Medical negligence solicitors

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Medical and Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Pursuing a clinical or medical negligence claim requires a high degree of specialist legal and medical knowledge, together with a commitment to provide the highest quality service, with both sensitivity and understanding.

Davies and Partners Solicitors has one of the largest teams of specialist Clinical Negligence Lawyers in the UK including members of both The Law Society and AvMA specialist panels, dedicated to providing our clients with their expertise.

The firm holds a clinical negligence franchise with the Legal Aid Agency and provides a quality service for many successful claimants every year.

The team specialises in all areas of medical and clinical claims including:

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecology
  • GP Negligence
  • Late Diagnosis of cancer

Acclaimed areas of expertise

Our specialist team of lawyers has also received notable acclaim for its achievements in the highly complex area of catastrophic injury arising from birth or other trauma.

Chambers UK 2015 says: "Davies and Partners has a team which is going out there, winning this work and establishing a reputation."

Individuals in the team singled out by Chambers 2015:

Ewan Lockhart: "Ewan Lockhart of Davies and Partners is well regarded within the market. Sources are impressed by his sound expertise and excellent client care skills."

Suzanne Williams: "Department head Suzanne Williams handles a large number of fatality cases. She is also noted for her work in cerebral palsy claims."

Chambers UK 2014 says:
This firm houses 13 solicitors active in the clinical negligence sphere, making Davies and Partners a "national player" that is "rated very highly" according to peers. Recently the team has been handling spinal injury and cerebral palsy cases, and has also won substantial settlements from matters such as fatal accidents, deaths following bowel surgery, and cancer diagnosis delays. "You just know when you've got real experts instructing you," according to one barrister, who goes on to laud the team for "sharing the same fundamental skill set and passion for what they do."

Individuals in the team singled out by Chambers 2014- saying:

Ewan Lockhart "recently moved from Davies and Partners in Bristol to become managing partner of the firm's new London office. He wins praise for his safe and thorough approach, with peers happy to refer to him when necessary. He has over 20 years' experience in the field, and has recently been involved in a number of serious Fatal Accidents Act cases, such as post-natal deaths following negligent deliveries, and deaths from negligent bowel surgery.

"He is recognised as a lawyer who talks very sensibly and clearly knows his stuff and is renowned for acting on high-value, complex brain injury cases."

Tracy Edwards "heads the firm's clinical negligence and personal injury department in Birmingham."

Suzanne Williams is "Very imaginative in her approach and is known for her experience in obstetric and urological cases"

 

One of the team

  • James Wickett
    James Wickett

    James has over 20 years of experience of claimant clinical negligence work and has been a member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel since 2008.

    • Position Consultant/Specialist Solicitor
    • Location Devon
    • Telephone 01271 533747/01454 619619
    • Email
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News/Blog

  • Medical Innovation Bill rejected

    We are pleased to report that the Medical Innovation Bill will not proceed further through the Parliamentary process and will not, therefore, become law.

    The Bill's purpose was to promote medical innovation, but in actuality it targeted clinical negligence practitioners. The politician who championed the Bill, Lord Saatchi, felt that the threat of litigation in medicine was an obstacle to innovation.

    Whilst the aim of the Bill may have been laudable (promoting medical innovation and dispensing with the threat of litigation in order for doctors to provide new treatments), it was fundamentally flawed.

     

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