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Trevor Ward

Partner & Birth Injury Team Leader

Trevor is an incredibly respected and knowledgeable solicitor with almost 40 years’ experience, dealing with complex, catastrophic clinical negligence cases. Throughout his illustrious career, he has recovered multi-million pounds in damages for his clients in various areas of practice. 

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Trevor is the current Chief Assessor for the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and has been for the last 4 years.  Prior to this, Trevor had also been an assessor for the panel since it’s inception in 1994.  In addition, he is also a member and the former Chair of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors) and a fellow of APIL (Association  of Personal Injury Lawyers). 

Trevor has lead on many notable cases, including the PTSD group action against the Ministry of Defence and the Thompstone group of cases on the indexation of periodical payment orders. In his role, he works directly with many of the UK’s leading Counsel and experts. 

Trevor’s caseload ranges from cases valued at over £100,000 to over £23 million, cases that have seen him act in birth injury mediations and achieve many lifechanging settlements for vulnerable 
individuals and their families.  

In addition to his individual achievements, Trevor and his team won Case of the Year award at the Person Injury Awards in 2023 for a birth injury liability trial.  


Client Feedback

“Little did I realise when I searched online for someone to take on my case, that I had found the very best.”

“He has an unrivalled depth and breadth of experience in clinical negligence work.”

“His assessment of cases is scrupulous and his judgement on both merits and evidence is first-class”


Notable Settled Cases

Astley v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2023

Liability birth injury trial. This case won the prestigious Case of the Year award at the 2023 National Personal Injury Awards.

ABX v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Acting on behalf of a family involving a birth injury case which began in 2012. The case is ongoing and trial is listed for 2023.

ABX v Bristol & Weston at University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A highly complex birth injury case, acting for a family. Achieved settlement approval for £15M following High Court mediation.

Saeed v GP 

£10.5 M settlement for meningitis claim.

Accreditations

  • Executive Committee Member of SCIL
  • Trevor was present at the formation of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) over twenty years ago and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL).
  • A ‘Fellow of APIL’ and an active participant in SCIL meetings for Fletchers
  • Chief Assessor for the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Specialist panel member for Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA)
  • A continuing member and former Chair of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors)
  • Partner

Special Interests

Qualifications

  • Law Degree BA (Hons)
  • Maxwell Law Prize