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Trethowans LLP

THE PAVILION, BOTLEIGH GRANGE BUSINESS PARK, HEDGE END, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 2AF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 023 8032 1000
Fax:
Fax 023 8032 1001
DX:
154120 SOUTHAMPTON 48
Email:
Web:
www.trethowans.com
Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton

Gavin Lane

Tel:
Work 023 8082 0535
Email:
Trethowans LLP

Work Department

Personal injury team.

Position

Gavin is a partner in the personal injury team. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1991 he has specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence cases (though early in his career he did have some defendant experience) and brings experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to his work. Having first joined the firm in 1997 and rejoined (after a brief spell away) in 2003 he became a partner in 2007. Gavin specialises in a wide variety of personal injury and clinical negligence claims but particularly in catastrophic injury cases including brain injury, spinal injury, amputee cases and claimants suffering multiple fractures. He deals with complex employers liability cases and asbestos related disease cases. He has a reputation as somebody who will go the extra mile and fight and chase hard on behalf of his clients. The fact that a large proportion of his cases are referred to him by solicitors from other firms is testament to his knowledge and expertise. As well as being committed to ensuring maximum compensation, Gavin is committed to working to ensure that his clients get the best rehabilitation possible, to ensure a good quality of life. Chambers independent directory describes Gavin as “praised by sources for his ‘thorough, professional, personable’ approach and is described as a lawyer who is ‘not easily deflected from his objectives’. He handles employers’ liability, RTAs and catastrophic injury cases, and is also known for his expertise in the field of asbestos-related disease”. Specialist areas: head injuries; injuries at birth; medical negligence; asbestos related claims; spinal injuries; amputee cases.

Career

Trained University of East Anglia, Norwich, College of Law, Guildford, Blake Lapthorn, Portsmouth and Southampton; qualified 1991; partner Trethowans 2007.


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 ‘indomitable, very experienced, fiercely clever and realistic to boot’. 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 ‘experience, common sense and good client care’, he deals with catastrophic injury cases and negligence cases such as birth injuries. Partner Gavin Lane has ‘very considerable clinical negligence experience’ and ‘the ability to find the right expert witness’. He also deals with catastrophic injury cases such as head injuries, spinal injuries and amputation cases.

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Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Trethowans LLP specialises in complex high-value catastrophic injury cases such as head and spinal injury, orthopaedic injury and multiple injury claims. It deals with accidents at work, occupiers' liability, fatal accidents, public liability, industrial disease claims and road traffic accidents. Gavin Lane heads the team and specialises in employer’s liability cases and asbestos-related claims; he has ‘huge experience and technical expertise’. Partner Chris Whitely specialises in catastrophic injury cases and is ‘very experienced’ with ‘a reassuring gravitas’. Workplace injury specialist Rhiannon Daniel is ‘outstandingly good’ and ‘committed to achieving the best for clients’.

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