Inner Hero banner Image

Oxford Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Experienced specialists helping you claim compensation

Our Expertise

Our Oxford clinical negligence solicitors have over 20 years’ experience of helping people claim compensation. If you have received negligent medical treatment by a health professional or doctor, you have the right to recompense. We are experienced in all areas of clinical negligence, including fatal claims and inquests, delays in cancer diagnosis, accident and emergency claims, and claims against solicitors.

Freeths’ clinical negligence team can also advise on acquired brain injury, cardiac claims, diabetescauda equina, general surgery, GP claimsorthopaedic claims and sepsis. Our caring, considerate lawyers deal with birth injury claims – we can assist with claims involving cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsyperineal tears and gynaecological claims, and stillbirth. We are renowned for having many successful claims every year.

We represent people across the South of England including in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, London and Hampshire, so give our specialist clinical negligence team a call today.

Our process

Freeths’ clinical negligence lawyers understand the impact a medical injury, misdiagnosis or mistake has. They work exclusively in this field and have developed a vast amount of experience. We will work tirelessly with you to provide support and to bring you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Compensation could include replacing lost earnings, or providing additional medical treatment or care. You can trust our specialist team to help get you back on track, using their knowledge to give tailored advice.

Why choose our Oxford Clinical Negligence Solicitors

  • Our specialist team have advised on clinical negligence claims for over 20 years
  • You can rely on our clinical negligence solicitors to be approachable and sympathetic
  • Fund your claim through insurance or conditional fee (no win no fee) arrangements
  • We will listen to your needs and explain complex processes in plain English
  • Our lawyers are rated by legal guides and are members of AvMA and APIL

Key contact

Carolyn Lowe's Profile

Carolyn Lowe

Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence for the South

Oxford Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Submit an enquiry below


Carolyn Lowe, Catherine Bell and Lucy Habgood – Clinical Negligence Solicitors based in Oxford

Carolyn Lowe is a Partner and head of the clinical negligence team in Oxford. She is recognised as a “Leading Individual” in her field by Chambers & Partners and has over 20 years’ experience of bringing clinical negligence claims. Carolyn is praised for her sensitivity and empathy towards clients, helping them to understand the complexities of medical terminology and procedure in what is often a stressful time.

Catherine Bell is a Director with particular expertise in cerebral palsy and complex brain or spinal injury claims. She is a strong negotiator who has been praised for her confidence and conviction in fighting for the best outcome. Catherine is listed as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by the Legal 500. Lucy Habgood is a Senior Associate in the firm’s specialist clinical negligence team, dealing with claims against NHS Trusts and private medical professionals.

Examples of Clinical Negligence cases in Oxford

  • £5 million, comprising of a lump sum together with yearly payments for life, for an 8 year old boy who suffered severe brain damage at birth due to negligent medical care at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. He has cerebral palsy and requires 24 hour care. The monies will go towards his future care and an adapted home.
  • Obtained compensation of £850,000 for a woman who suffered a delay in diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome.
  • A settlement of over £6 million (capitalised) for a boy suffering from severe cerebral palsy as a result of the mismanagement of his mother’s labour.
  • Securing a settlement worth in excess of £23 million (including annual payments) to provide for life-long care, professional deputyship, accommodation, therapies, and support to a young child who suffered global development delay and behavioural difficulties as a result of brain damage due to oxygen deprivation at birth.


  • “I really want to say how fantastic you and your team have been. I have been overwhelmed at times at your kindness and compassion when dealing with...

    Client testimonial

  • “Catherine’s service to us was invaluable, beyond the job description, she was an enormous support and kept us going through the darkest of times…”

    Client testimonial

Get in touch

Contact us today

Whatever your legal needs, our wide ranging expertise is here to support you and your business, so let’s start your legal journey today and get you in touch with the right lawyer to get you started.


Get in touch

For general enquiries, please complete this form and we will direct your message to the most appropriate person.