Trethowans recruits experienced insurance specialist
An insurance specialist with over 30 years’ experience has joined a leading Southampton law firm.
Ferhat Choudri, from Reading, joined Trethowans as a partner on 1 December to provide expert advice to insurers, brokers, businesses and individuals on all aspects of insurance. These include road traffic accidents, catastrophic injury claims, employer’s liability and public liability cases.
Recommended in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom 2021 for Personal Injury Litigation, Ferhat advises clients in relation to domestic claims and those arising outside of the UK including France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Mexico and the US among other countries.
He said, “I had the pleasure of working with Trethowans on the panel of a former client and was struck by the firm’s energy and contemporary approach. My number one priority is achieving a fair outcome and I believe that working for an innovative firm with a fresh outlook makes that goal a much easier one to achieve. I’m very much excited to be a part of the team.”
Joining an existing department, Ferhat will work alongside esteemed partners, Kelvin Farmaner and Bethany Blamire, both individually recognised by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. Sarah Wheadon adds expertise to the team on the regulatory side.
The team acts on behalf of major UK and European clients with expertise ranging from small claims up to multi-million-pound cases.
Kelvin commented, “Ferhat has an outstanding reputation in the insurance market and his work on international claims pays great complement to our current European service.”
“We were instantly impressed by his knowledge, professionalism and approachability. His work on landmark cases like Jimaale v London Buses Limited  secured a defendant’s right to a fair trial and is testament to his passion for justice. We have no doubt that he will be a great asset to the team.”
Trethowans has been offering legal services to businesses and individuals in the south of England for over 150 years with offices in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester.