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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant — Wales


Harding Evans - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Newport

What the team is known for Highly respected group with expertise in the full range of clinical negligence matters, including delayed diagnosis, surgical error and brain damage cases. Demonstrates a particularly strong track record in handling high-value birth injury claims. Offers additional capabilities in cosmetic and weight loss surgery matters.

Strengths Sources say: “The clinical negligence team are experienced and understanding lawyers who are always careful to identify their client's needs."

Another notes: “They are lovely, nice to work with, do a good job with clients and are well organised and sensible.”

Notable practitioners

Jane Rogers is described as "an impressive and experienced clinical negligence solicitor with a real empathy and understanding of her client's needs." She enjoys an "excellent reputation, especially in high-value complex brain injury cases." She also has experience in fatalities, birth injury and delay in diagnosis cases.

Ken Thomas maintains his excellent reputation, with sources noting that he "knows the industry inside out." He handles delay in diagnosis cases and high-value brain injury claims, including cerebral palsy.

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Hugh James - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Cardiff

What the team is known for Market-leading practice with an excellent reputation for high-end clinical negligence claims. Solid expertise in a diverse range of work, including cerebral palsy and obstetric, brain and spinal injury cases. Acts on behalf of a national client base, benefiting from offices in Cardiff and London.

Strengths The team attracts praise for its client care. One source states: “They treated me with respect at all times and explained everything fully to me.”

Further sources note: “It is the standout firm in terms of senior solicitors with great experience.” Another praises it for its “keen eye for detail.”

Work highlights Acted on a claim following an error during scoliosis surgery, which resulted in a spinal injury. The claim is valued at approximately £2 million.

Represented the claimant in an £850,000 claim relating to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of a hip infection, resulting in a spinal injury.

Notable practitioners

Mari Rosser is reputed for her extensive experience in high-value matters, including brain and spinal injury claims. Sources enthuse that "her instincts are spot on" and praise her client care skills, with one client stating: "She allowed me to make informed choices and was empathetic, but professional at all times."

Interviewees are impressed with "standout performer" Stephen Webber, citing his "excellent technical skills" and "experience in running the most complex cases." He handles a range of cases, including high-value spinal injuries and cerebral palsy.

Andrew Davies has a particular focus on brain injury cases. A source states: "He has an incredible work ethic and is really smart," adding: "He thinks of angles I have never thought of. He will look at your point and really analyse it."

Department profile by Hugh James

Hugh James is the only top ranked firm for medical negligence in Wales and one of the largest practices in the UK. Our lawyers are highly experienced and can provide a wide range of specialist services, representing individuals and their families who have suffered injury, illness or death as a result of negligent medical treatment.

Hugh James continue to act as the sole advisor for the Community Health Councils in Wales and enjoy the enviable position of direct referrals from other solicitors and doctors due to its significant reputation in this area. The firm is one of only eight practices nationally who are listed by SCOPE for expertise in cerebral palsy claims.

Hugh James can advise on all aspects of a claim, which includes social services involvement, financial advice and rehabilitation.  A range of qualified staff including a former midwife, nurse executives, welfare benefits advisors, medical records officers and social workers are part of the team to ensure clients have the best possible outcomes.  

AVMA, the medical negligence charity, and the Solicitors Regulatory Authority recognise us as experts in medical negligence.

Stephen Webber, Head of the Claimant Division is also the chairman of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) which is a society that supports approximately 120 clinical negligence specialist firms operating in the post Jackson era.  He is leading negotiations with the Department of Health relating to fixed recoverable fees.


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Huttons - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- Office location ranked: Cardiff

What the team is known for Maintains its reputation as a leading claimant clinical negligence team. Handles the full spectrum of medical and dental negligence, winning particular recognition for its work on brain injury matters. Also assists with birth injuries, including cerebral palsy and delayed diagnosis.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Tim Musgrave retains his outstanding reputation as the Welsh market's leading clinical negligence solicitor. Commentators recognise his extensive track record in "running the most complex and high-value cases," including birth injury claims. A source states: "He would be my choice of solicitor. He is a thoroughly nice bloke to work with, but at the same time, ask for anything and he does it and a bit more."

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Geldards LLP - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Cardiff

What the team is known for Handles a diverse range of clinical negligence matters, including delayed diagnosis and negligent treatment cases. Frequently acts on high-end claims, boasting particular experience in complex brain injury matters.

Strengths According to clients, the team stands out for its “supportive and empathetic employees.”

Sources commend the team for its diligence, stating: “The team is good at dealing with things, has a good command of the issues and is tenacious in getting the best result for the client.”

Notable practitioners

Angelina Rigby receives superb feedback from clients, who highlight her "determination, confidence and experience," as well as that she "considers her clients' point of view." She is reputed for her extensive experience in severe brain injury and spinal injury cases, including cerebral palsy.

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JCP Solicitors - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Swansea

What the team is known for Solid team recognised for its strong presence in west Wales. Regularly instructed on high-value claims of maximum severity, and offers particular depth of experience in brain damage and birth injury cases.

Notable practitioners

Keith Thomas is a long-standing figure in the market, recognised for his extensive experience in the clinical negligence arena. He has particular strength in birth injury claims of the highest severity.

Matthew Owen has an impressive caseload comprising complex and high-value matters such as brain damage, birth injury and spinal injuries. According to interviewees, he is "one of the best clinical negligence solicitors in Wales" and stands out for his "really good instincts" and "sound judgement."

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Slater and Gordon Lawyers - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 7 lawyers
- Office location ranked: Wrexham

What the team is known for Notable firm with a network of offices across the UK. Handles a range of claims, with recent work involving brain injury and a number of delay in diagnosis of cancer cases.

Strengths The team receives praise for its case and client management skills, with one source stating: “They are thorough, their instructions are well represented and they are very good with the clients," adding that "they are good at managing the case."

Work highlights Obtained £135,000 settlement for the family of a deceased man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury following his treatment for atrial fibrillation.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators describe Yvonne Agnew as "meticulous and very thorough in preparation." She is reputed for her experience and frequently handles high-value claims relating to brain injury.

Department profile by Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Our Cardiff office is classed as a “Centre of Excellence” amongst our regional offices throughout the UK. This is distinguished by an unparalleled range of expertise and deep commitment to our clients.

Our clinical negligence specialists have the ability to pursue the most complex of claims and lead the way in terms of ground-breaking law. We’re renowned for achieving the highest possible settlements for our clients.

In addition to pursuing claims of catastrophic injury, we’ve represented numerous families, both locally and nationally, at Coroners’ inquests, attracting substantial media coverage and pursuing new areas of law in relation to the application of the Human Rights Act and coronial law in this forum.

Although we pride ourselves on the expertise and best possible outcome we provide our clients in respect of their clinical negligence case, our dedication doesn’t stop there. Cases of clinical negligence, can often lead to other issues which may require legal advice. We provide our clients with a range of legal services from a host of specialist lawyers to relieve any additional burden at what can be an extremely difficult time.  

We’re aware that there are also a range of issues which don’t require the advice of a lawyer, but can be difficult to deal with at a time of stress. We therefore have a Client Liaison Team to provide our seriously injured clients with a free service, assisting them with a range of practical issues and support throughout their case and beyond.

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Senior Statesmen

JCP Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Keith Thomas is a long-standing figure in the market, recognised for his extensive experience in the clinical negligence arena. He has particular strength in birth injury claims of the highest severity.

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Star Individuals

Huttons

From the Chambers UK guide

The "excellent" Tim Musgrave retains his outstanding reputation as the Welsh market's leading clinical negligence solicitor. Commentators recognise his extensive track record in "running the most complex and high-value cases," including birth injury claims. A source states: "He would be my choice of solicitor. He is a thoroughly nice bloke to work with, but at the same time, ask for anything and he does it and a bit more."

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JCP Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Matthew Owen has an impressive caseload comprising complex and high-value matters such as brain damage, birth injury and spinal injuries. According to interviewees, he is "one of the best clinical negligence solicitors in Wales" and stands out for his "really good instincts" and "sound judgement."

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Geldards LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Angelina Rigby receives superb feedback from clients, who highlight her "determination, confidence and experience," as well as that she "considers her clients' point of view." She is reputed for her extensive experience in severe brain injury and spinal injury cases, including cerebral palsy.

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Harding Evans

From the Chambers UK guide

Jane Rogers is described as "an impressive and experienced clinical negligence solicitor with a real empathy and understanding of her client's needs." She enjoys an "excellent reputation, especially in high-value complex brain injury cases." She also has experience in fatalities, birth injury and delay in diagnosis cases.

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Hugh James

From the Chambers UK guide

Mari Rosser is reputed for her extensive experience in high-value matters, including brain and spinal injury claims. Sources enthuse that "her instincts are spot on" and praise her client care skills, with one client stating: "She allowed me to make informed choices and was empathetic, but professional at all times."

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Harding Evans

From the Chambers UK guide

Ken Thomas maintains his excellent reputation, with sources noting that he "knows the industry inside out." He handles delay in diagnosis cases and high-value brain injury claims, including cerebral palsy.

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Hugh James

From the Chambers UK guide

Interviewees are impressed with "standout performer" Stephen Webber, citing his "excellent technical skills" and "experience in running the most complex cases." He handles a range of cases, including high-value spinal injuries and cerebral palsy.

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Slater and Gordon Lawyers

From the Chambers UK guide

Market commentators describe Yvonne Agnew as "meticulous and very thorough in preparation." She is reputed for her experience and frequently handles high-value claims relating to brain injury.

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Hugh James

From the Chambers UK guide

Andrew Davies has a particular focus on brain injury cases. A source states: "He has an incredible work ethic and is really smart," adding: "He thinks of angles I have never thought of. He will look at your point and really analyse it."

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Marchant Harries

From the Chambers UK guide

According to sources, Peter Williams of Marchant Harries is "excellent" and is noted for his dedication to his clients in clinical negligence matters.

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