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Foot Anstey LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive service with a broad coverage of the South West including Bristol, Plymouth, Truro, Exeter and Taunton. Frequently engaged in maximum severity cases such as those stemming from brain or spinal injuries, while also noted for its work on delayed diagnosis claims and negligent surgery. Further expertise lies in obstetric injury cases, including cerebral palsy, stillbirths and neonatal deaths. Also handles amputation-related cases. Acts on cases involving fatalities. Strong experience representing claimants in group actions. Offers a deep bench of experienced practitioners who possess strong knowledge in complex negligence matters.

Strengths

"They can offer the complete package to their clients and help them through what is a difficult and stressful experience of taking action," says an interviewee.

Notable practitioners

Alex McKnight possesses expertise in matters related to amputations and brain injuries stemming from birth negligence. His practice also encompasses fatality cases."He is pragmatic in getting the desired outcomes for clients," say sources.

Claire Stoneman is a highly regarded clinical negligence practitioner with a solid track record of handling cases relating to stillbirth and neonatal death cases. She also has considerable experience handling claims arising from negligent delivery, as well as delayed diagnosis matters. A source describes her as "very reassuring, clear-thinking and well prepared," adding: "She's able to explain things to her clients that are complex."

Jackie Linehan is noted for her expertise in claims relating to misdiagnosis of cancer and birth injuries, including cerebral palsy. One impressed client remarks: "She really listens to what you have to say and makes you feel at ease with the situation."

Mike Bird is a standout clinical negligence practitioner who is held in high regard for his experience in complex brain injury cases concerning cerebral palsy arising from births, as well as negligent treatment and amputation claims. Also active in investigations and inquests in his role as an assistant coroner in the East Midlands. "He is responsive, articulate and has an excellent grasp of the medical issues," a source says, adding: "He has the ability to explain clearly the legal issues that need to be addressed."

Paul Sankey has notable experience in claims regarding misdiagnosis and surgical negligence. He is also adept at handling spinal injury cases. He is also recognised for his expertise in cases relating to consent. "He has very good judgement and he's very easy to work with," says a source.

Head of the team Robert Antrobus has considerable experience handling obstetric cases involving birth injuries. He also acts on failure and delay in diagnosis claims as well as negligent treatment.

Tim Jones represents clients in claims concerning cerebral palsy, negligence and delay in treatment.

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant Department

Foot Anstey LLP

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Salt Quay House

4 North East Quay

Sutton Harbour

Plymouth

Devon

UK

PL4 0BN

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Bristol and surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Jackie Linehan
Star Associates
Paul Sankey
Band 2
Cornwall

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Alex McKnight
Associates to watch
Mike Bird
Band 1
Plymouth and surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Robert Antrobus
Eminent Practitioners
Somerset

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Claire Stoneman
Band 1