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What the team is known for Highly regarded team of clinical negligence solicitors, experienced in cases of high value, including neonatal and birth injury claims. Routinely instructed on cerebral palsy and brain injury cases, as well as surgical negligence claims. Assists claimants with complex amputation claims. Also advises on fatal injuries and frequently assists with inquests. Further depth is provided by the presence of solicitors with previous experience in defence work.
Strengths Market commentators note: "They are alert, efficient and have a sensible understanding of the cases."
Work highlights Successfully acted for a child who sustained brain damage due to a failure to prevent prenatal asphyxia, securing lifetime payments up to £17 million.
Melanie Minter is recognised for the depth of her expertise in clinical negligence mandates and is highly adept at advising on failure in diagnosis and birth injury cases. She also handles claims related to amputations. Sources say:"She has a wealth of experience and very sound judgement on both the legal issues and the strategic approach."