MANCHESTER, England, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Law firm Pannone has strengthened its team in the capital with the appointment of Alan Collins (47), a specialist in abuse and serious injury work. His appointment signals the intention of Manchester based Pannone to develop its personal injury work in London and the South of England.
He joins Pannone from Verisona in Portsmouth, where he was a Partner Director and successfully handled a number of high profile abuse cases, including the Green Field House abuse case where boys suffered sexual abuse and exploitation at a children's home in Berkshire in the 1960's. Thanks to investigatory work undertaken by him, the home was proven to have been the centre of a paedophile ring.
He is currently acting for victims of the Haut de la Garenne children's home abuse case in Jersey where boys were abused by teachers and staff in the 1960's and 70's.
Mr Collins graduated from the University of Aberystwyth in 1987 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. He is a qualified mediator and became a Solicitor-Advocate in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Solicitors and has appeared on BBC and ITV national news and BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
Commenting on his appointment, Pannone's Head of Personal Injury Richard Scorer said, "I am delighted we have secured the services of someone who is widely regarded in legal circles as being a genuine leader in his field. He is joining our team of fantastic solicitors in London, which is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in both the private client and commercial legal sectors."
Alan, who lives in Petersfield in Hampshire said, "This is an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to working with some extremely talented people at Pannone. The firm has done its homework very carefully with regard to the development of its London office and has identified exactly where and how it wants to progress."
SOURCE Pannone LLP