L-R Joanna Quiligotti / Andrew McBride/ Mark Howarth/ Claire Reddicen

Express Solicitors, the personal injury law firm, is keeping pace with its ambitious growth strategy, with the arrival of a team of six experienced serious injury specialists from Linder Myers.

The Manchester-based personal injury firm has been able to retain valuable senior knowledge and sector experience with Partners, Andrew McBride and Mark Howarth, both well-respected individuals, joining the personal injury firm.

Following Andrew and Mark from Linder Myers is Associate Chartered Legal Executive, Claire Reddicen, Trainee Solicitors, Dominic Stait and Lottie Brenton, and Legal Secretary, Joanna Quiligotti.

Express Solicitors was keen on keeping the strong team of serious injury experts together, to offer a seamless transition for current clients and adding much needed capacity and further depth of serious injury handling to Express Solicitors’ offering.


The team of six appointments strengthens the Express Solicitors personal injury team to over 500 employees for the leading Top 100 law firm.

Express Solicitors’ Managing Partner, James Maxey, comments on the appointments: “We are delighted to have attracted these six high calibre professionals to Express Solicitors. They’ve all simply slotted straight into our working life and business practices. With a proven track record of success, a previous strong working relationship, and shared similar values, all the new recruits have been a welcome addition to an already flourishing department.

“This year we will continue to invest in high-quality strength-in-depth, to provide the best service we can to our clients. We are a hugely ambitious team and growing at a rapid pace. We’ve already got off to an excellent start and we’d like to continue to maintain our growth plans with further new appointments continuing this year.”

McBride has over 30 years’ experience and joined Express Solicitors as a Partner, having previously been Partner and Head of Personal Injury at Linder Myers. Howarth also takes up a similar role, with over 25 years’ experience in personal injury.

McBride comments on his new role: “This offered a great opportunity for me and the team to continue to work with existing clients. Express Solicitors has welcomed and supported us all, which isn’t surprising from a firm with a well-established reputation built on hard work and professionalism. I’m looking forward to dealing with existing and taking on new work with Express and helping drive the firm forwards.”

The North West based personal injury firm is currently recruiting with over 50 live vacancies and has recently been recognised as one of the UK’s ‘Best Companies’ to work for, achieving two star accreditation for ‘outstanding levels of employee engagement’ of its 500 strong employees.

Express Solicitors has also returned a strong financial performance in its statutory accounts filed with Companies House in December 2022, achieving a 12.5% increase in group turnover from last year to £36m. Currently Express is preparing to consolidate its employees from four buildings in the Northenden area to one £4.4 million head office building, a mile away from its current Manchester head offices, which can accommodate over 1,000 staff.

Established in 2000, Express Solicitors is a top 100 UK law firm, dedicated to helping injured people. The company is ranked as a leading firm in Chambers UK and the Legal 500. The firm’s staff include some of the most experienced and well-qualified personal injury lawyers in the UK.