Japanese Knotweed Expansion For CEL Solicitors

Japanese Knotweed has been hitting the headlines again recently. Due to the problems this invasive plant brings to the conveyancing process, Liverpool-based law firm CEL Solicitors has expanded its core service lines.

The firm have hired Mark Montaldo, to head up their Japanese Knotweed claims offering.

The firm also specialises in housing welfare and data breach. Mark currently heads up the data breach team, is one of 9 new appointments at CEL. Recent recruits have included two solicitors, three first response handlers, a paralegal, an accounts manager and a business development manager.

Jessica Hampson, Director at CEL Solicitors, said:

“We have grown the business significantly over the last 12 months, seeing a huge increase in the number of people coming forward with claims and, as such, we’ve needed to expand our team.

“Notably, our Japanese Knotweed claims service line has seen a steep upward curve in claims, so bringing Mark on board to head up this department has allowed us to meet demand and offer clients a level of expertise we previously didn’t have at our disposal.”

With more than 12 years’ experience in litigation and dispute resolution, Mark specialises in Japanese Knotweed claims, having won a total of £1 million for clients during his career.

Mark said:

“I’m thrilled to be part of the CEL team and am looking forward to working with the team to develop both the Japanese Knotweed and Data Breach departments further. The whole team’s passion for what they do is undeniable and is something that is reflected in the excellent work they do for clients, tailoring their approach to each case and ensuring no stone is left unturned when tackling even the most complex of claims.

“I’m confident that this is just the beginning of an exciting new phase for CEL and I’m pleased to be playing an instrumental role in the journey.”

Among the business’ other recent appointments are: Colin Dalton, Jasmine Dalton, Megan Carden, Deepa Chand, Thomas Lowrey, Thomas Blanchfield, Rachael Payne and Jamie Mitchell.

Jessica added:

“As we continue to grow, we remain incredibly passionate about maintaining our family-like ethos, ensuring that each and every member of the team feels valued and respected.

“We have an exciting plan in place to truly take CEL to a new level this year and our recent success is a real testament to the dedication and sheer talent of our ever-growing team – we’re now looking forward to cementing the success of our offering an, most importantly, getting the best possible results for our clients. “

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