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Clyde & Co LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant

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What the team is known for

A notable team of solicitors well known for its capabilities in various aspects of clinical negligence law. Regularly represents insurers and private healthcare providers, with notable experience in defending individual medical practitioners facing negligence claims. Benefits from the firm's considerable strength in associated areas of law such as insurance and product liability. Regularly acts in brain and spinal injury cases, as well as obstetric claims.

Strengths

The group is described by interviewees as "a very robust firm with excellent knowledge of the law, achieving fantastic results for its clients."

Sources state: "They really do instil a sense of confidence that they are able to handle your matters professionally, they are always on hand to assist and are very responsive. Their advice is always given in a very clear and concise manner."

One impressed client reports: "All of the partners and associates have been excellent."

Notable practitioners

Claire Petts advises on complex breach of duty and causation issues in spinal injury claims, such as cauda equina. She also acts on cases alleging GP and obstetric negligence concerning delays and treatments.
"Sheis impressive - she works very hard and is a force to be reckoned with."

Gemma Brannigan is particulary active in inquests and fatal injury claims concerning negligently performed surgery and mental healthcare. 
"Gemma Brannigan is very helpful, knowledgeable and always very responsive."

Robert Wilson is particularly experienced in psychiatric injury claims, including those arising from missed diagnoses and maternal injury. He offers further strength in ophthalmic and brain injury cases.

Sam Holden has experience across a wide spectrum of issues including surgical error, delayed diagnosis and secondary victim claims, while also representing clients at inquests. He also advises on issues of consent and capacity.
"He is knowledgeable about client concerns and how he can reassure them, and is very experienced."

Vanessa Splaine is experienced in claims involving acquired neurological injury in both adults and children, including those stemming from alleged negligence in obstetric and paramedic care. She also defends clients in fatal claims.
"She is very effective, prepared, has excellent people skills and handles lots of complex cases."

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant

Clyde & Co LLP

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Location

St Botolph Building

138 Houndsditch

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 7AR

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant


Claire Petts
Band 1
Gemma Brannigan
Band 4
Robert Wilson
Band 2
Sam Holden
Star Associates
Vanessa Splaine
Band 2