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Senior Team

Andrew Farley

Qualified in 1992, having completed his training at a large London firm, moved back to Manchester to become a personal injury specialist and has worked exclusively in this field, dealing in particular with complex cases and serious injuries involving head and spinal injuries, fatal accidents, amputations and trauma. Andrew has previously been involved in some newsworthy and high profile cases including the House of Lords case of Horton v Sadler (2006). Andrew is married with four young children who keep him busy at home.

Andrew leads the Continuing Healthcare Funding department at Farley Dwek which is managing more than 500 cases seeking redress for families who have been wronged and assisting others to ensure that the correct funding decisions are made for them in the first place.

Jonathan Dwek

Qualified in 1991, and after a period of time advising both companies and individuals and litigating on a wide variety of corporate and commercial disputes, used his litigation experience and knowledge of civil procedure to specialise in personal injury work since 1996.

Since 2011 Jonathan has also been acting for clients in seeking restitution for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding on high value claims.  He has a varied case load with some cases settling at local CCG level and others currently going to appeal to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. He has gained considerable experience in this emerging field. Jonathan is known for his personable and caring attitude towards his clients, supporting them in an area of work that demands both empathy and sympathy, yet, equally he uses his tenacious skills as a litigator and negotiator to promote the best possible outcome for his clients – thereby seeking to redress the injustice caused by the NHS’s failure.

Laura Beagan

Head of Continuing Healthcare Department.

Laura joined Farley Dwek in 2013 and is an acknowledged expert in the field of Continuing Healthcare law. Laura has been dealing with NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding since 2013, and has an extensive knowledge of the National Framework and assessment process, including:

  • Managing a caseload of approximately 200-300 cases and diarising ongoing tasks.
  • Liaising with clients from instruction to conclusion of matters, including merits of claims, fee agreement and payment.
  • Screening new matters for prospects of success, advising Director and clients accordingly.
  • Liaising with NHS Departments, Social Workers and other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • Liaising with nursing team regarding provision of clinical reports and attendance at assessment meetings.
  • Applying clinical information from reports to National Framework for funding and presenting arguments to Clinical Commissioning Groups and University Health Boards.
  • Drafting and producing letters and report to NHS in support of claims.
  • Attendance at funding meetings as Advocate for family.
  • Negotiating with NHS regarding level of remuneration and interest payments.

Jack Farley

Jack joined Farley Dwek after spending many years running his own solicitor’s practice and advising clients on private matters including inheritance planning, wills and probate. His experience in creating a comfortable ‘client journey’ is key to the success of Farley Dwek.

Phil Clegg

Phil worked in various sales and marketing roles for Bank of Scotland for 15 years (1989-2004) including being responsible for managing the marketing of financial services for “partner” brands including Admiral Insurance, Guardian Insurance Services, Axa Insurance and Budget Insurance Services amongst others.

Phil became involved in the legal market in 1999, setting up the Bank’s Litigation Funding business (1999-2004) providing some £350m in funding to law firms. From 2004-2008 Phil was Sales and Marketing Director for Funding and Insurance Solutions Ltd, again providing services to the legal sector.

Since 2008 Phil has been acting as a consultant to law firms through his company Phil Clegg Consulting Ltd. Phil was also a director of FSA Authorised Insurance Brokerage Tri Star Legal from 2010 to 2012 and is a director of Prima Legal Marketing Ltd.

Phil was involved in expanding the market for retrospective care funding claims almost from its inception in 2010. Phil worked with one of the leading legal providers of care funding claims and helped create a specialist solicitor panel. Phil now works as a consultant to Farley Dwek.

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