Leigh Day is to open an office in Manchester so that it can provide legal support to members of the British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation.
The base, deliberately located within ”riding distance” to the headquarters of British Cycling at Sportcity, will open in April. A spokesperson said that it will exclusively offer legal advice to members of British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation who have been injured as a result of road traffic incidents.
The litigation firm has hired former Pannone partner Andrew Bradley, who specialises in personal injury work and road traffic accidents, to initially lead a 10-person team. The firm’s head of cycling Penny Knight will support the base from London.
A spokesperson suggested that the UK’s growing love of cyclingwas a major reason for opening a specialist base. “This office puts us right in the heart of cycling in the country,” said the firm’s head of personal injury Sally Moore. “It gives us the opportunity to bring our expertise on all personal injury matters to the city.”
Leigh Day, which has been leading the fight for Kenyan victims tortured during the Mau Mau uprising, is understood to have been advising members of British Cycling and British Triathlon for 12 years (5 October 2012).