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Irwin Mitchell’s ‘efficient’ practice is led by Julianne Moore in Sheffield and the ‘informedRachelle Mahapatra in Leeds. It has particular expertise in birth injury cases.

One of the market leaders’, Lester Morrill Solicitors’ team is led by Susan Bartfield, who specialises in cancer cases, and includes the ‘vastly experienced’ Julia Morrill.

The ‘professional and considerate’ team at Atherton Godfrey Solicitors is led by Christopher Noble and sits within John McQuater’s litigation department. Noble’s expertise covers birth injury claims, general practitioner care and cases involving incorrect treatment in general surgery.

At HLW Keeble Hawson, practice head Janet Baker primarily handles cerebral palsy, amputation, spinal injury and catastrophic injury cases resulting from anaesthetic accidents. Birth injury specialist Georgina Peckett is also recommended.

Mintons’ clients cite the firm’s track record of ‘achieving high-value settlements’ in birth injury claims. The ‘meticulousSimon Minton heads the team, which includes ‘very able’ senior litigator Sahida Patel.

The ‘particularly diligent’ team at Simpson Millar LLP is led by Neil Fearn, who handles cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy claims. The ‘very hardworking’ Lisa Swales was promoted to partner in 2015. Helen Donaghy is now at Graysons Solicitors.

Stewarts Law LLP’s department specialises in catastrophic injury claims and is praised for its willingness to ‘take on hard cases’. ‘Very good tactician and litigatorFrank Pinch specialises in cases involving spinal cord and brain injuries in adults and children.

The ‘extremely well-prepared’ James Drydale leads the ‘thorough and user-friendly’ team at Taylor & Emmet LLP, which includes the ‘personable’ Paul Fouad, whose expertise includes cases involving the delayed diagnosis of cancer, as well as cerebral palsy cases.

Howells’ ‘very good’ team is headed by the ‘vastly experienced’ Michelle Gyte, who handles birth injuries, plastic surgery and fatal accident claims. The ‘extremely efficient’ Tania Harrison has ‘excellent judgement’.

The ‘highly experienced’ practice at Switalskis Solicitors is led by Suzanne Munroe, who ‘has very sound tactical judgement’. The team’s strengths include fatal injury claims, psychiatric claims and birth injuries. Solicitor Sarah Tipton Walker ‘really fights for her clients’.

The ‘very patient’ Terry Regan leads Wake Smith Solicitors Limited’s ‘extremely efficient’ team, which advises on a wide range of matters, including cancer and cosmetic surgery cases.

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