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Fletchers Solicitors

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Fletchers Solicitors specialises in serious injury and medical negligence claims, 'bringing a personal and caring element to all cases'. Georgia Briscoe leads the general medical negligence team, while Peter Rigby heads the serious injury team. Key areas of expertise include brain and birth injuries, spinal injuries, amputation, stroke, cauda equina, sepsis and urogynaecology claims. Associate Kate Lozynska is noted for her experience in opthalmic, colorectal and gastrointestinal matters. The personal injury practice focuses on maximum severity claims and has a niche in motorbike accidents, an area in which director Andrew Clark is recommended. Head of multi-track PI Jennifer Nolan handles traumatic brain injury and serious orthopaedic cases.

Practice head(s):

Georgia Briscoe; Peter Rigby; Andrew Clark; Jennifer Nolan

Other key lawyers:

Julia Eyton; Kate Lozynska; Trevor Ward; Caroline Morris; Mike Hagan; Michael Gray; Iain Dodd; Louise Riley


‘Caroline Morris – excellent performer. Outstanding ability to deal with clients and opponents.’

‘Fletchers were recommended to me by a close friend. The team that dealt with my case were very efficient, and extremely helpful.’

‘Julia Eyton is a hugely experienced fee earner handling catastrophic injury cases. Her dogged determination coupled with good humour and an empathetic client manner are the skills that make her stand out.’

‘Mike Hagan, who leads the travel team, is a true rising star in this area. He has a very strong knowledge of the law and is a fearless litigator. He is also pleasure to work with.’

‘Michael Gray is an outstanding solicitor: knowledgeable, a good communicator, hardworking and displays very good judgement in difficult cases.’

‘Kate Lozynska is a rising star and very hardworking.’

‘Trevor Ward – a past master at clinical negligence cases; very experienced, great judgement.’

‘Iain Dodd handles cases of catastrophic injury and high complexity with the skill of a solicitor 10 years more senior.’

Work highlights

  • Secured £3m lump sum for amputee on liability contest matter taken to trial.
  • Secured £5m lump sum and PPO of £125,000.00 pa for young incomplete tetraplegic on liability contested matter.
  • Secured £2.5m damages on a long fought case where liability was disputed by two defendants.
  • Handled a case arising from claimant developing a spinal abscess following discectomy ahead of which she was not adequately screened for MRSA.
  • Secured settlement for £1m for a 27-year-old female who suffered liver cirrhosis following a delay of two years in the identification of a gene mutation and polycythemia vera disorder.

Fletchers Solicitors is a leading national law firm specialising in medical negligence and serious injury cases.

In the last two years the firm has expanded its legal expertise into data breach and diesel emission claims too.

Fletchers is currently ranked in UK’s Top 100 law firms and are acknowledged as a Band 1 law firm – the highest accolade – for both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury law by Chambers and Partners, with various solicitors recognised as Leading Individuals.

With over 30 years’ legal experience, Fletchers believe it is important to break down the barriers of justice, which is why everyone connected to Fletchers use clear and concise language to keep its diverse client base well-informed through the entire legal process.

For more information and to start your claim, head over to: www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk

Medical Negligence / Serious Injury Adrian Densonadriandenson@fs.co.uk01704 515521
Georgia Briscoe  photo Georgia Briscoe Director
Adrian Denson  photo Adrian Denson Chief Legal Officer
Julia Eyton  photo Julia Eyton Head of the Catastrophic Personal Injury Team
Gerard Horton  photo Gerard Horton Solicitor
Caroline Morris  photo Caroline Morris Senior Fee Earner
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Fletchers Solicitors is committed to promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work.

Simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. Fletchers want to create an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential.

Fletchers Solicitors also want to celebrate the fact that everyone is different yet valued and ensure that every team member is treated with dignity and respect.

Fletchers Solicitors believe that;

  • The team should be as diverse as the customers and communities the firm serve
  • Fletchers Solicitors is stronger for having employees from different backgrounds, who bring different perspectives and experiences
  • Fletchers Solicitors is better for having diversity of thought throughout our business, including at Board level
  • Diversity and inclusion are a moral and business imperative. Diverse and inclusive businesses perform better, are more resilient, and are more likely to do the right thing, when it counts

Fletchers Solicitors also believes that everyone, regardless of their background, identity, or circumstances should be able to reach their full potential.

Fletchers Solicitors is committed to holding itself accountable to values and to do this the firm is committed to 5 pillars:

  1. Undertake regular, transparent reporting of the firm’s diversity data
  2. Ensure all our recruitment and people policies are regularly reviewed to ensure they are inclusive, encourage diversity and equity
  3. Set measurable KPIs and goals around diversity and inclusion and commit to improving continuously
  4. Commit to giving an equitable voice to all and ensuring whistleblowing and reporting structures are robust and protected
  5. Commit to ongoing education and learning about diversity and inclusion in all its forms

Fletchers Solicitors also understands that diversity takes many forms, and commit to encouraging programmes across gender, race & ethnicity, social mobility, age & life-stage, LGBTQ+, neurodiversity and ability.

Fletchers Solicitors believes that everyone should feel they belong in the law firm’s family.

Fletchers Solicitors believes every Fletcherian has a stake and a say in diversity and inclusion work, and the first step of the journey will be a series of forums (and anonymous reporting tools) to allow every Fletcherian to be heard, and to feedback on future plans.

By the end of December 2020, Fletchers Solicitors will commit the new principles, policy and reporting tools to the Board and make them operational by January 2021.

This timescale will be kept under review by the Board, as will progress towards the creation of the new principles, policy and reporting tool, to ensure that they will be delivered on time. Diversity & Inclusion will remain a standing item for the Board’s People Committee, which will receive a report on operational progress at each meeting. As a key strand of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, delivery responsibility will be shared by the Director of Strategy, Customer & Marketing and the Director of People, with the CSR Manager having operational responsibility.

CLIENT: Raymond Chandler
TESTIMONIAL: My case handler is Aimee Ratcliffe and I am so glad with how well we get along. She understands me too, I don’t always like reading long emails because of my dyslexia and countless amount of times she has sent me a email and I’ve then rung her to get her to explain it to me. Definitely makes it easier for me.

CLIENT: JL (anonymity order in place)
TESTIMONIAL: I can’t stress enough the professionalism the whole team showed when dealing with my mum’s claim. I am over the moon with the help, support and guidance in what Fletchers provided to me and my family. A really good relationship was built over the 4 years and I’m sure will continue while working with the Court of Protection team who again can’t be any more helpful in providing their support and knowledge. I will personally like to thank Caroline & Claire who I have had the most communication within the team and show my appreciation for everything they have done.

CLIENT: James Thornhill
TESTIMONIAL: I can’t thank Julia Eyton and her team enough for what they have done and the result they achieved for me has been life changing. From the outset they have kept me fully up to date with every aspect of my case. They ensured that I got the best rehabilitation possible. The care I have received from the experts they sent me to has been unbelievable, I can’t thank Fletchers enough. Finally I would like to mention the barrister they appointed for me Andrew Ritchie, he has been amazing for me and has financially secured me and my family’s future.

CLIENT: Harold Davies
TESTIMONIAL: I really appreciate all the help that I have received throughout this case. Fletchers Solicitors have been fundamental in my recovery after my accident. The counselling and physio sessions proved to be a great help.

CLIENT: Konrad Zajac
TESTIMONIAL: Gerard Horton and Gemma Roberts are doing an amazing job. I was surprised how well they understand what has happened to me as a result of my motorcycle accident. Sometimes they understood it better than me, probably because I just couldn’t accept the way I am since the accident. Every conversation is at a top professional level, simplified or explained. I always get updates, so I am aware of every stage. Due to my memory problems I receive reminders if I forget something. I couldn’t get any better support than the one I am getting from Gerard Horton and Gemma!

CLIENT: Gracie Sumner
TESTIMONIAL: Hannah was very helpful and patient handling the case. She always went above and beyond to answer my queries. She always listened to my concerns and responded in a timely manner. She understood the importance of the claim needing to include an award for the emotional impact caused to Gracie. Thanks for your support and navigation through this case so far. I wish Hannah and the team continued success in the future.

CLIENT: Tracy Dawn Clough
TESTIMONIAL: I am very thankful to all who were involved with my case, Emma Sharples, Iain Dodd, Richard Allbeson, Especially Daniel Finney, from the day he took over my case he made me feel like a person and not a statistic, he was easy to talk to, to let him know exactly how I felt, even through tears at times. He was always empathetic and listened, reassured me even when I had teary moments. Thank you all for fighting my corner and winning.

CLIENT: Dr Mark Chandley
TESTIMONIAL: I am aware I scored your service highly. I am constantly struck by the high emotional intelligence of your staff, the competence of my case worker, the eloquent way in which he operates and the gracious manner in which I am treated. Thank you.

CLIENT: Oliver Thomas Johnston
TESTIMONIAL: Stephanie, my case handler was fantastic throughout, and I could not be happier with how the case has been dealt with. The advice I received was great. Stephanie also kept me in the loop on timings at all times. She even informed me when she was on annual leave, and therefore out of the office and for me to expect a delay in response. This was fantastic, as one of the key things in ensuring a case is being dealt with is being kept in the loop on what’s going on (in my personal opinion!) – this was certainly the case. Huge thanks, please do ensure to share this with Stephanie.

CLIENT: Alexandra Holden
TESTIMONIAL: Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fletchers, impressed by their professionalism, knowledge and helpfulness, very impressed with the medical experts. I would like to thank everyone involved in my successful outcome!

CLIENT: Charles McNorton
TESTIMONIAL: I would like to thank Juliette Griffiths, Francesca Paul and Andrew Hesketh for their help and support over the past two years. Each has been professional and thoughtful in the way they have dealt with me. Throughout communications have been timely and left me feeling totally involved and informed in the process. Also they dealt with me in a sympathetic and empathetic manner and at the same time made sure I understood the reasons behind the processes involved. All in all, a service which will be a pleasure to recommend.

CLIENT: Sundeep Kaur
TESTIMONIAL: Katy Link and team were exceptional in handling my case. At all times I received a very professional, prompt and compassionate service and I am so grateful and pleased I had Katy acting on my behalf. I absolutely would not hesitate in recommending Katy and the team at Fletchers Solicitors. I have no doubt future clients who require their services will not be disappointed and will walk away like I did, knowing they fought my corner with superb professionalism and did not leave any stone unturned. Thank you to Katy from the bottom of my heart.

CLIENT: Elizabeth Sarah Webb
TESTIMONIAL: Francesca Paul was brilliant – I am truly appreciative of her empathy which made a difficult situation so much better. I felt that things were extremely well signposted the whole way and everything dealt with very efficiently and with the utmost professionalism. I feel very fortunate to have had Francesca look after my case.

CLIENT: Elaine Catherine McGowan
TESTIMONIAL: I gave a 10 as there was no score 11 for over and above!! Jennifer Corcoran completely surpassed any expectations I had, in the way she fought my corner, and got results even when the case seemed hopeless. Would highly recommend her to anyone and thank you so much for supporting me throughout.

CLIENT: Sehrush Suqleen Butt
TESTIMONIAL: I wouldn’t think about going through a case like this with anybody else. Fletchers made sure they got opinions of other professionals in order to back my case even more, showing they really cared about my case and supported my decisions. Thank you very much for handling my case in the best way that you could.