Alternatives to Court - clinical negligence claims

1. Alternative dispute resolution - Courts these days urge us to consider either arbitration, conciliation or, more usually, mediation – different ways of coming to a satisfactory agreement on a case by negotiation – without the need for a trial, but with the aid of an independent negotiator to assist that settlement.

If this becomes worthwhile considering in your case we will advise you of the advantages and disadvantages at the time. It is unlikely to be before we have had some exchange of medical reports with your opponent.

2. Complaints - Looking for compensation is not always what you want or need. It may be more important to you just to get an explanation, and even an apology. Sometimes the likely compensation is so small that it would not be worth going to court, but you may want to try to make sure that nobody else goes though your experience. The only remedy the courts can offer is compensation. We can assist you with a complaint.

loading staff

We're widely accredited for our work - medical negligence

  • Clinical Negligence Accreditation
  • Chambers
  • Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers
  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our medical negligence team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

Memberships & accreditations

8.5 out of 10
Trustpilot logo4-stars on trustpilot Based on count 310

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Very clear, concise information from the start, friendly, approachable, nothing is too much trouble, I felt at ease.
View from a satisfied clinical negligence client

Gross negligence manslaughter in the NHS

A review commissioned by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has provided recommendations for when patients die following NHS treatment.    Professor Williams’ review recommends that patient deaths which aren’t referred to a coroner...

Read more

Supreme Court decision strikes blow against gig-economy

The Supreme Court has ruled on the case of a plumber who had argued he was being denied working rights in a decision expected to have serious ramifications for the ‘gig-economy’. Gary Smith has won the right to take his case to a tribunal...

Read more

Clin neg staff reorder

  • Louise Griffiths
  • Judith Thomas-Whittingham
  • Tom Mooney
  • Claire Stockley
  • Jamie Cruickshanks
  • ​Carla Duprey
  • Laura Sheehan
  • Gemma Crompton
  • Alexandra Gill
  • Laura Owen
  • Karen Andrews
  • Pam Thompson
  • Justine Wright

We're always here for you

As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.

Find your nearest Stephensons office and arrange a meeting

As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.