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Trevor Ward of Linder Myers elected Chairman of FOCIS


Linder Myers' medical negligence expert, Trevor Ward, has been elected as the new Chairman of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors).


Trevor joined Linder Myers as a trainee solicitor in 1984 and became a Partner in 1989. He now leads the Medical Negligence team in the Manchester office, pursuing claims for clinical negligence and medical accidents across England and Wales. He has considerable experience in birth trauma, orthopaedic, ophthalmic and general surgery claims. Trevor is top ranked in the Chambers directory UK 2011, and is the only star individual within the Claimant Clinical Negligence North West Region.


He will replace Adrian Desmond of Boyes Turner who had held the role since February 2009.


The two year term will commence with immediate effect.


The forum was established to;



  • Promote high standards of representation of clients in the fields of personal injury and medical negligence claims;

  • Promote common fellowship and to share knowledge and information among members of the Society in the fields of personal injury and medical negligence claims.

  • Promote better understanding of issues which arise for those who suffer serious injury.

  • Use members' expertise to promote improvements to the legal process and to inform debate.


Commenting on the news Trevor Ward said: "It is an honour to be Chairman of the organisation in what will be a challenging two years in which the civil justice system for seriously injured individuals is under threat. I hope that I can maintain the achievements of my predecessors and look forward to  continuing to work with the highly skilled individuals that make FOCIS."


8 February 2011


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