Lawyer named in in­dus­try top 100 list

Wilmslow Express - - BUSINESS -

A LAWYER has been picked by an in­dus­try mag­a­zine to ap­pear in a top 100 list.

David Bott, se­nior part­ner at Bott and Co So­lic­i­tors in Wilm­slow, has been named in The Lawyer mag­a­zine’s ‘Hot 100’ for 2015.

David was recog­nised for his work at the firm, which spe­cialises in per­sonal in­jury and flight de­lay com­pen­sa­tion. The list is pub­lished each year af­ter re­search by The Lawyer’s team into the can­di­dates’ work, con­tri­bu­tion to their firms and the legal pro­fes­sion as a whole.

David said: “To be in­cluded on the list is recog­ni­tion of all the hard work put in by our staff and the hard de­ci­sions made by the di­rec­tors.

“It is a great hon­our to be on the list and all at Bott and Co are right­fully proud of the ac­co­lade.”

David founded Bott and Co, along­side Paul Hinch­liffe and Gary Frog­gatt in 2001. Its main of­fice is at St Ann’s Pa­rade, Wilm­slow and there are of­fices in Manch­ester, Lon­don and Leeds.

The per­sonal in­jury depart­ment now rep­re­sents more than 6,000 peo­ple each year, and has re­cov­ered over £250mil­lion in claims for vic­tims who have been in­jured in road traf­fic ac­ci­dents, ac­ci­dents at work, hol­i­day sick­ness and beauty ther­apy neg­li­gence.

The Lawyer mag­a­zine praised Bott and Co for its re­sponse to gov­ern­ment civil jus­tice re­forms which put a cap on what per­sonal in­jury lawyers can be paid.

A spokesman said: “As Lord Jus­tice Jack­son’s civil lit­i­ga­tion costs re­forms took hold, per­sonal in­jury firms across the UK felt the bite.

“Bott and Co was no ex­cep­tion but in­stead of be­moan­ing the cuts, se­nior part­ner David Bott led a com­plete rein­ven­tion of his prac­tice.”

Bott and Co de­cided to ex­pand into the flight com­pen­sa­tion mar­ket and in­vested in IT sys­tems.

Staff are han­dling more than 20,000 claims for pas­sen­gers who ex­pe­ri­ence de­lays on the air­lines and have an­nounced their 10,000th win.

David was elected to the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Per­sonal In­jury Lawyers in April 2006.

Se­nior part­ner David Bott has been named in The Lawyer mag­a­zine’s ‘Hot 100’ for 2015 for his work at Bott and Co So­lic­i­tors in Wilm­slow

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