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McCartan Turkington Breen has a solid track record in assisting a predominantly claimant client base with the full spectrum of personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Viv Harty has an excellent reputation for handling public liability and employers’ cases, and Colin Mitchell  and Stephen Clarke  have notable expertise in handling road traffic accident cases. Consultant Ernie Telford is experienced in medical negligence cases.

The ‘readily accessible’ team at Thompsons NI Solicitors handles medical negligence, public liability, disease litigation and employers’ liability cases for employees. A major case in 2017 was representing the family of a since-deceased claimant who was diagnosed with mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos during his former employment as an electrician. Oonagh McClure is well known for her expertise in medical negligence and asbestos cases.

Worthingtons’ ‘rigorous’ team is ‘well versed’ in representing minors and adults in medical negligence cases, with an established track record in advising on multimillion-pound catastrophic injury cases arising from cerebral palsy, brain injury and birth defects. Newtownards-based Nikki McConnell  leads the team, which also includes recommended associate Claire McDaid.

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