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Armstrong Foulkes LLP’s well-regarded boutique practice is led by ‘honest and straightforward’ managing partner Hilton Armstrong, whose recent cases include a catastrophic brain injury resulting from oxygen starvation at birth. Kathryn Watson and Ashleigh Holt are also recommended.

Hay & Kilner’s team acted for a client through his mother and litigation friend for a claim of clinical negligence against a GP and a NHS Foundation Trust. Clare Thompson led the matter and is singled out for her ‘intelligent and practical approach to cases’. Other key figures include the ‘friendly and compassionate’ Helen Morland and practice head David Bradshaw.

Irwin Mitchell’s team recently acted for a client in a wrongful birth claim, involving a settlement on liability and ongoing quantum investigations, which include the cost of raising a disabled child. Team head Angela Kirtley and Michelle Armstrong ‘are outstanding – both are particularly adept at dealing with delicate matters’.

At Burnetts, Angela Curran recently won a multimillion-pound case for a child who was born prematurely when negligent management of the labour led to severe injuries including cerebral palsy. Curran leads the team and ‘is driven, efficient and approaches the investigative side of a case with precision and acumen’.

Thompsons Solicitors LLP’s clinical negligence practice is led by Janet Allan and includes Bryan Prudham, who is singled out for his specialism in accidents at the workplace; Ian McFall, who handles asbestos litigation; and Clair Wilson, who has experience in amputation cases.

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