The first Gold Sponsor of a high-profile national roads policing event has been confirmed as law firm, Hugh James.
The company has pledged to support the Andy Cox Challenge 2022 at the highest level, demonstrating its commitment to the reduction of deaths and injuries on the UK’s roads.
Hugh James, a top 100 UK law firm employing more than 500 people, has extensive experience in handling compensation claims for people who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Many of these injuries were sustained in road collisions. The firm were recently awarded the prestigious award of Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year at the Claims Media Personal Injury Awards 2021.
More than half of UK police forces have already confirmed their involvement in the Andy Cox Challenge, which is taking place between May 16-22, 2022.
It will see police officers and staff join forces to run, cycle, walk or travel by any other means across their force area, in potentially the biggest event of its kind in UK policing history.
The forces will form local fundraising teams which will help to reach the overall event target of £500,000 for the road victims’ charity, RoadPeace.
Crucially, the challenge will also aim to get the public talking about road deaths and the devastation they cause to families and communities every day.
The event will be spearheaded by Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, who became well-known during the first UK lockdown after single-handedly launching a campaign to tackle speeding.
Ciaran McCabe, Neurolaw Partner at Hugh James, specialises in assisting those who have suffered life-changing injuries to the brain and spinal cord. He has also acted for those who have suffered amputation, severe orthopaedic and brachial plexus injuries.
He said: “We are delighted and honoured to be the first Gold Sponsor of The 2022 Andy Cox Challenge. We look forward to working with Andy and police forces across England and Wales in the next few months to help raise £500,000 for RoadPeace. We are great supporters of RoadPeace and members of their national legal panel. We act for severely injured clients throughout England and Wales and the families of those who have sadly suffered fatalities. Many of our clients have been involved in road traffic collisions and financially supporting the important work of Roadpeace is critical to better road safety in the UK.”
Updated on: 7 February 2022