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June 17, 2013 at 01:00 AM EDT
Spencers Solicitors Appoints Solicitor Responsible for Winning One of the Largest Police Compensation Payments

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/13 -- Spencers Solicitors has appointed Emma Melia nee Hodson as a senior solicitor leading a major injury team.

Emma joins Spencers to continue representing catastrophically injured people. One of the largest damages awards Emma has achieved was for over GBP 2.8 million for a police officer serving in the North West Regional Crime Squad in Donachie v Greater Manchester Police (2004EWCACiv405).

Emma will handle a range of maximum severity cases at Spencers Solicitors.

John Spencer, Director of Spencers Solicitors said: "Emma brings a wealth of expertise to the role at Spencers Solicitors and will add value for clients through her extensive knowledge and experience. Emma will concentrate on her concern and interest in catastrophically injured people. It's an area where we have a strong base for future growth."

Commenting on her appointment, Emma Melia added: "I am looking forward to joining Spencers Solicitors. My previous experience will complement that of the team and further enhance the presence of Spencers in supporting injured people."

Emma's role will commence on 1 July 2013.

Notes to editors:

Spencers Solicitors ( is one of the UK's leading firms of personal injury solicitors. Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Spencers is committed to protecting its clients' best interests by putting duty before profit, and campaigning for justice for those affected by negligence and statutory breach, and for the improvement of professional standards and business practices within the personal injury system.

Spencers Solicitors:
Millennium Way
S41 8ND

John Spencer
01256 337999

Madano Partnership:
Jessica Evans
020 7593 4000

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