Browne Jacobson has recruited three solicitors to its healthcare practice in Birmingham in response to a rise in instructions from both local and national clients.

Litigation and advocacy lawyer Emmett Maginn from Coventry Law Centre is joined by former Plexus Law litigation lawyer Fiona Brownsword and newly qualified solicitor Laura Liversedge, who trained at Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM).

Mr Maginn was previously head of community care housing at Coventry Law Centre with specialist expertise in community care, healthcare and public law as well as experience of claimant and defendant litigation.

Ms Brownsword boasts expertise in inquest matters on behalf of hospices, care homes and schools as well as clinical negligence, employer’s liability and public liability claims.

Ms Liversedge, who previously worked as a paralegal in occupational disease, recently completed seats in both catastrophic injury and disease at UK law firm BLM advising local authorities and the Motor Insurers Bureau, amongst others.

Browne Jacobson has a raft of health and social care sector clients including foundation trusts, acute trusts and hospital groups, mental health and well-being trusts, commissioning organisations and health regulators as well as private sector providers, independent healthcare groups and healthcare social enterprises.

Neil Ward, clinical negligence partner at Browne Jacobson in Birmingham, said: “We are delighted to welcome Emmett, Fiona and Laura to the team. Their varied backgrounds reflect the increasing diversity of expertise that we are able to offer all our clients which will, we believe, enhance the quality of service we are able to provide.”