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12 May 2023

Banner Jones strengthens Personal Injury team with new hire

Law firm Banner Jones has strengthened its leading personal Injury team with the appointment of experienced Chartered Legal Executive Sarah Schoolar.

Bringing more than 15 years’ experience in civil litigation to the role, Sarah works to secure compensation for clients who have suffered life altering injuries sustained through no fault of their own.

Joining from Elliot Mather, and based in the firm’s Chesterfield office, her appointment follows hot on the heels of news that Sarah Sadler will also take on the role of Head of Personal Injury. Chief Executive, Simon Wright (former Head of Personal Injury) maintains a role in the team as Consultant.

Having joined Banner Jones in 2017 Sarah oversees all types of injury claims including Clinical Negligence, Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, Public and Occupier’s Liability and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims (CICA) and sexual abuse compensation claims.

She is ranked as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2023 UK Legal 500 guide.

Welcoming Sarah Schoolar to the firm, and commenting on her promotion to Head of Personal Injury, Sarah Sadler said: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah to the team and to take on my new role as Head of Personal Injury. We are excited to grow the department and to help people, who have been through difficult experiences, get the outcomes they hope for”.

Sarah Schoolar added: “I am really looking forward to joining the Banner Jones team and working alongside Sarah.  The Personal Injury team has a strong reputation across the region for its in-depth legal knowledge, but also for its personal approach that helps to put clients at ease and makes them feel that they are treated as individuals.

The firm as a whole has an unrivalled reputation for delivering accessible, customer service-led legal services and that’s something I am equally passionate about.” 

Banner Jones has offices in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Dronfield, Mansfield and Nottingham.

In 2022 it was recognised as part of the Legal 500 directory for the ninth year in a row, with its Family Law team celebrating a move up the ranks to Tier 2, and the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team maintaining their Tier 2 ranking.

The firm boasts specialist departments across the full spectrum of legal services, including employment law, residential property, dispute resolution, company finance, debt recovery and employment issues.