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Kingsley Napley LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Respected team that regularly handles significant high-profile cases. Offers a depth of expertise covering numerous types of matters, including brain and spinal cord injury claims. Features a strong bench of highly experienced solicitors. Often called upon to represent clients at inquests following the death of family members. Highly adept at handling birth injury and neonatal claims, with further strength in psychiatric injury matters.

Strengths

Commentators report: "You can be sure that you are working together as a team in the best interests of the client, whether at the advisory stage, in settlement negotiations, or in court."

Interviewees highlight the team's "kindness towards their clients," and add: "They understand exactly what a complex medical situation is about."

Others note: "The team is really well prepared, and the solicitors are confident and well engaged."

Notable practitioners

Laura Sylvester is particularly active in cases involving delays in diagnosis, with additional strength in birth injury claims.
"I was instilled with confidence in her. She is thorough and personable, and made me feel at ease and supported."

Punam Sood assists with a broad range of matters, from acquired brain and spinal injury claims to fatal injury cases involving failings in psychiatric care. She has further experience of wrongful birth claims.
"Punam Sood is focused and determined, but also personable and excellent with clients."

Richard Lodge is particularly adept at handling brain and spinal injury claims arising from birth injuries and delayed diagnosis. He also advises on claims alleging surgical negligence, with notable experience handling complex issues surrounding informed consent.
"He fights hard for his clients and is pragmatic." "Richard Lodge is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and thinks outside the box in order to achieve the best outcome for his clients."

Terrence Donovan has particular experience in spinal and brain injury cases, including those stemming from birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy. He has further expertise in cases relating to delayed diagnosis and mismanagement of treatment, with additional strength handling wrongful birth cases and fatal claims arising from failings in psychiatric care.
"Terrence Donovan has seen it all; he is unflappable and I am always really impressed with the level of detail he picks up. He is excellent."

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Overview

We deal with complex and high value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.  Each case is led by a senior lawyer, and we always develop very strong and supportive relationships with our clients.

We focus on finding solutions which meet the individual needs of our clients, who are often coming to terms with life altering injuries or changes in family circumstances. Although the ultimate aim of any case is a substantial financial settlement, we take great care to make sure that the journey to that settlement is a positive and empowering experience.

Our clients include adults and children who have suffered catastrophic injuries.  Each client is very much an individual, and we have huge experience in tailoring compensation to provide individualised care and support over our clients’ lifetimes.

We are members the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), Headway (the brain injury association), Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Kingsley Napley LLP

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Location

20 Bonhill Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2A 4DN

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Laura Sylvester
Associates to watch
Punam Sood
Star Associates
Richard Lodge
Band 3
Terrence Donovan
Band 1