonigle has recently joined Winn Solicitors, after spending 13 years at Sintons Law in Newcastle. As Manager of the Portal Team, Jane is responsible for the day to day management of the 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.
Last week, staff at Winn Solicitors got into the Christmas spirit by donning Christmas Jumpers, and donating money to a fantastic cause – St Oswald’s Hospice.
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 Chloe Jasper and Kate Jameson, who have recently been promoted from Legal Assistants to Legal Clerks.
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.
As part of our commitment to providing outstanding customer service to all of our clients, members of staff from departments across the company have been taking part in training sessions run by charity Action on Hearing Loss.
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.
Congratulations are in order for Winn Solicitors’ Janet McCrindle, who won Best Organised Event at the Executive PA Awards in London. Janet, from Gosforth, has worked as PA to Managing Director Jeff Winn for seven years.
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.
Following her success as a Team Leader in the Clerks Department, Steph Doughty has been promoted to the role of Manager of the Portal Team.
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.
Claims Handler Thomas Douglas has been promoted to a more senior role within the firm. Tom, from South Shields, has worked at Winn Solicitors for seven years, as a member of the First Response Team.
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.
Thinking of working at Winn Solicitors? There are lots of reasons why it's a great place to work - take a look at our top ten to get a better idea of what life at this ambitious firm is really like.
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:
Winn Solicitors’ Associate Director Jo Amos is taking on the Great North Run on Sunday, in aid of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).
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.
Congratulations are in order for Hannah Entwistle and Liam Davidson, who have been selected to undertake training contracts at Winn Solicitors.
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.
Since joining Winns in 2012, Nikita Bos’ career has gone from strength to strength. Here, she talks about her progression within the firm, her biggest achievements to date, and her career aspirations.
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.
Winn Solicitors are delighted to announce that Michael Warmington has joined the Directorship, he joins us as an Associate Director as from 1st July 2015.
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.
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.
In support of the Sunshine Fund, staff at Winn Solicitors recently dressed in yellow to raise money for disabled children in the region. The event is part of The Sunshine Fund’s Go Bananas fundraising target for June.
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.
Winn Solicitors employee Mak Kolare, from Gosforth, is celebrating his success in qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive – a significant achievement in his career.
Double celebrations are called for as two members of the Costs Team receive promotions. Rachel Allen has been promoted to Costs Manager, while Jonathan Frith takes up the position of Deputy Costs Manager.
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 are in order following the promotion of one of Winn Solicitors’ rising stars, Sarah McCulloch, who has progressed into the role of Legal Assistant.
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.
This Sunday staff members Mick Davis and Michael Kealy will proudly be representing Winn Solicitors as they take part in Total Racing International’s Cobalt Duathlon in North Tyneside.
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.
Winns are exceptionally proud to be sponsoring a charity rugby match in aid of Stu Ridley on April 22nd.
Winns would like to congratulate Jennifer Chung, who has been selected for our trainee solicitors programme.
On Red Nose Day staff at Winn Solicitors came together and did something funny for money.
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.
Winns pride itself on the internal promotion of its staff and look to train and promote employees on an individual basis helping them to work towards achieving their employment goals.
Winns will be lending its voice to the Association of Cost Lawyers’ (ACL) student council, thanks to trainee costs lawyer, Katie Williamson!
Winns is extremely pleased to be welcoming a new trainee solicitor to the team. Katherine Cullen, who lives in North Shields, has become the latest member of our talented team of personal injury lawyers.
Youngsters from Newcastle East End FC are aiming for the top of the league thanks to support from Winn Solicitors.
North East law firm Winn Solicitors are thrilled employee Adam Thorpe has qualified as a Solicitor after completing his training contract with the company.
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.
Legal Executive Claire Kerr joined Winns in May 2013 and has just celebrated achieving success in her qualification as Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.
Winn Solicitors has triumphed at the national Modern Law awards having been named winner of the prestigious Deal of the Year and receiving a highly commended accolade in the Law Firm of the Year category.
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 is in line to scoop a clutch of accolades at the national Modern Law Awards with the Newcastle-based firm shortlisted in four prestigious categories.
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.
WINN SOLICITORS beat off stiff competition to win the prestigious ‘corporate wave’ at the first Newcastle Triathlon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New ground has been broken by Winn Solicitors, the first law firm to achieve the Louder than Words™ charter mark.
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 recent survey by industry experts, Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has found that almost a third of UK employers are operating at full staff capacity.
A study of 2,000 UK workers has found that female employees in their 40s are the most fulfilled in the country.
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.
A report published by the Home Office Transport Committee has found that although whiplash claims are down 10%, claims for other neck and back injuries have surged by as much as 300%.
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.
As money-raising events go, ‘Pretty Muddy’ definitely sounds like one of the funnest!
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.
Winn Solicitors are very pleased to announce that the total funds raised for local charity The Chronicle Sunshine Fund stands at £2409.32!
This Christmas Winn Solicitors have chosen to help the charity Mission Christmas with Metro Radio, Steve & Karen and Cash for Kids.
Winn Solicitors are pleased to confirm the start of a partnership with local football club Gosforth Bohemians.
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.