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Frazer Coogans Solicitors appoint Ross Slater as head of its Accident & Injury Claims Centre
Leading Ayr-based law firm Frazer Coogans Solicitors has announced the appointment of Ross Slater as the new head of its Accident & Injury Claims Centre.
Ross Slater (48) is an experienced solicitor with a strong interest in civil litigation, particularly relating to pursuer personal injury. He has appeared regularly in the Sheriff Court as well as conducting cases in the Court of Session.
[Pictured: Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior director Norman Geddes (right) welcomes Ross Slater to his new post as head of the firm’s Accident & Injury Claims Centre.]
After graduating in law at the University of Glasgow, Ross completed his traineeship as a solicitor with Ross Harper & Murphy, working mainly in the firm’s civil litigation department.
Ross then spent two years travelling in Australia. On his return to Scotland, he joined Caesar & Howie Solicitors. Working as an assistant in the firm’s Bathgate and Whitburn offices, he gained experience in representing clients in relation to both civil and criminal court work. He appeared regularly in the Sheriff Court.
In 1992 Ross joined Digby Brown Solicitors, where he worked as a solicitor in various personal injury teams. He was promoted to Associate level in 1995, before being named Partner in 1997 and more recently has acted as a consultant to the firm.
Ross lives in Greenock with his wife Susan and son Jonathan (11). He is an enthusiast golfer, being a member of Gourock Golf Club. He also runs with the Greenock Glenpark Harriers and coaches the junior section of the Greenock Hockey Club.
Commenting on his new appointment, Ross said: “I am very much looking forward to working at Frazer Coogans. The firm has a terrific reputation, not just locally but also nationally. In my discussions with senior director Norman Geddes, I was struck by the very positive outlook of the firm. We shared the vision to build on the existing foundations of the Accident & Injury Claims Centre. As I have worked for the victims of accidents for some 20 years, I hope to be able to assist in the continued growth of the firm.”
Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior director Norman Geddes commented: “The importance that we attach to the work of our Accident & Injury Claims Centre is evidenced by the appointment of Ross Slater as its new head. We look forward to Ross building upon the successful foundations laid down over the past 16 years, and to the Centre enabling even more victims of accidents and injuries through no fault of their own to win the compensation that they deserve.”
About the Accident & Injury Claims Centre
Accident & Injury Claims Centre is a firm of solicitors established in 1996 to provide a dedicated specialist legal service to parties seeking compensation.
The Partners of the Firm have between them over thirty years experience of legal work including compensation claims and related civil litigation. Norman Geddes and Stuart Paterson are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
About Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Frazer Coogans was originally established in Ayr in 1985. In 1995, the current Senior Director, Norman Geddes, took over the firm. From humble beginnings, Norman Geddes led Frazer Coogans into rapid expansion to be one of the leading and most respected law firms in Ayrshire.
In 2003, Frazer Coogans successfully attained “Investors in People” standard and has since retained this standard. The firm is very proactive in encouraging secretarial staff to advance their roles within the firm and develop within their specialist area. Frazer Coogans now has trained paralegals supporting the solicitors in every department. Experienced and well trained staff are the cornerstone of any business. By encouraging staff to gain their full potential the firm aims to maximise the talent of the staff and as a result Frazer Coogans is able to provide a first class legal service to all clients on all levels.
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
46 Dalblair Road
Ayr KA7 1UQ
Contact: Norman Geddes, Senior Director
Tel: 01292 280499
Fax: 01292 611645
Frazer Coogans solicitors and the Accident & Injury Claims Centre are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE
The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.
Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.
Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.
Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor Murdoch MacDonald.
For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@
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