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Clients trust Ashtons Legalto make good decisions and do an excellent job’, thanks in no small part to ‘shrewd practitioner’ Sandra Patton, who has ‘deep tactical and technical knowledge’. Leading practitioner Tom Cook (whose ‘exceptional interpersonal skills make for excellent client relationships’) secured £5m for a victim of avoidable respiratory collapse. Newly promoted partner Sharon Allison is ‘a tenacious warrior and fearless crusader for her clients’. The firm has strong associates in the ‘hardworking, sensible and sympathetic’ Julie Crossley, Carole Watts, who ‘always gets the best for her clients’, and the ‘thoughtful and reliable’ Amanda Cavanagh.

For some, Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge office has ‘the premier practice in East Anglia’ and is ‘able to manage cases of the highest value and complexity’. Guy Forster is ‘a leader in his field and is superb with clients’ and Sarah Wealleans is ‘experienced, knowledgeable and fantastic with clients’. Together they are representing a child with cerebral palsy following a delay in diagnosing and treating hypoglycaemia. Forster is also representing the parents of a baby who died at birth due to a mismanaged breech delivery.

Tees Law is ‘a truly great firm’ with ‘a competent, committed, professional and friendly’ team that includes Paul Taylor, who exhibits ‘huge expertise, thoroughness and great compassion’, and Janine Collier who is ‘sensible, highly intelligent and has unswerving commitment to clients’. Also recommended are the ‘bright, energetic, hardworking and dedicated’ Adam Copeland and gynaecology specialist David Gabell, who has ‘exceptional analytical foresight’. Collier secured a 100% liability settlement against Cambridge University Hospitals Trust for a brain-injured adult.

Gotelee Solicitors is noted for its ‘excellent service provided by helpful and intelligent experts’. Tim Humpage (who ‘always finds ways to solve problems’) and Diana Infanti handled several birth injury claims including two of the utmost severity. Other key figures include Sian Mullane, who is ‘fantastically persistent and very clear in her communication’ and chartered legal executive Chris Moffat, who is advising a single mother given negligent intravenous immunology.

Scrivenger Seabrook Limited is a niche claimant injury firm focused largely on complex clinical negligence matters. Tenacious and vastly experienced litigator Vicki Seabrook recently secured payments totalling £9m for a brain-injured child.

Slater and Gordon is ‘one of the leaders in its field’. Tim Deeming, who joined from Irwin Mitchell to lead the clinical negligence team, recovered £10m-plus substantial annual payments for a baby injured at birth and more than £2m for a client who suffered a spinal injury during hip replacement surgery.

The best in Peterborough’, Buckles Solicitors LLP is noted for providing ‘a thorough and methodical approach to claims’. Team head Roger Clarke is pursuing a £2m claim against a London hospital for a client left brain damaged at birth in the 1960s. Associate Martin Herson is handling a £300,000 claim against a GP for failure to diagnose prostate cancer.

At Fosters, Stephen Green recovered £60,000 for the widow of a man who died after delays in diagnosis for heart disease. He also secured £50,000 for a client who sustained two shoulder injuries and attended a walk-in medical centre where the severity of the injuries was not recognised. Consultant Heather Duffy is a former nurse and midwife with over 15 years’ experience.

GMS Law Ltd is ‘a competent and competitive firm providing specialist clinical negligence advice’. The ‘very industrious and intelligent’ Penny Horne settled a claim for a man who lost his partner to sepsis and ischemia after a hospital failed to treat peripheral vascular disease.

Key practitioners at Morgan Jones & Pett include David Jones and Sara Westwood, who is on the Law Society Panel of Clinical Negligence Specialists and who secured £550,000 for a man left unable to work after negligent bowel surgery.

At Hansells, APIL-accredited senior litigator and consultant Pamela Hoare and clinical negligence specialist Jane Stockings are recommended for their high degree of client service and for their advice to disabled children and brain-injured adults.

At Rogers and Norton, Tim Nobbs and Mark Hambling handled claims for misdiagnosis, failure to spot fractures, birth injury, delays in treatment and negligent laparoscopic surgery.

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