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Shoosmiths LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Top-tier firm with an expanding national team of highly skilled clinical negligence practitioners. Offers specialist advice on the full range of matters including surgical errors and delays in diagnosis and treatment. Regularly assists clients with complex, high-value birth injury and serious brain injury claims as well as cases involving amputation.


One client enthuses: "Its strength lies in the understanding and empathy of its clients' problems and needs, and ability to allay any fears, while remaining realistic and professional."

Notable practitioners

Amy Greaves assists with a range of clinical negligence claims, including birth injury and failures to diagnose. She also represents in inquests.
"Amy Greaves is very knowledgeable and always well prepared. She is also very caring and is brilliant with clients." "She has a real eye for detail. She is very attentive and thorough - nothing slips by her."

Andrea Rusbridge is experienced in missed and delayed diagnoses, negligent surgery and medication related claims.

Kashmir Uppal is experienced in spinal and brain injury claims as well as fatal cases. She is knowledgeable across a variety of claims such as incorrect and delayed treatment, surgical negligence and traumatic childbirth.
"She is excellent with clients, very knowledgeable and a skilled negotiator.""She is responsive and empathetic."

Nicholas Tubb advises clients on clinical negligence claims relating to surgical errors and amputations. He also handles wrongful birth and brain injury claims.
"His knowledge is encyclopaedic and he is an astute tactician."

Phil Barnes 's practice includes advising on negligently performed surgery, delayed diagnosis and psychiatric injuries.
"Phil Barnes is a true master of clinical negligence and a steely negotiator."

Richard Bannister is experienced in breach of duty of care claims involving serious brain damage. He offers further strength handling surgical negligence and fatal accident claims.
"He is an excellent solicitor - enthusiastic and very positive."

Richard Follis is revered for his longstanding expertise in the field of clinical negligence. He is well versed in high-value cases, often involving brain injuries and surgical negligence.

Victoria Blankstone brings to bear her previous experience as a nurse in her negligence practice. She often advises on claims relating to surgical negligence and post-operative care, as well as failure to diagnose claims.
"She is someone you always want in your corner." "She is able to quickly distil cases down to the key issues."

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Our specialist team of medical negligence lawyers have vast experience of handling the full range of medical negligence (sometimes called clinical negligence) cases that arise from care received in the NHS and in the private health care sector.
We care passionately about helping people seriously injured through no fault of their own and helping them to get the justice they deserve.

Our dedicated medical negligence solicitors have helped thousands of people. We work with our clients and their families to ensure they get the answers, compensation and the often life-long support they need.

Medical negligence claims can be fiercely defended, so it's important that your legal team have real expertise in this field. Our senior solicitors have over 175 years’ experience of handling all types of medical negligence claims. So you can be assured that your claim will be handled by one of the leading, specialist clinical negligence law firms in the UK with considerable experience in extremely complex and high profile medical negligence cases.

Do not be concerned about the cost of funding your claim and don't be put off seeking our help. There is a time limit for medical negligence claims, so talk to us as soon as possible. We can advise you, free of charge at first, about all of the options available and find a way of helping you that best suits your individual needs, including No-Win-No-Fee arrangements.


Ardito, Tania

Banga, Sharon

Blankstone, Victoria

Bolaji, Kishma

Burrell, Michael

Burrows, Erica

Follis, Richard

Greaves, Amy

Greaves, Amy

Harper, Sarah

Morjaria, Sumit

Read, Natasha

Rusbridge, Andrea

Rusbridge, Andrea

Sellers, Rebecca

Thomas, Luke

Towler, Simon

Tubb, Nicholas

Uppal, Kashmir

Westood, Pamela

Wright, James

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Shoosmiths LLP


2 Colmore Square

38 Colmore Circus Queensway


West Midlands


B4 6BJ

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Birmingham and surrounds

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

Amy Greaves
Associates to watch
Kashmir Uppal
Band 1
Nicholas Tubb
Band 2
Phil Barnes
Band 1
Richard Bannister
Band 1
Richard Follis
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