Clinical negligence - Legal 500

The comments below are taken from The Legal 500. The Legal 500 is a clients guide to the best law firms, lawyers and solicitors.

At Stephensons Solicitors LLP  the ‘whole team is excellent and all the lawyers there are uniformly professional’. Head of the ‘first-class department’ is the ‘dynamic’ Judith Thomas-Whittingham who is praised for her ‘drive, commitment and refreshingly down to earth approach’. Tom Mooney  is commended for his ‘courage and for his sound judgement when fighting difficult cases which others might not pursue’. The ‘compassionate’ Claire Stockley  ‘applies enormous dedication to her clients’ cases coupled with an extremely thorough approach to evidence and preparation. No detail is left unaddressed and she has an instinctive tactical understanding of the case and good judgement’. The senior associates also garner praise - Laura Sheehan  is lauded for her ‘ability to master complex cases and to concentrate on the key issues’. Jamie Cruickshanks  is ‘tenacious in securing the right results for his clients’ and Carla Duprey  is ‘on the ball and very efficient’. The team acts for clients nationwide and is known for its specialist skills in birth and brain injury as well as medical misdiagnosis and amputation cases. In addition the team has continued to secure the clinical negligence civil contract from the Legal Aid Agency. It has a ‘well-organised and very efficient team of enthusiastic and hardworking practitioners who are attracting some very good work’. (2018)

Stephensons Solicitors LLP attracts praise for its ‘highly client-centric approach’ and for its ‘hardworking team, which does a first-class job’. The ‘excellent and well-managed department’ is led by the ‘highly respectable’ Judith Thomas-Whittingham, who is a ‘very bright and able lawyer and remains very down to earth’. Claire Mooney is an ‘extremely thorough and thoughtful lawyer’ and Carla Twist is ‘very caring and efficient’. Louise Griffiths and newly promoted partner Tom Mooney are also singled out for praise. The ‘very professional and ethical team’ acts for clients nationwide and is known for its specialist expertise in birth and brain injury, medical misdiagnosis and amputation cases. In addition the team has secured the clinical negligence civil contract from the Legal Aid Agency, which enables it to conduct legal aid work throughout the country. (2017)

Stephensons Solicitors LLP has a ‘proactive team that focuses on the clients’ needs’. Judith Thomas-Whittington is ‘down to earth and knowledgeable’ and Louise Griffiths is also well regarded. (2016)

At Stephensons Solicitors LLP, Judith Thomas-Whittingham and Louise Griffiths are ‘excellent’. (2015)

Judith Thomas-Whittingham and Louise Griffiths are recommended at Stephensons Solicitors LLP. (2014)

Louise Griffiths is recommended at Stephensons Solicitors LLP. (2013)

Louise Griffiths is recommended at Stephensons Solicitors LLP. (2012)

Louise Griffiths leads the team at Stephensons Solicitors LLP, and is handling numerous £1m-plus cases. (2011)

Louise Griffiths is recommended at Stephensons Solicitors LLP. (2010)

Louise Griffiths leads the team at Stephensons Solicitors LLP. (2009)

Stephensons has obtained significant awards in brain injury cases/fatal claims. Louise Griffiths is the partner in charge of the department. (2008)

Louise Griffiths leads the team at Stephensons, and has been dealing with a sizeable number of brain injury claims, one of which is valued at around the £5m mark. (2007)

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