Novum Law appoints Sally Calverley as chief executive as it sets sights on growth

Sally Calverley

Swindon-based specialist personal injury and medical negligence law firm, Novum Law, and its sister Court of Protection firm, Hyphen Law has appointed Sally Calverley as its new chief executive.

Sally brings a wealth of expertise and experience from the legal sector where she has held senior positions at law firms including Carbon Law Partners, Bevan Brittan and Capsticks.

An experienced executive coach and business mentor, Sally is a founding partner of the highly successful management consultancy business, Richmonte Wells, which launched in 2010 to provide strategic advice to growing, ambitious businesses in the professional services sector.

She has also held several directorships in the construction industry and leadership roles as a non-executive director and charity trustee.

Sally joins Novum Law and Hyphen Law at a pivotal time as the business consolidates its position as a specialist, claimant-only law firm focusing on helping people who have been seriously injured or harmed, through no fault of their own, to get access to justice, financial compensation, rehabilitation, and the care and support they need.

Sally has ambitions to accelerate Novum Law and Hyphen Law’s growth, in its seven regional offices, which includes Bristol, Cardiff, the Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Salisbury, Southampton, and Swindon, and throughout England and Wales. She will be working alongside the partners and senior management team to grow the business further in the South West and South of England, Wales and beyond.

Sally said: “Our strength comes from our people and we have some of the best lawyers, paralegals and support staff in the business. From the outset, I’ve been impressed with the calibre of our staff, the willingness of everyone to get stuck in and do what they can to help vulnerable, injured, or sick people.

“Those who have been negligently harmed or injured or lost loved ones due to the actions of others deserve access to justice. They need expert legal advice and the reassurance and peace of mind that they won’t have to struggle to get necessary medical treatment, rehabilitation, or financial support.

“There’s a real commitment here to working together as a team and underlying it all, is the fact that our staff really care. It is this company culture that really sets Novum Law and Hyphen Law apart from other law firms.

“The business has huge potential for growth, and as we expand, we can help even more people to get their lives and their family’s lives back on track. I am excited about working with our talented teams to really make a difference in our clients’ lives and help those who need our legal and financial advice and support.

Tim Robinson, finance director of Novum Law and Hyphen Law, said: “This is a vital time for the business as we look to continue our ambitious expansion plans in what is, for all personal injury and medical negligence law firms, a challenging market, particularly following the pandemic.

“But we have the experience, laser focus and talent to meet any challenges head-on and leverage new opportunities to strengthen and widen our service offering.

“The board and our staff relish working with Sally to achieve our business goals in the ever-changing legal landscape.”