It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news that our friend and team mate Mark Wright has passed away suddenly, at home on Friday 15th June 2018 at the age of 51.
Mark was a Personal Injury specialist with over 30 years experience and who qualified as a Solicitor in June 2000. He pursued many complex and high value claims. He was part of the legal team which successfully pursued the high profile Guards and Shunters’ deafness cases and also represented Union members in pursuing matters arising from the Potter’s Bar and Hatfield Railway disasters. He had particular experience in dealing with Industrial Disease, Fatal Accidents, Catastrophic Injury claims and Clinical Negligence matters.
Prior to Joining the team at Fry, Mark established OW Law LLP, initially based in London and latterly in York. Before setting up the firm, Mark worked exclusively for the leading Trade Union firms and has worked closely with a former president of APIL and a former general secretary of the RMT.
After OW Law, Mark headed up the Occupational Diseases team at Pure Legal, and then spent some time advising a medical agency on rehabilitation in personal injury cases before joining our team in Sheffield.
Mark joined the business in the summer of 2017 as a Director of North Solicitors (sister company to Fry Law) during which time he managed the firm’s complex personal injury cases, and assisted with the implementation of new systems of work and technology.
Mark had a unique ability to establish a rapport with those he met. He was the most effective and impressive negotiator I have ever worked with. He had great empathy for his clients and was tenacious in achieving the best outcomes possible. To all his colleagues he was a friendly voice of calm, experience and reason. He applied a diligent and fun loving ‘can-do’ approach to any situation and was personally invested in the success and happiness of this team and his clients.
We are immensely grateful that Mark has played a part in our lives and we treasure our memories of our time together. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sarah and his daughters Olivia and Claudia.