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Carpenters Group appoints new Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Posted 31 August 2018 by Tina Hughes

Carpenters Group has appointed Carol Hopwood as Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury with effect from 3rd September 2018. The appointment represents a growth in the team and reflects the Group’s commitment to the development of its serious catastrophic injury services.

Carol joins Carpenters Group following five years at Slater and Gordon in Liverpool, where she was Principal Lawyer and Head of Brain and Spinal Injuries. Carol has 25 years of extensive experience as a personal injury lawyer specialising in cases of clients with a brain, spinal, amputation injuries, and fatal accidents.

In her new role, Carol will have overall responsibility for leading the Serious and Catastrophic Injury team which is now based in Carpenters Liverpool office. She will also join the Operating Board of the Group.

Donna Richards, CEO of Carpenters Group, said: “Carol brings a wealth of experience to our Serious and Catastrophic Injuries Team and we are delighted to have her join us. Her depth of knowledge, skills and expertise of severe and catastrophic injury claims will bring real benefits to the clients that turn to us for support when facing complex cases. In addition, she will further strengthen our Operating Board and contribute to the continued growth of our business.”

Carol is also the founding trustee and secretary of Headway Sefton, a branch of the UK-wide charity that works to improve life affected by a brain injury. She is passionate about working with brain injury survivors and their families and dedicates her spare time to help local charitable organisations, schools and the police with their fundraising efforts and training activities.

Carol obtained her Law Degree from Liverpool John Moores University and Chester College of Law and is currently a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). She is also listed as a leading individual for Claimant Litigation in The Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners.

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