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Clinical Negligence

Putting it right



What is involved?

An injury caused by medical or clinical negligence can have a serious impact on your life and the life of your family. The last thing you expect when visiting your hospital or health practice is to suffer an injury, misdiagnosis or mistake. If you are given negligent medical treatment by a doctor or health professional, you have the right to recompense.

Compensation could include replacing your lost earnings, or providing care or additional medical treatment. If the worst does happen, you’ll want to confide in an expert you can trust. You can rely on us to provide the support and advice you need at a very difficult time. We understand that every case is different and we have been successful in working with many clients in various circumstances to bring them the maximum compensation they deserve.

Why choose Freeths?

  • Our experienced team have advised clients on clinical negligence claims for over 20 years and we have a national reputation and have many successful claims every year
  • You will find our clinical negligence lawyers friendly, sympathetic and approachable
  • You can choose the best way to fund your claim, including insurance and conditional fee arrangements (“no win – no fee”)
  • Our caring, considerate lawyers will listen to your needs and explain the process in plain English

Clinical Negligence Blog

Our specialists work exclusively in this field, having developed vast knowledge and experience in clinical negligence claims.

This means we can handle your claim in a sensitive manner, providing tailored legal advice to suit your specific needs. We will work tirelessly to provide you with the compensation you deserve to allow your life, and that of your family, to be as comfortable as possible.

Over the years we have dealt with a wide range of medical negligence claims specialising in birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, and in spinal or brain injuries, including cauda equina. Should you need assistance with inquests and claims, where someone has died as a result of substandard medical care, we can also help. Follow our Clinical Negligence blog here to find out more about us and the work we do.

  • Lawyers accredited by the Law Society as clinical negligence specialists.
  • Members of the Action against Medical Accidents Panel (AvMA)
  • Members of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
  • Members of the Brain Injury Group – a specialist network of brain injury solicitors and support services for brain injury survivors and their families

Legal 500, 2020 Top Tier Firm Freeths LLP  Headway Head Injury Solicitor 2020   Headway Corporate Member 2020

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"It is mindful of its duties to all parties in its approach to litigation and puts its client’s interests before its own costs. I believe that this is due to confident and highly competent input from senior lawyers across its cases so that there is a consistent quality of work."

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)


"Freeths LLP is a 'regional leader', where the team demonstrates 'consummate skill, client care and relentless attention to detail', placing it 'head and shoulders' above competitors. With 'unrivalled' experience, Jane Williams is 'feared by opponents and loved by clients' in high-value surgical and birth claims, and the 'fantastic' Karen Reynolds specialises in obstetrics, gynaecology and severe birth injury cases and is praised as 'down to earth, highly intelligent and willing to goes the extra mile'."

(The Legal 500, 2017)


"All the people concerned - from the reception desk upwards - I found to be approachable, helpful and cheerful. They made me feel at ease."


"Carolyn was amazing from start to finish. Carolyn was very supportive and professional throughout my case. I would definitely recommend Carolyn and Freeths."


"Freeths LLP ‘simply exceptional’ team is ‘highly professional and knowledgeable’ and ‘has a top reputation for brain injury litigation."

(The Legal 500, 2019)


"The clinical negligence practice at Freeths LLP consists of 'high-quality advisers' handling high-value brain, birth, cerebral palsy, obstetric and orthopaedic cases, as well as matters concerning stillbirth and neonatal death."

(The Legal 500, 2019)


Sources describe Freeths as "a very ably led team that handles cases at the highest level of complexity successfully." Interviewees deem the lawyers to be "extremely well organised, tenacious and well co-ordinated" when it comes to tackling clinical negligence claims.

(Chambers & Partners, 2019)


"Freeths is a wonderful firm to work with. The firm has strength in depth, with a first-rate team handling the most catastrophic claims with compassion, knowledge, pragmatism, and humanity. They are all you could want if you were a client at your most vulnerable."

(The Legal 500, 2020)


"The team as a whole is extremely efficient, proactive and knowledgeable, and they have plenty of resources to call upon when necessary." The team is "calm and very good at providing all the information to help make an informed decision." A client notes: "They are thorough and understanding of our situation and emotions."

(Chambers & Partners, 2020)


One client praises the firm's "outstanding" service, saying: "They were professional at all times, knowledgeable, courteous, kind and efficient." Another client says: "Freeths provided me with excellent service which led to a positive outcome under very difficult circumstances."

(Chambers & Partners, 2020)

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‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

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