Medical Negligence Claims

Our medical negligence team, led by accredited AvMA panel lawyer Oliver Thorne, is recommended by The Legal 500. We have also been ranked as the Number 1 Clinical Negligence Solicitors in the UK by independent legal review platform, ReviewSolicitors*.

How we can help you

Our clinical negligence team has been ranked #1 out of 990 clinical negligence solicitor firms in the UK by ReviewSolicitors*.

We represent victims of medical negligence nationwide.

Team leader Oliver Thorne is a member of the accredited AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel and ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Guide.

When selecting a medical negligence lawyer it’s important to establish that they are genuine specialists in this very complex area of law. As AvMA themselves state, “Specialist solicitors are much more likely to accurately assess your chances of success in your claim and give appropriate advice on how to proceed.” So, when you appoint us to deal with your clinical negligence case you can rest assured that your claim is in safe hands.

What makes us different

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to speak to a stranger about a sensitive medical issue. However, we pride ourselves on our compassionate approach. We speak your language and appreciate how stressful and upsetting the process can be.

We work closely with many of the UK’s leading medical negligence barristers and have a strong relationship with some of the country’s finest medical experts, rehabilitation service providers and financial advisors.

We pride ourselves on providing the very best client care, which is reflected in the fact that we have been awarded Lexcel accreditation – the Law Society’s kite mark for excellence in client care.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out all the reviews that have been left for us on the independent ReviewSolicitors website by clicking the widget on the right hand side of this page.

Funding your case

If you are thinking of making a claim, but are unsure whether to go ahead, we will always be happy to provide you with a free case assessment. Just call our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0404 or send details of your case to us at [email protected]

If we feel we can assist with your case we will create an individual action plan and look at the best funding options available to you, including our popular No Win, No Fee scheme. This is backed by one of the country’s leading insurers of clinical negligence claims, which means you can leave us to pursue your case safe in the knowledge that if you claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay legal fees.

We are also able to fund the expenses that can arise during a medical negligence claim, including court fees and medical reports.

Our specialist experience

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in medical negligence law and have recovered millions of pounds for our clients in recent years.

We pursue claims against hospitals, GPs, and all healthcare professions.

Team leader and accredited AvMA panelist Oliver Thorne has acquired a high profile reputation in the field, becoming the ‘go to’ lawyer for many journalists interested in medical negligence issues. He has been involved in campaigns to improve the standards of maternity care and has assisted the BBC with an investigation into maternity deaths at North Devon District Hospital. Among Oliver’s many skills is representing families at inquests.

Caroline Webber-Brown is a partner with expertise in gynaecological, cosmetic surgery and birth injury cases. Caroline is particularly known for her considerable experience in TVT and Rectopexy mesh claims and her meticulous approach to complex cases. Caroline is ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Guide.

The team operates four niche medical negligence websites where you can find lots more useful information. We are one of the country’s leading firms in the field of cosmetic surgery negligence claims and our Cosmetic Surgery Law website contains a huge amount of information and case studies. Our Dental Negligence website offers specialist guidance on dental claims while our Medical Accidents website deals with a broad range of clinical negligence cases. We also have a Birth Injury website dealing specifically with issues that affect mothers and new born babies.

Other members of the clinical negligence team include trainee Legal Executives Penny Beales and Sian O’Neill, litigation assistant Jade Scoble, and paralegal Mia Nicholson.

A track record to be proud of

Our lawyers have recovered compensation for countless clients and you can read our easy-to-follow guide to making a medical negligence claim here.

We have dealt with many high-profile claims, cases that have featured complex issues of law and those which have involved particularly large sums of compensation. Many case studies are featured on this website and you can use the search facility to find one like yours. Here are just a few of our highlights:

* July 2023

The Legal 500

“This is a team which sets a very high bar for client care. They achieve this via clear-eyed empathy, an excellent grasp of the facts and the law in each case, and a truly fearless approach with opponents.”The Legal 500, 2024 edition.

Areas of Specialism:

We have helped clients recover compensation following delays in a cancer diagnosis being made and you will find a number of case studies on this website of claims we have successfully concluded. To find out if you are eligible to claim compensation contact our free medical negligence helpline by phone or email.
Partner Caroline Webber-Brown is an expert in dealing with Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy claims. Caroline is always happy to discuss potential claims on a free of charge basis, so if you would like a confidential chat then give her a call or drop her an email.
We regularly see cases involving the medical mismanagement of diabetes, its complications, and the serious consequences that can follow. This includes cases where medical negligence has led to the need for amputation. If you are concerned that your health may have been affected by mismanagement of your diabetes or any of its complications, we are here to provide free initial guidance on claiming compensation and can usually work on a no win, no fee basis.
Oliver Thorne has been dealing with birth injury claims for many years and has assisted the BBC with an investigation into failings of hospital maternity services. For expert guidance on bringing a legal action for maternity negligence call Oliver on 0333 888 0404 or send an email to us [email protected]
If you need expert legal advice on making a cauda equina claim then contact our experienced team of medical negligence lawyers. We can deal with your cauda equina claim on a No Win, No Fee basis and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us on our freephone number 0333 888 0404 or email [email protected]
Sepsis compensation claims can be made where health care professionals are at fault for not identifying the signs of sepsis early enough and failing to provide the required treatment.The key to making a successful claim is building a legal case to establish that if recommended procedures had been followed the consequences would have been avoidable. By using experienced, specialist medical negligence solicitors you will give yourself the best chance of recovering the compensation you deserve.
Katie Parr specialises in claims against dentists. Katie made legal history by recovering the highest award of compensation. ever reported for a dental negligence claim. She is happy to provide free initial guidance on any potential claim. You can call her on 0333 888 0404 or send her an email at [email protected]
Partner Oliver Thorne has extensive experience of dealing with inquests. He has dealt with a number of high-profile inquests and is skilled in handling the media. We can often assist with an inquest on a no win, no fee basis where a medical negligence claim is likely to be made.

Work with our team:

Oliver Thorne
Oliver is a high profile, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners ranked, clinical negligence lawyer, who has been appointed to the prestigious AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.
Oliver Thorne
Oliver is a high profile, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners ranked, clinical negligence lawyer, who has been appointed to the prestigious AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.