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The team at BL Claims Solicitors is led by John White, who attracts praise for his β€˜instinct for identifying and exploiting the weaknesses in the other side’s case’, and includes the β€˜tenacious’ Kym Provan, who is β€˜an excellent litigator’.

Susan Brown heads the team at Boyes Turner and specialises in high-value brain injury claims against NHS Trusts. Adrian Desmond is also recommended.

At Coffin Mew LLP, newly promoted partner Douglas Miller and Sue Bowler focus on complex brain injury and neonatal cases. The group is representing Rachael Robinson in a Β£3m claim arising from a cerebral palsy injury.

Freeths’ team is led by the β€˜hugely experienced’ Cecily Cameron, whose knowledge is β€˜second to none’. β€˜Experienced partner’ Carolyn Lowe is noted for her β€˜good common sense’ and handling of neurological and fatality claims.

At Knights Professional Services Limited, the β€˜hardworking’ and β€˜well-respected’ Helen Niebuhr has β€˜bags of experience and excellent judgement’. Newly promoted partner Jonathan Phillips is β€˜sympathetic with clients and tough with opponents’.

Tim Spring heads the β€˜assiduous’ team at Moore Blatch LLP, which handles claims arising from infectious neurological diseases and rare endocrinological conditions.

The β€˜superb’ team at Penningtons Manches LLP includes the β€˜outstanding’ Philippa Luscombe and Alison Appelboam-Meadows, whom clients praise for their β€˜extensive expertise’ and β€˜robust and clear’ advice.

The β€˜exceptional’ Denise Stephens at Shoosmiths LLP attracts praise for her β€˜determination to achieve the very best for her clients’, and for her track record in seven-figure birth injury claims.

Thomson Snell & Passmore’s knowledge spans complex surgical to obstetric injury claims. The β€˜solid and approachable’ team includes Patricia Fearnley, Graham Bell and Fiona Mills.

The β€˜knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by β€˜astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is β€˜extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.

Madeline Seibert leads Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors’ team, which handles claims and inquests arising from negligence in psychiatric health units.

The β€˜vastly experienced’ Helen Goatley at Barlow Robbins LLP is noted for her β€˜well-tailored’ advice. Caroline Flashman β€˜goes that extra mile for her clients’.

Irwin Mitchell’s team was bolstered by its merger with Thomas Eggar LLP and the recruitment of Justine Spencer, who specialises in birth injury cases, from Penningtons Manches LLP.

At Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP the β€˜excellent’ Melanie Minter is praised for her expertise in birth injury claims, particularly concerning cerebral palsy.

Nicola Mooney and Shurouk Al-Sabbagh at McMillan Williams are renowned for their experience in surgical, obstetric and paediatric injury cases. Jacqui Hayat joined the team from Slater and Gordon.

Thompson Smith and Puxon’s team is led by Julian Wilson. Its offering includes managing claims and inquests against psychiatric health practitioners and institutions.

At Trethowans LLPClare Carter has a β€˜sharp legal mind’ and is noted for her β€˜meticulous’ attention to detail. The team acts against primary care practitioners as well as NHS Trusts.

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