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Trethowans LLP

LONDON ROAD, SALISBURY, SP1 3HP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01722 412512
Fax:
Fax 01722 411300
DX:
155560 SALISBURY 7
Email:
Web:
www.trethowans.com

Chris Whiteley

Tel:
Work 01722 426921
Email:
Trethowans LLP

Work Department

Personal injury team.

Position

Chris handles all forms of personal injury claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of an accident and clinical negligence claims for those who have suffered permanent injury or disability arising from failings in medical care. He offers specific expertise in handling catastrophic cases including head, spinal and paralysis injuries. In cases of the utmost severity, Chris acts as Receiver to manage the financial affairs on behalf of those clients who are no longer capable of doing so themselves and works with other professionals to ensure relevant aftercare is in place. His clinical negligence expertise covers birth-related injuries of maximum severity (including cerebral palsy and Erbs Palsy), delayed diagnosis of diseases including cancer, gynaecological, vascular, cardiac, orthopaedic and complications arising from surgical procedures (including stomach and colon operations), which in some cases have led to fatality. He also offers expertise in representation at Inquests. Chris offers complementary expertise in handling a range of commercial litigation matters, including property and contractual disputes and also undertakes Defendant work for an insurance company with clients throughout the UK. Chris also sits on the Firm‚Äôs Management Board. Chris is described in Chambers as a highly experienced practitioner who ‚Äúthinks his way through the details of cases, and meets them with appropriate evidence.‚ÄĚ He heads the team, and handles brain and spinal injury claims. Specialist areas: head and spinal injuries; injuries at birth; medical negligence; general and commercial litigation.

Career

Trained Trethowans; qualified 1994; partner 1997.


South East: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Trethowans LLP's team, which provides an 'excellent' service, is headed by Louise Boyle  and Chris Whiteley, and also Kelvin Farmaner. The group's expertise takes in a diverse range of contractual disputes including recoveries for the NHS, bulk car parking fines, rent arrears and compensation for delayed flights. Clients include various hospital trusts, Amey, the 4com Group and Embark Corporate Services.

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South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

The 'excellent' Trethowans LLP is a 'premiership regional firm' whose 'highly competent litigators deal with high-quality claims of the very severe type', using a 'very client-caring' approach. Typical cases concern birth injuries, stillbirths and neonatal deaths, and gynaecological, paedriatric, spinal, orthopaedic, cardiac and oncological issues, as well as  negligence relating to pharmaceutics, A&E treatments or amputations. The 'knowledgeable, fiercely intelligent and hardworking' Clare Carter leads the team; Gavin Lane, who has 'great attention to detail and the ability to find the right expert witness', and Chris Whiteley, who stands out for his 'common sense and good client care', are also noted.

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Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

'One of the best all-round firms in the South', Trethowans LLP fields a 'top-tier' personal injury practice that is still 'small enough to offer a personal service'. It handles complex head, spinal and orthopaedic injury cases, as well as industrial disease matters and fatal claims resulting from accidents at work, in public places and road traffic. The 'hugely experienced' Gavin Lane leads the team. Partner Chris Whiteley is recommended for his 'experience, common sense and good client care' in employers' liability and asbestos-related claims, while partner Tom Hartigan has 'good specialist knowledge in head and spinal injury matters' and James Braund offers 'broad experience and persistent support'. 'Outstandingly good' solicitor Rhiannon Daniel is 'committed to achieving the best for clients'.

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South West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Trethowans LLP ¬†advises on the full range of clinical negligence work including cerebral palsy, birth injury cases, spinal injury, brain damage, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis negligently performed surgery, and negligently treated medical conditions. It acts against NHS trusts, NHS hospitals, private hospitals, consultants, GPs and dentists, nationally. Partner and head of team Clare Carter¬† is ‚Äėindomitable, very experienced, fiercely clever and realistic to boot‚Äô. She specialises in high-value, complex matters including neonatal, still birth, gynaecological, paediatric, cancer, cardiac, orthopaedic, radiological, surgical, vascular, ophthalmological, pharmaceutical and amputation cases. Partner¬†Chris Whiteley¬† has ‚Äėexperience, common sense and good client care‚Äô, he deals with catastrophic injury cases and negligence cases such as birth injuries. Partner Gavin Lane¬†has ‚Äėvery considerable clinical negligence experience‚Äô and ‚Äėthe ability to find the right expert witness‚Äô. He also deals with catastrophic injury cases such as head injuries, spinal injuries and amputation cases.

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