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North West Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Irwin Mitchell

The team continues to specialise in the most complex, varied and high profile cases in and around the region, Obstetric negligence, including serious maternal injuries for postpartum haemorrhage or incontinence problems due to the failure to diagnose third and fourth degree tears appropriately. The team has historically acted in orthopaedics claims against single surgeons, who failed to exercise competent techniques. 

The department is led by 3 partners, all recognised as leaders in Medical Negligence.

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

Market-leading office demonstrating expertise across a wide range of clinical negligence matters. Regularly acts on birth injury claims resulting from negligence in the delivery and neonatal care of babies, delayed diagnosis of cancer matters and brain injury cases. Further experience handling inquests and fatality claims. Also involved in handling psychiatric injury and negligent surgery claims. Additionally well versed in spinal injury claims, including cauda equina syndrome cases.

Strengths

"They have a serious body of capable lawyers who deal with a wide range of personal injury and clinical negligence cases," states one source.

Commentators consider the Irwin Mitchell team to be "really top-class - excellent in strength and depth, very impressive."

An interviewee notes: "They operate to a really high standard and are really well prepared."

Notable practitioners

Jennifer Cawthorne is well versed in brain injuries due to negligent treatment, cerebral palsy birth injuries, spinal cord injuries and fatal claims.
"She is very client-focused and technical in her approach." "Jennifer Cawthorne has decades of experience doing this work and she is excellent."

Lindsay Wise frequently assists with claims relating to delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. She is also well equipped to deal with birth and brain injury cases, as well as high-value fatal claims.
"Hugely experienced, superb technically and hugely empathetic. Clients value having her on their side." "Very experienced, thorough and really committed to her clients."

Kris Inskip assists with complex brain injury claims, misdiagnosis leading to amputation and catastrophic surgical errors. He is also well versed in cerebral palsy birth injury claims.
"He is calm and he has command of complex legal issues." "Approachable and always very supportive."

Dina Lambourne acts on brain damage claims, including cases due to surgical negligence, as well as complex fatal incidents.
"She is hugely knowledgeable on the medical side as well as the very complex legal aspects." "Very experienced, and really committed in her pursuit of a case on behalf of the client."

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Jennifer Cawthorne
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Jennifer Cawthorne
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Lindsay Wise
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Lindsay Wise
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Kris Inskip
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Kris Inskip
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Dina Lambourne
Dina Lambourne
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