Chris Lodge (Gray Hooper Holt LLP)
I act mainly as Business Development Manager for Gray Hooper Holt LLP , Solicitors based in Haywards Heath and Redhill
Although my brief covers all areas of English law, having been a qualified solicitor specialising in Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury claims from 1978 to 2012 (see my LinkedIN profile), my bias remains in this area.
The other main LinkedIN Group I moderate as an open group for the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) in which I have been an active participant or many years.
As to 4Networking, I joined in November 2009 and have remained a member ever since, doing 4Sights on Road Traffic Accident related matters throughout Kent and into Essex, East Sussex, Surrey and London. I was Group Leader at 4N Kings Hill near Maidstone from its launch in May 2012 to January 2013 athen from April 2013 to October 2013, I was Group Leader at 4N Tunbridge Wells, since when I have become Area Leader for 4N at Crawley-Gatwick and Haywards Heath
Whilst I live in East Sussex, my French wife and I spend a fair amount of time in our small villa near the Bassin d'Archachon in the South West of France so if you ring my, don't be surprised to get a European ring tone.
I was a specialist Road Traffic Accident solicitor from 1978 to October 2012 but now spend more time on Business Development as non-practising solicitor. I still love the work I do. I feel that many victims of road traffic accidents, whether injured or not, get shortchanged by the legal process and the bland advice often provided by legal representatives.
In most cases, my firm can assist with the aftermath of a road traffic accident anywhere in mainland UK, often with the assistance of other specialists throughout the country.
Whether advice is needed for fleets large or small or for private individuals, whether or not they have been injured, we can help.
From November 2008 until November 2012, I sat on the management committee of MASS, the Motor Accident Solicitors Society and was also their Regional Co-ordinator for the South East.
You can follow me on Twitter @CarAccidentAid
My firm specialises in many areas of law and has offices in Bexleyheath, Kent
I am currently Group Leader at 4Networking in Kings Hill, near Maidstone
But enough about work, I am a great film fan from blockbusters to foreign language and love world travel.
My wife is French, a language I now speak quite well and we tend to divide our time between England and the South West of France where we have a property in a small market town near the coast