Oliver Thorne has been appointed to the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel
Lawyer and Slee Blackwell partner, Oliver Thorne, has been appointed to the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.
AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) is an independent patient safety charity that was set up in 1982 to provide advice and support to patients and their families who have been affected by a medical accident.
AvMA pioneered the concept of clinical negligence as a separate and specialist area of legal practice. The aim was to ensure that patients could locate and gain access to legal practitioners who were experts in the field of clinical negligence law and who were dedicated to providing a specialist legal service focusing on their client’s needs.
To promote this AvMA established the first accreditation scheme for clinical negligence lawyers in Britain, known as the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.
AvMA demands a high standard of legal service from its panel members, restricting membership of its prestigious panel to legal practitioners who share their aims and objectives on patient safety and justice, and who are prepared to go the extra mile on behalf of their clients.
Being a member of the AvMA Panel is now a quality mark for specialist clinical negligence lawyers who put their clients at the very centre of their practice. Panel members are required to demonstrate that they have a high level of technical expertise in the complex field of clinical negligence law and are dedicated to keeping their training up to date.
“Oliver’s appointment to the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel is a tremendous achievement,” commented partner Lee Dawkins. “Oliver has dedicated his legal career to representing patients who have been let down by our healthcare profession, so I am delighted that his expertise has been recognised in this way. Membership of the AvMA clinical negligence panel is a byword for excellence, so anyone who appoints Oliver to deal with their clinical negligence claim can do so safe in the knowledge that their case is in the hands of a genuine expert.”
Oliver himself added, “It is extremely humbling to know that such a respected independent charity that has done so much to promote justice for victims of medical accidents feels that I have the skills and qualities required to be appointed to their panel.”