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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant — Leicester and surrounds


Freeths LLP - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

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

What the team is known for A strong name in the regional clinical negligence market, with noted presence across the East Midlands. Experienced practitioners handle a broad remit of matters, including high-value brain damage and birth injury claims, group action mandates and inquests. Additional niche expertise in maxillofacial and cosmetic surgery negligence.

Strengths The clinical negligence team is praised for its service, with one client stating: "All the people concerned – from the reception desk upwards – I found to be approachable, helpful and cheerful. They made me feel at ease."

Another source adds: "It is mindful of its duties to all parties in its approach to litigation and puts its client’s interests before its own costs. I believe that this is due to confident and highly competent input from senior lawyers across its cases so that there is a consistent quality of work."

Notable practitioners

Paul Balen is a long-standing figure in the clinical negligence field with a wealth of experience across a range of cases. He has a long track record in inquest representation and has experience of group actions. Sources note his "strategic handling of complex cases" and "robust and sensible" approach.

The "highly intelligent" Karen Reynolds has extensive experience in complex cases and good feedback. She is praised for her "good judgement," organisational skills and client care. Her broad practice features group actions and cerebral palsy claims.

Jane Williams enjoys a formidable reputation as a "very influential" and a "dynamic and compassionate" practitioner who handles "high-value and very sensitive claims." Her broad practice includes complex birth injury and brain injury cases.

Siobhan Genever is deemed to be "very proactive" in case management and attracts praise for her empathetic approach with clients. She is experienced across an array of clinical negligence matters, including high-value birth injury mandates.

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Moosa-Duke Solicitors - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- Office location ranked: Leicester

What the team is known for Standout group of experts with well-rounded medical negligence knowledge. Handles the full breadth of claims, including brain injury, delay in diagnosis and surgical error cases. A number of its practitioners have invaluable understanding of the NHS, having previously worked in clinical negligence teams at defendant-side firms.

Strengths Commentators recognise the quality of service provided by the firm, saying: "They are very diligent and client-focused and very good at giving comprehensive, practical advice to clients."

Notable practitioners

Market commentators praise Mehmooda Duke's "diligent and forensic" analysis. She has vast experience of complex and high-value matters, including cauda equina syndrome.

Krishna Kotecha enjoys a solid reputation among interviewees as a "very able and really committed" practitioner. Sources describe her as "extremely assiduous and diligent" and highlight her "lovely manner with clients." Her practice features brain injury and delay in diagnosis matters.

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Shakespeare Martineau - 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: Leicester

What the team is known for Well-regarded team covering the full breadth of claims, including medical and dental negligence. Active in complex delay in diagnosis, surgical error and severe birth injuries claims. Benefits from additional experience in numerous cases against gynaecologists.

Strengths Sources are impressed with the firm's client service, with one commentator commending their ability to "explain complex legal terms in a straightforward and no-nonsense way." Another interviewee states: "They were very friendly and kept contact with me all the way down the line."

Other commentators describe the practice as a "very strong team" and note that the lawyers are "very organised and run good case management."

Work highlights Obtained a settlement of £300,000 for a client who developed complications following fistula closure surgery. The claim involved issues of informed consent.

Acted for a claimant who sustained an obturator nerve injury following surgery on obtaining a settlement of £750,000. The claim involved issues of informed consent.

Notable practitioners

According to interviewees, Neil Clayton stands out for his "fantastic eye for detail," "exemplary client care skills" and his "determination not to give up and to leave no stone unturned." He handles a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters, including fatal injury claims.

Robert Rose is well regarded for his "fantastic, wide-ranging practice" which includes high-value birth injury cases. Interviewees appreciate his experience and "very personable" approach, stating: "He has seen it all and is well equipped to deal with whatever the case throws at him."

Sources appreciate that Nikki Fahey is "always on the ball," demonstrates "tremendous knowledge of the law" and "really fights for her clients." She is involved in a wide range of clinical negligence claims and her areas of expertise include gynaecological injuries and elderly clients.

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Shakespeare Martineau

From the Chambers UK guide

According to interviewees, Neil Clayton stands out for his "fantastic eye for detail," "exemplary client care skills" and his "determination not to give up and to leave no stone unturned." He handles a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters, including fatal injury claims.

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Moosa-Duke Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Market commentators praise Mehmooda Duke's "diligent and forensic" analysis. She has vast experience of complex and high-value matters, including cauda equina syndrome.

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Moosa-Duke Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Krishna Kotecha enjoys a solid reputation among interviewees as a "very able and really committed" practitioner. Sources describe her as "extremely assiduous and diligent" and highlight her "lovely manner with clients."  Her practice features brain injury and delay in diagnosis matters.

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Shakespeare Martineau

From the Chambers UK guide

Robert Rose is well regarded for his "fantastic, wide-ranging practice" which includes high-value birth injury cases. Interviewees appreciate his experience and "very personable" approach, stating: "He has seen it all and is well equipped to deal with whatever the case throws at him."

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Freeths LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Jane Williams enjoys a formidable reputation as a "very influential" and a "dynamic and compassionate" practitioner who handles "high-value and very sensitive claims." Her broad practice includes complex birth injury and brain injury cases.

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Shakespeare Martineau

From the Chambers UK guide

Sources appreciate that Nikki Fahey is "always on the ball," demonstrates "tremendous knowledge of the law" and "really fights for her clients." She is involved in a wide range of clinical negligence claims and her areas of expertise include gynaecological injuries and elderly clients.

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