And what a rollercoaster 2017 has been for Nayyars! I always start each year a little wiser and a whole lot more positive than the last. Looking back at 2017, we have had a great year. We have expanded in terms of numbers and diversified into different areas of law. We have amalgamated departments and promoted from within. We said goodbye to some of our team who left for other opportunities but were then joined by others who have brought with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. I feel this is the strongest Team we have had since we started. This is also the happiest we have been together as a Team. That makes me so proud.
2017 saw our success rate at trial and settlement numbers reach an all time high. We have grown each year and technically we learnt from experience. We have increased our reputation for high value and catastrophic injury work. We are now busier than ever.
We have also taken on a number of significant high profile cases in 2017. We acted for some of the victims of the Mangle Acid Attack in London which has been described as the U.K’s largest acid attack to date. We featured heavily on national TV and radio including Sky News and BBC. I made it into numerous newspapers printed including the London Evening Standard, The Daily Mail and The Manchester Evening News. I was also in a number of publications including The Insurance Times and The Law Society Gazette.
Other notable cases we have taken on this year have included a stabbing case where the perpetrator was charged attempted murder, a serious injury to a pedestrian left fighting for his life and the death of a young boy by joyriders.
I have sat and cried with my clients. I have jumped up and down in joy when clients have won. I have been angry at the way my clients have been treated. I have not slept at night worrying of what the outcome of a case will be. In fact there have been times this year when I have thought about nothing else but work for weeks on end. I have a few more wrinkles and grey hairs, but if you were to rewind the clock, I would happily do it all over again.
We have achieved a lot this year but all credit must go to the Nayyars Team. Reflecting on the year, everyone at Nayyars has embodied the philosophy of wanting to be the best. We have a “can-do” attitude and that mind-set is what gets us results.
We have raised funds for various charities too including a Nayyars Raffle and our annual Bake Sale. It hasn’t all been hard work, we have had a lot of fun along the way too with our Social Committee having organised different events including a mad month of partying in December!
As we turn the corner and enter 2018, at Nayyars we would like to thank you for being part of our journey. Let’s hope the New Year brings good health, happiness and success to us all.