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Friday, 03 July 2015

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Lawyers team up for a new online venture

Two West Cumbrian lawyers have left a Workington law firm to become consultants to an internet-based company.

Marcus Nickson and Jonathan Dees, who both used to work for KJ Commons & Co in Workington, are working with law firm Berlad Graham as clinical negligence consultants.

The two solicitors are operating under the name Nickson Dees and are based in Station Street, Cockermouth.

Mr Nickson, who lives near Wigton, helped launch K J Commons & Co in 1986 with Kevin Commons, who died in the West Cumbria shootings in 2010.

Mr Nickson began working there as a clinical negligence and personal injury solicitor at KJ Commons & Co 21 years ago and was a company director.

He has been instrumental in preparing a mass legal action case against the Environment Agency over the 2009 floods and is continuing with the case through the new firm.

Mr Dees, from Carlisle, is a specialist clinical negligence and personal injury solicitor who worked for KJ Commons & Co for two years and at Milburns Solicitors, Workington, for three years.

Mr Nickson said: “It was a devastating blow when Kevin was murdered and I never felt the same. I didn’t like going into the office because the building had too many memories.

“Private practice has changed completely. We decided the way forward was to work as a specialist.”

David Dawson has replaced Mr Nickson at KJ Commons & Co and is head of the personal injury and clinical negligence department.

The remaining directors of K J Commons & Co, David Thompson, Tim Frost, Lorraine Thompson and Craig Smith, have retained the roles.


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