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McMillan Williams

Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 4

McMillan Williams offers representation to both children and adults in a range of claims involving spinal cord damage, neurological deficit, chronic pain and surgical errors arising from clinical negligence. The London team is headed by Lauren Phillips, who has developed an interest in matters concerning obstetrics, gynaecology and birth injury. Andrew Bentham's expertise spans orthopaedic claims, and he demonstrates particular experience in fatal accident claims and inquests.

Practice head(s):

Lauren Phillips

Other key lawyers:

Personal injury: claimant Tier 5

McMillan Williams acts for individuals in a wide range of injury claims, and is fast building a solid reputation for spinal cord and chronic pain cases. Joanna Bailey, who has a proven track record of acting for those who sustain serious brain injury in road traffic accidents or families suffering bereavement, heads the team. Timothy Pyant's expertise also spans psychiatric injury, including post-traumatic stress.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Bailey

Other key lawyers:

Timothy Pyant; Simon Rooney; Caroline Kempster

Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

The clinical negligence group at McMillan Williams handles a variety of catastrophic claims including spinal and brain injuries. Lauren Phillips, who co-leads the team, has expertise in obstetrics and gynaecology, and practice co-head Nicola Mooney has experience in complex brain injury cases in children. Other core team members include Jacqui Hayat and Andrew Bentham.

Practice head(s):

Lauren Phillips; Nicola Mooney

Other key lawyers:

With over 25 offices across London and the South of England, this company is a respected provider of services for individuals and SMEs. Expertise includes clinical negligence and personal injury, property, family and children, private client work, civil litigation and commercial dispute resolution and crime.

The firm: Established in 1983, with conversion to a limited company ABS in February 2015, McMillan Williams is a successful multi-branch practice with over 500 employees.  Lawyers work collaboratively across departments to provide a full service to clients with easy access to any of its offices. Rooted in the local community with staff fluent in over twenty languages other than English.  MW combines the best of high-street practice with cutting-edge legal expertise of the highest quality and is proud of its rigorous and comprehensive in-house training.  The firm is highly regarded and reviewed by clients, ensuring that it receives a significant volume of referrals and repeat business from satisfied clients in all areas of work.

Types of work undertaken: The large and respected clinical negligence and personal injury departments handle cases ranging from maximum severity to those of moderate financial value while of importance to clients, such as stillbirths. They represent families at inquests and can call on in-house advocates. Many of its senior lawyers are nationally recognised experts with broad experience including catastrophic medical, construction and cycling/RTA claims.

McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited is one of the premier firms handling property work in London and the south-east; a CQS accredited practice offering bespoke conveyancing at reasonable rates, with specialist experience in Islamic home finance products, new build purchases, shared ownership and leasehold enfranchisement law. It also provides practical and cost-effective commercial property services for term and bridging loan agreements, and benefits from a thorough knowledge of the local and national property market and strong links with agents, surveyors and financial institutions.

The well regarded family department (including the Jordan’s Family Law Partner of the Year 2015) emphasises public law as well as private law matters, including collaborative law, and has a qualified mediator. Expert practitioners handle matters relating to children, including care, special guardianship, adoption, abduction and surrogacy as well as cases involving domestic abuse. Acting for parents with learning difficulties and for grandparents, it also advises adoption agencies, advocacy services and other national organisations including Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. Practitioners are active in the Association of Lawyers for Children and in Resolution.

The expanding criminal law department is committed to offering 24-hour and publicly funded services and has highly regarded in-house advocates with higher court rights. The firm is regularly instructed in cases involving the most serious offences including complex frauds. The firm has expanded its specialist extradition team, winning recognition through its cited cases.

The private client department specialises in Court of Protection work with extensive experience of managing the affairs of protected parties with sensitivity and diligence. A full range of tax planning, will preparation (including Islamic wills), estate administration and trust services is provided.

The expanding disputes resolution teams provide specialist expertise in contested probate and estate claims, property-related disputes, civil liberties including actions against the police, insolvency and bankruptcy as well as professional negligence claims.

Other offices: Bath | Bexleyheath | Bognor Regis | Brighton | Chelmsford | Chiswick | Coulsdon | Ealing | Eastbourne | Fulham | Guildford | Herne Hill | Hove | Kingston | Islington | London Bridge | New Addington | Reigate | Sevenoaks | South Croydon | Streatham | Tunbridge Wells | Wallington | Westminster | Wimbledon | Worthing

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior founding partner John McMillan
CEO Dominic Harrison
Number of UK partners : 75
Number of qualified solicitors : 167
Number of fee-earners including trainees and paralegals : 292