People Spotlight: Meet our Head of EL/PL, Vicky Marsden
Our experienced EL/PL team is expanding at pace and we currently have 28 members across our offices in the North West. Here, we meet Vicky Marsden who heads our EL/PL team. Vicky has worked in the personal injury sector for over 16 years, specialising in employers and public liability cases of multi-track value and technical liability disputes.
How long have you been a solicitor for?
I qualified as a solicitor in 2012 but have worked in law firms since 2006. I started as an assistant and eventually completed my training contract at the same firm. I was trained by some extremely skilled lawyers and whilst over the years I have developed my own style, that training is something which I still rely on today.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in law?
Everyone wants to do their own little bit to save the world and so when I was still in high school, I decided that I wanted to be involved in law. I thought it would be a way for me to make a difference.
When did you start your role with Fletchers?
I started at Fletchers in April 2022 as a Serious Injury Lawyer. I joined just three weeks before I got married – as if planning a wedding wasn’t stressful enough, I decided to start a new job too! In June, an opportunity arose for me to work with the newly established Employers and Public Liability Team and thankfully, I decided to take it.
Tell us about your role
In my role as Head of Employers and Public Liability, I get to work with a great team of people with varied experience. Our team is expanding very quickly due to the amount of top-quality work which we are receiving. We are currently in the process of recruiting for our second Manchester team and also looking to find talented, like-mind people to join our new Liverpool office.
Tell us about your experience with the Fletchers Group
Fletchers is such a welcoming firm. From my very first day, I felt like I was a member of the team and at no point did I feel like the ‘new person’. There are so many knowledgeable people around, there is always someone to ask for guidance or a second opinion.
The firm is also a great promoter of personal development, and they do all that they can to support us in any way they can. Since joining Fletchers, I have felt appreciated and that I am listened to. I have been lucky enough to be promoted to Associate and a Head of Department in a short space of time. Fletchers acknowledges hard work and determination, it really is a wonderful place to work.
What do you find most satisfying about your role?
I have a case load of my own meaning that I am still able to do what I love by supporting my clients in their hour of need. However, now that I am in a leadership role, I am also able to play a part in developing other team members. Watching someone else grow and embark on their own professional journey is one of the most rewarding things I have experienced in my career.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Most of my time is spent going to the theatre, restaurants and travelling with my wonderful husband. I love an adventure and so I am always on the lookout for new things to do. I enjoy wine tastings and listening to 90s indie music, not necessarily at the same time! I have a little dog called Harry who is addicted to cheese and refuses to go out in the rain.