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Welcome to Clinical negligence

Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the number of clinical negligence claims initiated against both the NHS and private sectors.

These cases can be fraught with difficulty, extremely sensitive and often involve significant sums.

NHS organisations faced with such claims need the confidence, support and expertise of an experienced law firm with a long track record of working in the sector.

Our specialist healthcare team contains some of the leading national authorities on clinical negligence issues and has a history of advising organisations from across the NHS on dealing with claims.

We are here to support you and your organisation every step of the way, from initial response through to hearings.

We provide legal support to more than 70 NHS Trusts across England, from the Scottish Borders to Cornwall

We are also:

  • members of the legal panel chosen to provide advice on clinical liability cases to NHS Resolution and 15 other leading health bodies, including the Care Quality Commission, the Human Tissue Authority and the Professional Standards Authority
  • one of only 11 firms nationwide also named on the legal panel to provide advice to the same organisations on regulatory, health and disciplinary matters
  • part of the NHS Shared Business Services Legal Services Framework
  • part of the North of England CCG Legal Services Framework
  • members of the legal panel for HealthTrust Europe

In addition to dealing with ongoing clinical negligence cases with tact and sensitivity, we also frequently lecture and hold workshops for our clients on the best means of managing (and avoiding) such claims.

For further information on how we can help you, please get in touch.

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What our clients say

  • "Jeff and the team have been providing Healthcare advice to our Trust for many years and have consistently delivered a professional and exceptional service as well as providing great value for money. Jeff's knowledge of the Trust means that his advice is always tailored to the particular needs of the Trust. He has a very pragmatic approach and would highly recommend him and the team."

    Emma Stonehouse, Legal & Committee Services Manager, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Independent verdict

  • "They are true specialists in what they do, and that shows through their tactical nous and their insight into the issues."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Fully committed lawyers’ with ‘a vast wealth of knowledge’ which ‘takes the time and effort to ensure their clients’ needs are met’."

    Legal 500
  • "They're excellent; they do a lot of this work and they're always on top of everything."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "A top performer"

    Legal 500
  • "Noted for its representation of the NHSLA and a variety of NHS foundation trusts in defence of maximum severity clinical negligence claims. Highly experienced team of trial lawyers with an impressive track record on liability trials."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Offers deep expertise in birth injury claims and other high-severity injury cases. Also noted for its risk management work for clients."

    Chambers & Partners
  • “A major player"

    Chambers & Partners
  • "They are very good to deal with and all of the people there are very impressive."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "The solicitors are bright and I enjoy the intellectual aspect of working with them."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • “This ‘proactive and friendly’ firm continues to get a variety of work from the NHSLA and is successfully winning new instructions from the Medical Protection Society. Clients are impressed with the ‘very helpful’ team."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "recognised for its expertise in defending clinical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS."

    Chambers & Partners

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