Clinical negligence - Chambers UK

The comments below are taken from Chambers UK. Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990.

Continues to devote much of its practice to complex birth and brain injury claims, including wrongful birth and cerebral palsy. Also advises on elderly care and delay of diagnosis matters. (2016)

“You can be confident that you will get a very good service." (2016)

“I am just made up with the outcome and how efficient and how friendly they are. They've always been top-notch.” (2016)

Head of department Louise Griffiths acts for claimants on high-value claims of birth trauma and brain injury, in which she has significant expertise. (2016)

Handles a variety of work, such as high-end and complicated claims regarding brain and birth injury, fatalities and delayed diagnosis, alongside dental, vaccination and cosmetic surgery claims. The team boosts its expertise through four in-house medical professionals. (2015)

"They take unusual cases that perhaps other solicitors wouldn't see potential in." (2015)

"A good firm that works quite hard and always reports cases." (2015).

Managing partner Louise Griffiths handles heavyweight cases such as birth and brain injuries, in addition to wrongful birth. (2015)

Managing partner Louise Griffiths is an active figure in the sector and is praised for her capability to 'explain things to clients sensibly and calmly.' She recently acted on a multimillion-pound Cerebral Palsy claim. (2014)

Industry knowledge: 'Well placed to capitalise on market changes thanks to broad geographical coverage.' (2014)

Bench strength: 'A young team of talented people that does some high-quality work.' (2014)

Takes on a broad caseload and is particularly recognised for its work on cases related to brain injury. Has recently seen an increase in birth injury and gastric band claims. (2014)

Louise Griffiths heads up the firm's clinical negligence team, and handles a wide variety of matters. Her work includes cases involving birth trauma, surgical negligence, diagnosis issues and dental claims. Sources describe her as “very sharp and on the ball.” (2013)

This firm maintains a solid clinical negligence team in Wigan. It is “known for clinical negligence” and specialises in complex brain and birth injury cases. It also undertakes work involving late diagnosis claims, cosmetic surgery cases and claims against care homes. The team also takes on cases concerning dental negligence and sports injuries. (2013)

The Wigan-based group continues to develop a strong name in the region and is well equipped to advise on a full range of clinical negligence matters. Brain injury cases and fatal claims remain core areas of strength for the practice, but it also has in-depth experience in matters concerning birth injury, cosmetic surgery and delays in diagnosis. As well as this, it is frequently called upon to handle claims against care homes and is seeing an increasing number of instructions relating to dental negligence claims. (2012)

Louise Griffiths heads the team and is a popular figure with clients due to her 'straightforward and down-to-earth approach.' She predominantly concentrates on high-value brain injury claims, but is well versed in a range of clinical negligence matters, including orthopaedic issues, failures to diagnose cancer and mismanaged surgical procedures. (2012)

Louise Griffiths heads the team and is described as ‘proactive and very knowledgeable.’ She maintains a strong focus on high-value brain injury cases, and remains active on pro bono work through her panel membership of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). (2011)

‘They are sympathetic to the needs of their clients, but equally they give good and honest advice, even if you don’t want to hear it’. (2011)

This firm offers a full service on clinical negligence, encompassing both small and large claims. It has broad experience in the area, having handled cosmetic surgery, care home, birth injury and delay in diagnosis claims. The team is described as ‘very client-focused.’ (2011)

Louise Griffiths has recently taken over the leadership of the clinical negligence team, a move that is boosting the group's reputation and attracting more high-value claims to the firm. (2010)

This wide-ranging practice is noted for the high quality of its instructions and all-round efficiency. (2010)

While this group was once best known for handling CFA cases, the nature of Stephensons’ clinical negligence department has changed; the team is now moving more towards handling cases that are funded by insurers. Peers report that “the firm is attracting quite a lot of work.” It is best known for handling large brain injury claims. Heading the team of two partners and three solicitors, Louise Griffiths “has excellent grass-roots knowledge and manages her team very well.” She is also praised for being easily approachable. (2009)

The firm is developing a very good reputation in the market and attracts clients from all over the UK as a result of its willingness to handle Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA) cases. In the past year the lawyers have advised on more than 30 cases and won awards that reach into the millions. The team is held in high regard for its expertise in brain injury and fatal claims. The key contact for clinical negligence matters is Louise Griffiths. (2008)

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