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Thames Valley

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Due to the number of tables in this section, the editorial is in alphabetical order by firm name.

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant - Thames Valley

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Reading

What the team is known for Represents claimants in the full range of medical negligence cases to an extremely high standard. Known for its brain and spinal injury expertise.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Technical ability: "The team is fantastic, absolutely brilliant. It is so thorough, friendly and willing to help."

Client service: "I could not be happier with the service. I would recommend the firm to anyone."

Prowess: "It is an excellent firm which provides a very high level of service. The team manages difficult cases very tactfully." 

Notable practitioners  

"Top-flight" partner and head of the clinical negligence department Adrian Desmond is a greatly experienced and respected lawyer. He is recommended by market sources for his "very good tactical nous."  

"Brilliant" partner Susan Brown receives praise for being "really very thorough and empathetic in dealing with difficult cases." She is an expert in child brain injury claims.  

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

What the team is known for Highly respected team of clinical negligence lawyers. Offers a holistic service to clients including local authority provision and welfare benefits advice.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Technical ability: "The firm is absolutely excellent. It keeps us well informed and I cannot speak highly enough of it." 

Communication skills: "The team is easy to speak to and cuts out the legal jargon. It is absolutely first-class."

Work highlights Acted for the claimant in a failure of diagnosis case resulting in a value payment of £9.3 million.  

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Helen Niebuhr is recognised as an expert in complex cerebral palsy and brain damage cases. She is known for "her determination to succeed, her tenacity and persistence, and her excellent communication skills."

Partner Richard Money-Kyrle has a particular aptitude for high-value and catastrophic clinical negligence claims. He is an "efficient and very measured" lawyer.   

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

What the team is known for Offers a broad range of medical negligence services including neurological, stroke and orthopaedic claims. Noted for its experience with neonatal fatality cases.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Market standing: "I would be happy to refer clients to the team. It is highly respected and has a well-earned reputation." 

What's new? Highly experienced clinical negligence lawyer Carolyn Lowe has been promoted to partner.

Work highlights Represented a claimant in a maximum severity cerebral palsy case settled for £5.6 million.

Notable practitioners  

Partner and head of clinical negligence Cecily Cameron is known for her cerebral palsy and cauda equina syndrome expertise. One source says: "I struggle to think of a better clinical negligence lawyer. She is absolutely excellent."

Star associate Susan Booker is experienced with a range of medical negligence claims, including Erb's palsy, fatal claims and orthopaedics cases. One source describes her as "first-rate, determined and very bright." 

Up-and-comer Carolyn Lowe is an "industrious and dedicated" solicitor. She is recommended for her expertise in high-value cases such as cerebral palsy claims.     

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Offices locations ranked: Leighton Buzzard, Bletchley 

What the team is known for Recognised for its skills in high-value cerebral palsy and birth injury claims. Also appreciated for its Court of Protection department.   

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Prowess: "The firm is top-rate. The team is extremely hard-working and thorough."

Client service: "The team was very good, informative and always dealt with my case very sensitively."

Market standing: "The firm is very well known and it specialises in high-value clinical negligence and personal injury cases."

Notable practitioners    

Head of department David Turner is "highly intelligent, very practical and an experienced problem solver." He is particularly known for his cerebral palsy expertise.  

"Phenomenal" partner Gary Williams is recognised for his impressive dedication to clients. One source describes him as "highly conscientious, thorough and meticulous."

Basic facts about the department
- 3 solicitors
- Office locations ranked: Luton

What the team is known for Greatly experienced medical negligence practice, especially recognised for its aptitude for spinal and brain injury claims.   

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Ability: "I would give the firm ten out of ten; I have no complaints."

Work highlights Represented a claimant in a case against negligent urologists which was settled for £350,000.  

Notable practitioners  

Karen Webster is a key contact.

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners 
- 4 associates
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Oxford, Swindon

What the team is known for Impressive track record advising on complex medical negligence cases such as birth injury claims. Also noted for its increasing bariatric and dental claims practices.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "The team is very good, supportive and understanding."

Notable practitioners  

Swindon partner Paul Rumley is praised for his campaign against cuts to clinical negligence legal aid funding, and is recognised as "one of the big hitters" on the market. He is known for obtaining "fantastic results" for his clients.

Oxford department head Richard Coleman is particularly respected for his experience in spinal injury cases and his client care skills. He is noted as a "very pragmatic" lawyer.

Oxford partner Tracy Norris-Evans is an "absolutely first-rate and very committed" practitioner. She is hugely respected by her clients, who praise her approachability.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Carole Watts of Ashton KCJ acts for claimants in all types and values of clinical negligence cases. One impressed client says: "She is very efficient and realistic, and I would recommend her to anyone."

Rosaline Wong of Ashton KCJ recently joined the firm from Pictons. She is known for her expertise in birth injury and obstetric cases. She has a "very pragmatic approach to work and is very determined for her clients."

Susan Jarvis of Blake Lapthorn "has an enormous amount of trial experience" and "her client care is exceptionally good." She is a specialist in cerebral palsy cases and her "intellect stands out."

Denise Stephens of Shoosmiths receives praise from market commentators for her clinical negligence practice. One source says: "She is very impressive, and always tries for the best results."

Foreign Experts

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