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South West Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
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The experienced team provides legal advice to clients throughout the UK. They have a wealth of experience across a range of injury types, including cerebral palsy, delayed or misdiagnosis, maximum severity birth injuries, amputations and fatal injuries.

The team are committed and retain a client-centred ethos and have a solid reputation for excellence and investigating cases thoroughly. As a result, they achieve higher settlements for their clients.

A reflection of their specialism and ability to deal with complex cases is evident in many of their lawyers sitting on specialist industry panels such as, the charity for patient safety and justice, the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and AvMA. Head of the team, Richard Harries is an executive committee member of SCIL and heavily involved in forming policy and contributing to the Public Affairs Group for SCIL. 

Despite changes to the legal landscape, the team continue to take on those cases which are of high importance for the public, the health service and individuals concerned.

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant - Bristol and surrounds
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What the team is known for

Outstanding Bristol-based practice with a solid reputation for its range of clinical negligence expertise. Routinely sought out to act on complex catastrophic injury claims. Also handles obstetrics cases, delayed diagnosis of medical conditions and fatal accidents, among other matters. Regularly oversees high-profile inquests.

Strengths

An impressed source states: "The team has real strength in depth which allows it to handle the entire range of clinical negligence cases for claimants," before going on to note that "it is an outstanding firm."

Clients also say that the lawyers are "absolutely first-class, from the very first phone call to the final settlement," adding: "They are up to speed and have the ability to explain to a lay person how it all works - very approachable and communicative."

Notable practitioners

Richard Harries is a highly respected clinical negligence lawyer who possesses considerable experience in birth injury cases.
"He is a recognised leader in the field, intelligent, perceptive and thorough."

Jayshree Nathwani has notable expertise handling brain injuries, obstetric cases and failure in diagnosis claims. She also takes on cases involving fatalities.
"She has very good client care; she is personable and someone you enjoy working with."

Claire Hurrell is noted for her work on claims involving delay in diagnosis and brain damage. She possesses additional experience in birth-related injuries.
"She is very bright and a fierce advocate for her clients." "She is very level-headed and extremely thorough."

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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Richard Harries
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