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Hugh James’ seven-partner team is noted for its strength-in-depth, enabling it to advise on a broad-ranging caseload which includes cerebral palsy, spinal and brain injuries. The ‘First-classStephen Webber heads the team and, as Chairman of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers, has been heavily involved in managing the market’s reaction to the Jackson reforms. The ‘matchlessMari Rosser specialises in child and adult brain cases, and successfully acted in a complex cerebral palsy claim arising out of the negligence of ambulance staff. Andrew Davies is also recommended.

Harding Evans LLPpunches above its weight’ and is ‘capable of running cases from the very small to those of the utmost severity and complexity in the High Court’. The ‘hugely experienced and knowledgeable’ Ken Thomas leads the team, which includes Jane Rogers, who is praised for her ‘excellent tactical acumen’.

Headed by ‘canny operator’ Matthew Owen, JCP Solicitors’ two-partner team provides a comprehensive service to individuals who have suffered a range of injuries, including providing an integrated Court of Protection offering for catastrophic brain injuries. The ‘seasoned and unflappable’ Keith Thomas specialises in severe birth injury cases and is recommended alongside ‘effective and hardworking’ associate Mei Li.

The Welsh clinical negligence department of Slater and Gordon consists of the former Leo Abse & Cohen Lawyers in the south, and the former Walker Smith Way Lawyers in north and mid Wales. Therefore, the firm has the critical mass to carry out the full range of negligence claims, including catastrophic brain and spinal injuries. Out of the firm’s Cardiff office Spencer Collier, Yvonne Agnew and Julia Reynolds are praised for their ‘hardworking and sensible approach’, while ‘excellent’ senior associate Justine Jones represents claimants from the Wrexham office.

At Thompsons Solicitors LLP, the ‘tenacious and hardworking’ Claire Evans is noted for her ‘knowledge of the defendant’s mind, which is extremely helpful in advancing cases’. Cathryn Davies is also a prominent figure in the firm’s Cardiff office and has a strong track record for serious injury work, including cerebral palsy cases.

Geldards LLP is ‘very capable of dealing with complex clinical negligence matters’. Team head Angelina Rigby is a ‘first-rate litigator who deals with complex cases efficiently and effectively’.

At NewLaw Solicitorsseasoned clinical negligence litigator’ Emma Scourfield ‘gets to grips with complex and difficult cases with ease’.

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