Personal injury expert Ruth Markham joins BHP Law

Personal injury specialist lawyer Ruth Markham has joined BHP Law taking over from retired partner Paul Saxon.

Ruth Markham has joined BHP Law
Ruth Markham has joined BHP Law

A law firm with a reputation for successfully handling complex, multi-million-pound personal injury cases is expanding its services with additional expertise.

Solicitor Ruth Markham, who has nine years’ experience of dealing with personal injury cases including life-changing catastrophic injuries, employers and public liability claims, clinical negligence and criminal injury compensation, has joined BHP Law as an associate.

As a specialist in her field, Markham typically works on high-value cases involving damages of £500,000 up to £4m and more.

She said: “There is a lot of expertise within BHP Law, which has a well-deserved reputation for handling complex cases that can run for anything from two to five years or even longer. The firm’s commitment to clients and pursuing cases for as long as it takes to get the very best outcome is what attracted me.

“We get to know our clients and their families very well as these cases can take a long time to settle or come to court, which makes getting a positive result all the more rewarding.”

Markhan, who comes from Sunderland and has worked for national law firms in the North East since qualifying in 2005, is planning to expand the firm’s personal injury service to her home city.

“With offices in Newcastle, Durham, Darlington and Teesside, we cover the whole region and, due to the nature of this work, we offer home visits,” she added.

She has taken over from retired partner Paul Saxon and worksv closely with Karen Pratt, a Court of Protection Deputy who is appointed by the courts to manage compensation awarded to victims who have lost capacity due to negligence or a catastrophic injury.

BHP Law is now recruiting into the department to fulfill its growth plans.

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