The Co-operative Legal Services announces trio of new appointments

10 August 2015

The Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has announced three new executive appointments across its Probate, Family and Personal Injury practices.

Rob Heaton, joins CLS this week as Head of Probate Operations. Rob started his career in the legal sector with Eversheds Solicitors, where he spent 10 years in a variety of managerial positions. 
More recently, Rob was at Personal Injury law firm; NewLaw Solicitors where he was Head of Operations and played an integral role in the firms transition through to an ABS.

Sam Hickman joins next month as Head of Family Practice and brings with her a wealth of family law experience. Sam’s most recent role was with Clarke Wilmott, where she has been for 11 years focused on the growth and development of the Private Family practices across the UK and South

Anthony Wilson joins CLS in October as Head of Personal Injury. Joining from 2020 Legal and having held previous roles with Hill Dickinson and Goldsmith Williams, Anthony brings with him a range of key expertise across RTA practice, Employer Liability, Public Liability and Clinical Negligence.

Matt Howells, Managing Director of The Co-operative Legal Services said,

“These appointments are a further step forwards as we look to build our business for the future. In addition to the investment we’re making in technology, the new expertise we’ve brought into our executive team will be invaluable in underpinning our ambition to best meet customer and member needs through a range of affordable and transparent services.”


Notes to Editors


For further information please contact The Co-operative Legal Services Press Office:

Lauren Hoult: / 07702 505 626
Emily Dalton: / 07738 621 201


About The Co-operative Legal Services (CLS)

CLS is an integral part of the Consumer Services Division of the Co-operative Group, which includes General Insurance and Funeralcare. CLS was established in 2006 and in 2012 it became the first major consumer brand to be granted alternative business structure (ABS) status under the new Legal Services Act.

CLS is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and offers the following services:
Family law, Wills, Probate, Personal injury, Employment Law and Conveyancing (through panel firms).

CLS seeks to offer fixed fees to its customers, meaning that the customer almost always knows exactly what the costs involved will be and therefore the customer is able to manage costs more effectively.  Customers are can ask as many questions as necessary to understand the legal services required to move on with their lives.