A top North East personal injury lawyer is the latest in a series of top-level appointments at law firm Sintons.
Phil Davison has become a partner in the Newcastle law firm, after moving from Browell Smith and Co, where he was head of litigation.
Hailed as ‘outstanding’ by Legal 500, Phil spent 13 years at Browell Smith and Co, and before that had 13 years at Thompsons Solicitors.
He joins Sintons at a time of significant change in the personal injury claims sector, and will play a key role in helping the firm to negotiate the new legal landscape.
Mr Davison becomes the fourth top-level new hire in only a few months at fast-growing Sintons, which now has 30 partners and over 250 members of staff.
His appointment comes after Sintons’ high-profile acquisition of family law firm Lowthian Gray, which made leading matrimonial specialist Katharine Lowthian a partner and Sintons’ new head of family law.
Nationally-known medical lawyer Barry Speker – who moved from his previous firm after 42 years - and highly regarded development specialist Alan Harkness have also joined the firm in recent months.
Mr Davison said: “After 13 years in my previous role, the time felt right for a change, and I am very pleased to have joined Sintons. The firm is well known and respected for its capability as a full service firm, and I am delighted to be part of its highly-acclaimed personal injury team.”
Alan Dawson, chairman of Sintons, said: “Phil is regarded in the highest terms for his work in Newcastle and beyond. We are delighted he has chosen to join us.
“It is always very pleasing to be able to welcome high calibre people to the firm to further enhance our reputation on both a regional and national level for the expertise we have here.”