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UK Guide

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant — Leicester and surrounds

From the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partners
- 6 other lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Leicester

What the team is known for Standout group of experts with well-rounded medical negligence knowledge, handling the full breadth of claims. A number of its practitioners have invaluable understanding of the NHS, having previously worked in clinical negligence teams at defendant-side firms.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Real expertise in clinical negligence." 

"They have a good grounding in what they do." 

Notable practitioners

Mehmooda Duke is recognised for her deep understanding of medical negligence cases from the side of the defendant and of the claimant. Child brain injury and misdiagnosis of cauda equina syndrome are key areas of expertise. "She's in a league of her own," say market sources.

Krishna Kotecha specialises in claims arising from fatalities, brain injuries and delays in diagnosis. Commentators point out that "she has a large, varied caseload and can achieve settlements in the most unusual and difficult cases."

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From the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Leicester

What the team is known for Services cover the full breadth of claims, including medical and dental negligence. Continues to be involved in a steady intake of cases against gynaecologists.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They run a tight ship and always act in the client's best interest, which is very impressive. They pursue a case until they can't any more and work tirelessly for their clients, which is also highly commendable. I really enjoy working with them."

"The whole team there is very conscientious, they work hard for their clients."

Notable practitioners   

Interviewees resoundingly agree that Robert Rose is a technically excellent and highly personable medical negligence solicitor. He has "a very good way about him," says one source; "he's very down-to-earth and quite naturally funny, and uses it to put clients at ease ."

Industry experts say Neil Clayton "manages a serious and significant workload with efficiency and good humour." He is adept at handling claims against both private and NHS hospitals. One client says: "He showed great diplomacy and always made me feel at ease even when uncomfortable details of the case had to be discussed."

Sources praise Nicola Fahey's "real knack for getting hold of medical issues," as well as her "great aptitude and instinct on approaching cases." She is noted for her niche expertise in cases involving negligent care of the elderly. Another interviewee says: "She's quite charismatic and clients really appreciate her. There's something about her that clients enjoy and really relate to."

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Shakespeare Martineau

From the Chambers UK guide

Industry experts say Neil Clayton "manages a serious and significant workload with efficiency and good humour." He is adept at handling claims against both private and NHS hospitals. One client says: "He showed great diplomacy and always made me feel at ease even when uncomfortable details of the case had to be discussed."

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Moosa-Duke Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Mehmooda Duke is recognised for her deep understanding of medical negligence cases from the side of the defendant and of the claimant. Child brain injury and misdiagnosis of cauda equina syndrome are key areas of expertise. "She's in a league of her own," say market sources.

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Moosa-Duke Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Krishna Kotecha specialises in claims arising from fatalities, brain injuries and delays in diagnosis. Commentators point out that "she has a large, varied caseload and can achieve settlements in the most unusual and difficult cases."

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Shakespeare Martineau

From the Chambers UK guide

Interviewees resoundingly agree that Robert Rose is a technically excellent and highly personable medical negligence solicitor. He has "a very good way about him," says one source; "he's very down-to-earth and quite naturally funny, and uses it to put clients at ease ."

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Freeths LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Department head Jane Williams is "extremely efficient but pleasant to deal with," according to interviewees. Williams has a strong track record in handling spinal, neurological and birth-related clinical negligence claims.

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Associates to watch

Shakespeare Martineau

From the Chambers UK guide

Sources praise Nicola Fahey's "real knack for getting hold of medical issues," as well as her "great aptitude and instinct on approaching cases." She is noted for her niche expertise in cases involving negligent care of the elderly. Another interviewee says: "She's quite charismatic and clients really appreciate her. There's something about her that clients enjoy and really relate to."

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