Senior Partner: Gillian Gadsby
Clinical Negligence: Gillian Gadsby
Founded in 1993, Gadsby Wicks is an Essex-based law practice specialising solely in clinical negligence litigation across the UK. The firm comprises eight solicitors, two in-house expert nurse advisors and a dedicated team of support staff. With 98% of successful cases settled without the need to go to trial, Gadsby Wicks understands that fighting for victims of medical accidents is just as much about getting answers as it is about securing the compensation they deserve.
When a patient’s life is devastated by avoidable harm in healthcare, Gadsby Wicks believes specialist representation is vital in reaching the best possible outcome. They are continually pioneering change in the way people access justice and are at the forefront in finding innovative methods of funding for claimants. With a team that is professional and possessed of an unrivalled breadth of medical and legal knowledge, claimants know they are in safe hands. Each client has a solicitor specially assigned to their case and that solicitor is by the claimant’s side for the duration of a case, forming a strong and trusted relationship over the months or years required to resolve their claim.
When a potential claimant approaches Gadsby Wicks, they always undergo an assessment to determine whether there’s a legitimate claim against a medical professional before a full investigation takes place. All available funding options are discussed and the claimant enters the process of litigation with a full understanding of what to expect. There are no unsubstantiated promises, just a completely transparent and straightforward approach to what is often a very difficult situation.
This ethos of specialist lawyers offering a personal service and using the best form of funding available allows Gadsby Wicks to fulfil the firm’s commitment to providing access to justice for all. They hold the Lexcel, ISO 9001 and Legal Aid Agency Specialist Quality Mark accreditations, and are home to members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Specialist Accreditation Scheme, APIL’s Clinical Negligence Specialist Accreditation Scheme and the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. The team at Gadsby Wicks understands that while mistakes do happen, there are often life-changing repercussions for those who suffer poor outcomes in healthcare and they pride themselves on their sensitive yet effective approach to every case.
Clinical Negligence: 100%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
The firm focuses entirely on clinical negligence on behalf of claimants and is wellknown for its work in this area. It has an impressive track record covering a wide range of clinical negligence claims, from birth injury and nursing care to gynaecological and orthopaedic surgery errors. The firm has extensive experience of highly complex and emotionally challenging cases, such as those involving babies, children, and long-term disability. Its lawyers have been involved in a number of landmark legal cases and consistently recover several million pounds in compensation for clients every year. Gadsby Wicks is committed to providing access to justice and has always been at the forefront in offering alternative litigation funding options.