Huddersfield-based First4Lawyers took a trip back in time to celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

Guests from across the industry joined the business which, from humble beginnings, has grown to become one of the UK’s most recognised legal brands.

Managing director Qamar Anwar took to the stage as part of an action-packed evening which included a military re-enactment by theatre company Histrionics (below).

Guests were also treated to a presentation by acclaimed psychiatrist Prof Steve Peters who has worked with some of sport’s biggest stars such as snooker’s world number one Ronnie O’Sullivan and the British Cycling team.

Prof Peters is also author of several best-selling books including the groundbreaking ‘The Chimp Paradox.’

Since its launch in 2008, First4Lawyers has scooped nine awards. It’s a seven-time winner of the Claims Management Company of the Year at the prestigious Personal Injury Awards.

Mr Anwar, who told how he would personally speak to all potential claimants in the first two years of trading, said: “We have certainly come a long way since those early days.

“We’ve received over one million enquiries, which wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team, many of whom have been with us from the start.

“We also continue to be immensely grateful to our panel firms for their support. The long-standing relationships we have with many of them is testament to the gold standard service we provide.”

In 2021 and in response to the whiplash reforms which forced many firms to ditch low-value RTA work or exit the market altogether, the First4Lawyers group also launched First4InjuryClaims to manage the high volume of enquiries they continued to receive.

In just two years, the firm has secured more than £3.5 million in compensation for injured claimants and has already been shortlisted for an industry award.

Mr Anwar added: “I’m excited to see what the future holds. It has been an incredible journey so far and one that I hope will continue for many more years to come.”