handl Group acquires leading provider of expert witness and rehabilitation services

handl Group acquires leading provider of expert witness and rehabilitation services

Published 12.01.24


We are delighted to welcome Tessa Gough & Associates to our growing portfolio following successful completion of the acquisition.

Established in 1987, Tessa Gough & Associates specialises in expert witness reports, rehabilitation and care management services to the personal injury sector. With nearly 35 years’ experience and an unparalleled national network of associates, the business is a specialist in high value claims and catastrophic injury work.

Tessa Gough, the founder, who is also a Registered Nurse (RN) and a highly experienced Expert Witness, will remain with the organisation continuing her developmental work and will continue to take on expert witness cases, whilst the existing management team will deliver a ‘business as usual’ operational service.

The move solidifies our strengthened position as a powerhouse of Expert Witness and rehabilitation, broadening our footprint of experts, in particular bringing strong nursing experience to the panels. This follows last year’s acquisition of Harrison Associates, a leading Expert Witness and Case Management company, Foresight Clinical Services in 2018 and ACCA, a nationwide provider of Social Work Expert Witnesses, last year, and continues the ongoing acquisition strategy to broaden medical evidence and treatment propositions.

Harnessing handl Group’s leadership and expertise in operational transformation and the management of supply chains, the intention is to enable the management team to achieve further growth and strengthen the associate network.

“As part of a strategic move to expand our foothold in the Expert Witness field, I’m delighted to welcome Tessa Gough & Associates to the Group. Here at handl Group we continue to demonstrate how immensely beneficial our investment can be to in developing innovative customer-focused solutions, reinforcing standards of excellence, raising a portfolio company’s profile and driving its growth trajectory and future success. I believe we can add real value here and create growth opportunities due to our agility and deep understanding of the legal and insurance markets.”

Graham Pulford, Chief Executive Officer, handl Group

“I am delighted that Tessa Gough & Associates will be joining handl Group’s roster of respected businesses and have so far been impressed with the leadership team’s knowledge and understanding of our customers’ needs. The evident commitment to retaining the quality that our reputation has been built on and driving forward the growth of the business were both key factors in negotiations and this provides reassurance not only to our loyal customer base, but also to the experienced and dedicated staff and associates.”

Tessa Gough, Founder, Tessa Gough & Associates

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