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Leigh Day

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Superb specialist clinical negligence team with an outstanding reputation for the quality of its advice and client service skills. Offers market-leading expertise on a variety of serious claims including spinal and brain injury cases. Additionally noted for its campaigning on access to justice and patient safety issues. Represents claimants affected by delays in diagnosis or treatment, as well as mishandled surgical procedures. Accomplished practice advising clients in relation to psychiatric injuries.

Strengths

Interviewees report: "They are just a top-class law firm - they all practice to the highest standards. They take on difficult cases and usually win them by their diligence and meticulous approach."

"They are a leading firm in this field and their team is formidable. They have really high-quality work and high-quality people," states one source.

Others describe the team as "committed to fighting hard for their clientele."

Notable practitioners

Henry Dyson focuses his practice on birth injury cases as well as adult brain injury following strokes and surgical negligence. He also advises on fatal claims involving failings in psychiatric care.
"Henry Dyson has very good judgement about cases. He is always on top of the medicine and he is very thorough."

Olive Lewin brings to bear her previous experience as a registered nurse to support clients in a range of matters, with a particular focus on spinal injury cases. She has further experience of handling brain injury and fatal claims, including those arising from obstetric care, anaesthetic errors and delayed diagnosis.
"She genuinely really cares and has a lot of experience and knowledge." "She's a great lawyer."

Sally Jean Nicholes advises on disability and fatality claims surrounding misdiagnosis and negligence in paramedic care. She has further experience handling brain injury cases.
"Her attention to detail and knowledge is impressive; she really understood and empathised with my situation and she achieved an excellent outcome."

Suzanne White offers substantial expertise in claims stemming from obstetric care, including cerebral palsy and maternal injury cases. She has further strength advising on delayed diagnosis matters, drawing on her previous experience as a radiographer.
"She has exceptional judgement and is an incredibly good advocate for her clients."

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Overview

Leigh Day’s clinical negligence department started in 1987 and is one of the country’s most established legal departments dealing with patients who have been injured in a healthcare setting.

The team has been instrumental in the development of the law in medical negligence cases. The department contains 45 legal specialists, many with medical backgrounds. This includes 10 Partners and 17 Solicitors, dealing with some of the most catastrophic injuries on behalf of patients and their families.

The team deal with the trauma of often serious injury through forging deep bonds with their clients and their families, at what for many will be the worst times of their lives.

Leigh Day are not afraid to take on cases that other firms may find difficult. They use their experience and standing to campaign for the rights of the individual to improve patient safety and healthcare and for access to justice. This work includes responding to government consultations on Fixed Recoverable Costs in clinical negligence, the Rapid Resolution Redress Scheme, and to the National Screening Committee on antenatal screening for Group B Streptococcus.

Working closely with APIL and AvMA to ensure patients do not lose access to justice.

Working with and supporting a number of charities and NGOs specialising in healthcare issues.

Leigh Day also represent many bereaved families at inquests, with a dedicated Inquest Partner, and ensure that bereaved family members are supported from the very beginning.

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Leigh Day

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Location

Panagram

27 Goswell Road

London

Greater London

UK

EC1M 7AJ

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant


Henry Dyson
Band 4
Olive Lewin
Band 2
Sally Jean Nicholes
Band 4
Suzanne White
Band 1