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Medical Negligence Team

We have one of the largest specialist Medical Negligence legal teams in the UK. With over 400 years combined experience, our dedicated professionals will be with you every step of the way, fighting on your behalf to achieve justice. The team is proud to be a top ranked firm in Chambers & Partners and to be listed in the Legal 500, as well as having an ‘Excellent’ rating on Trustpilot and ‘Platinum Partner’ status with the Spinal Injury Association.

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Adrian Denson

Chief Legal Officer
Medical Negligence, Serious Injury

Adrian joined us in December 2011 as Head of Serious Injury, leading our Serious Personal Injury department, tackling all cases that involve catastrophic, life-changing events for our customers and doing his utmost to get them back on track and rehabilitated into a new (and hopefully just as good) life. In his time at Fletchers, Adrian has seen the Fletchers Serious Injury team grow significantly. Not only has it won many major cases under his tenure but also some major awards too, one example being Outstanding Case of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards. In spring 2017, Adrian was appointed our Chief Legal Officer and now oversees all of our serious injury teams, ensuring our clients are always at the heart of everything we do. Adrian has recently been named one of the Top 10 Leading Individuals in the North West for Personal Injury by the Legal 500 for the second year running and is also recognised by them for his considerable experience in handling cases involving spinal cord injuries. He...

Georgia Briscoe

Director of Medical Negligence
Medical Negligence

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence at Fletchers. She has an impressive wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to dealing with Medical Negligence cases. Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient. Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism....

Peter Rigby

Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury
Medical Negligence

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’s need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes....

Alison Flaherty

Head of Medical Negligence Serious Injury
Medical Negligence

Alison is Head of Medical Negligence Serious Injury and is based in our Southport office. She is a Senior Solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in personal injury and medical negligence. Alison assists with the overall running of the Department and oversees several of the Medical Negligence teams, dealing with a variety of cases from the first call right the way through to Trial....

Jo Thompson

Head of Medical Negligence Serious Injury
Medical Negligence

Johanna is Head of Medical Negligence Serious Injury Manchester and leads a team of lawyers within the Medical Negligence Department. She has over 30 years of experience in the legal sector, much of which is within Medical Negligence. She also has extensive inquest experience and sits part time as an Assistant Coroner....

Bob Coupland

Head of Medical Negligence
Medical Negligence

Bob is one of our Heads of Medical Negligence working in our Manchester office. He originally joined Fletchers as a legal auditor before moving into his present role. Bob has over 18 years’ experience as a solicitor specialising in personal injury and medical negligence and before this was a qualified nurse working in a number of North West A&E departments....

Christian Beadell

Head of Medical Negligence
Medical Negligence

Christian is a senior solicitor at Fletchers and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1997; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West....

Nicola Winslett

Head of Excellence (Medical Negligence)
Medical Negligence

Nicola is responsible for driving the efficient processes of our teams. She provides a bridge of support between our legal and compliance teams; advising on challenging cases and working with the customer team to achieve excellent client care. With 24 years PQE experience, Nicola has dealt with medical negligence and personal injury claims for most of her career. She has experience in transgender surgery cases, death in mental care cases and anaesthetic awareness cases. Nicola is based across both our Southport and Manchester offices....

Tim Moulton & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence, Serious Injury

Led by Tim Moulton, this team has had notable success in Urogynaecology, Cancer and Orthopaedic cases. Christian’s team has particularly good outcomes with claims relating to failed hip, knee and shoulder surgery. Furthermore, the team has developed a strategy for investigating suboptimal implant positioning and prosthetic failure. A recent example includes a claim for a 78-year-old patient who developed complications following a total knee replacement. As a result of the team’s subsequent intervention, the claimant’s standard of living improved despite becoming a wheelchair user. In addition, Christian’s team place a strong focus on advising and promoting effective processes for dealing with complex claims. Such claims include, improper treatment for urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. Above all, clients are supported throughout the entire claim process, beginning to end, with the team striving to ensure a fast and fair settlement....

Francesca Paul & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

This team deals with a diverse range of cases, and has significant experience in managing estate claims on behalf of families of the deceased. The team prides itself on being able to handle complex issues and has had notable success in claims involving delayed cancer diagnosis, failures in cardiac treatment and orthopaedic injuries arising from inadequate care....

Kathryn Sharkey & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

The team is led by Kathryn Sharkey and they have extensive experience of handling claims on behalf of claimants and defendants. The team tackles claims from delays in diagnosis through to more complex claims and has been successful in obtaining damages in excess of £250k. The team is dedicated to obtaining justice and recompense for the injured person and takes great pride in excellent service delivery....

Hannah Luscombe & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Hannah Luscombe, a caring, customer focused team who pride themselves on achieving the best outcome for their clients. This team deals with many highly sensitive cases including terminal cancer and fatal cases, having the knowledge and skills for a successful resolution....

Saima Mazhar & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Saima Mazhar, the team deal with all types of medical negligence cases, differing in quantum value, but ensure that every customer can expect the same level of commitment from the team in seeking to achieve the best possible settlement for them....

Emma Semwayo & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Emma Semwayo and Team 8 have experience in a wide range of Clinical Negligence cases and always aim to deliver the best service possible to their clients. They provide a tailor-made strategy to reach a successful conclusion while maintaining an understanding and empathetic approach to all clients at such a stressful time in their lives. They will fight to achieve the best outcome possible for each person they represent....

Fiona Swarbrick & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Fiona Swarbrick, this team have a wide range of medical negligence knowledge and experience, prioritising the interests of their clients at all times....

Darren Tamplin-Compton & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Darren Tamplin-Compton, this team has had notable successes in orthopaedic, colorectal, hepato-pancreato-biliary and plastic surgery cases. The team prides itself in its strident analytical capabilities and going the extra distance for clients to secure maximum compensation....

Sowmya Jagannath & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Sowmya Jagannath , this team consistently receives high customer praise following conclusion of cases for their determination to pursue and achieve good outcomes for customers. The team members have had success in numerous cases including Opthalmology, Orthopaedic, Vascular and Ectopic pregnancy cases. The team is dedicated to supporting the customer at each stage of the journey, to reach the best possible conclusion....

Sion Wynne & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Siôn Wynne, this team have between them over 50 years’ of experience of successfully pursuing claims on behalf of people injured as a result of all kinds of medical treatment....

Trish Dunn & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Trish Dunn, this team has had success in a range of medical disciplines and prides itself on its ability to be friendly and sympathetic to the client’s needs and getting to the key issues and concluding claims at the earliest opportunity....

Patricia Hitchen & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Patricia Hitchen our team successfully deals with all aspects of medical negligence claims whilst ensuring that our clients receive an excellent service. We also have a specific interest in misdiagnosis of cancer, Orthopaedic and Obstetrics and Gynae cases. We strive to provide excellent client care to ensure the process is conducted fairly, sensitively and with the best resolution for the client....

Julie Garner & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by Julie Garner, this team has extensive experience and technical knowledge, backed by high standards of personal commitment and service. The team deals with high value and complex claims and pride themselves on securing the very best results for their clients, while maintaining the highest level of empathy and client care....

Trevor Ward & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Led by the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Chief Assessor Trevor Ward, the team concentrates on the more complex, high value cases. They handle birth injury and cerebral palsy cases together with high value diabetic, amputation and other serious misdiagnosis cases. Trevor is also and an AVMA accredited practitioner....

Michael Gray & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Michael has worked in the personal injury sector since 2006 and qualified as a solicitor in March 2010. He joined our Medical Negligence Serious Injury team in 2016, bringing a wealth of litigation experience and after helping to establish a new medical negligence team at his previous firm. He has experience in dealing with life changing catastrophic injuries in particular; cauda equina, amputation and fatal accident cases and has recovered millions of pounds in damages for his Clients. Michael prides himself on his relationships with his Clients and he and his team regularly receive excellent client feedback....

Georgina Tither & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Georgina is a solicitor within the department and has worked in clinical negligence for over six years. She has previous experience dealing with cases of the utmost severity including delay in diagnosis of cancer and other significant conditions, surgical errors and mistakes during labour. Within her role Georgina ensures cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner and that our customers receive the highest level of support throughout the entirety of their claim....

Richard Allbeson & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Richard joined Fletchers In March 2017 and is a senior solicitor within the firm working in our Medical Negligence Serious Injury team. He has 30 years’ experience as a high level personal injury lawyer, handling catastrophic brain injury cases as well as other serious injury claims....

Sally Fromont & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

The team, led by Sally Fromont, is very experienced and tackles a full range of claims which include delays in diagnosis and failure to treat conditions which causes the claimant to suffer avoidable harm. The claims differ in respect of the quantum recovered to compensate the claimant for the wrongdoing, but each and every customer is our priority and we deliver the same high level of customer care regardless of the value of the claim. As with all Fletchers teams, we are dedicated to obtaining justice and recompense for the injured person and take great pride in excellent service delivery....

Susan Healey & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Susan is a Team Leader within the Medical Negligence Department; she qualified as a solicitor in 2005, prior to this she had been a nurse. Susan has a great deal of experience in acting for clients in a wide range of medical negligence claims, including surgical errors, delay in diagnosing cancer, orthopaedic injuries, gynaecological and obstetric cases and birth injuries. Her clients have described her as knowledgeable, caring, supportive and easy to talk to....

Bilal Qasim & Team

Team Leader
Medical Negligence

Bilal is an experienced Medical Negligence Solicitor with a demonstrated history of working in the medical and health care industry. He qualified as a lawyer through the well respected University of Law in Manchester. He leads a team in the medical negligence department based in Manchester, dealing with a wide range of case types and injuries ranging from claims against pharmacies through to misdiagnosis claims and claims against GPs....

Medical Negligence law is a complex mix of specialist legal knowledge and expert medical opinion. Dealing with around one in eight medical negligence claims in England & Wales, chances are that our Medical Negligence team have successfully fought a case just like yours. Upon instructing Fletchers, you are given your own dedicated legal team within the department ensuring that your cases is given enough legal resource to fight your case and also ensure we give a truly empathetic, personal service.

We also have a team which is solely dedicated to dealing with the highest severity injuries caused by a medical mistake. Whether its a serious spinal injury or a birth injury such as Cerebral Palsy, this team completely understands the devastation caused by a life changing injury due to Medical Negligence, and will fight tooth and nail to ensure you are able to get back to living the best possible life after injury.

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