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Leicester Clinical Negligence Solicitors

Experienced specialists helping you claim compensation

Our Expertise

Our Leicester clinical negligence solicitors offer over 25 years of experience in helping to bring compensation claims. If you have had negligent medical treatment by a doctor or health professional, it’s your right to claim compensation. We deal with a range of clinical negligence cases, including misdiagnosis of cancer and epilepsy, surgical claims, sepsis, accident and emergency claims, diabetes, and GP claims.

Freeths have a particular specialism in complex birth injury claims. They can carefully advise on cases involving cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, Erb’s palsy, perineal tears and gynaecological claims, and stillbirth. We are renowned for having many successful claims each year, and you can rely on our lawyers to be sensitive and approachable. Our specialist solicitors can also assist with fatal claims and inquests.

If you’re based in Leicestershire, give our clinical negligence team a call today.

Our process

You can rely on Freeths to understand the impact a medical misdiagnosis, mistake or injury has on a person. We work exclusively in clinical negligence, so our team has a wealth of specialist knowledge. By working tirelessly, we can provide you with support and bring you the maximum compensation you need.

Our expert team will help you to get your life back on track and provide you with tailored advice. Compensation may include providing additional treatment or care, or replacing lost earnings.

Why choose our Leicester Clinical Negligence Solicitors

  • Our specialist team have advised on clinical negligence claims for over 25 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
  • We have experience in handling group actions including Leicester Cervical Smear group action, Leicester Epilepsy group action and currently Leicester Maxillofacial group action

Key contact

Jane Williams's Profile

Jane Williams

Partner, Head of Medical Negligence, East Midlands & North East

Leicester Clinical Negligence Solicitors


Jane Williams – Clinical Negligence Solicitors based in Leicester

Jane Williams is a Partner and our Head of Clinical Negligence. She has more than 24 years’ experience of bringing clinical negligence claims, with a focus on maximum severity cases. Jane deals with spinal, neurological and birth injury claims, alongside misdiagnoses of cancer and epilepsy claims. She is renowned for her friendly and sympathetic approach, and is listed as a “Leading Individual” by Chambers & Partners.

Gemma Bedford is a Managing Associate in the team. She deals with all types of cases, but specialises in representing children with cerebral palsy and in representing families in fatal cases involving sepsis. Senior Associate Lucy Habgood is also on hand to cover many aspects of clinical negligence.

Examples of Clinical Negligence cases in Leicester

  • Assisted in successfully achieving settlement prior to trial on behalf of a client whose wife sadly died following a failure in diagnosing cervical cancer. The settlement awarded was £450,000.
  • Achieved a lump sum settlement of £3.5 million for a 40 year old woman who suffered damage during spinal surgery at a private hospital and for all practical purposes became confined to a wheelchair and continued to suffer severe pain.
  • Obtained an out of Court award of £175,000 for a woman whose cervical smear was negligently reported as normal and who had to undergo radical hysterectomy and radiotherapy as a result of developing cervical cancer.


  • “Jane Williams enjoys a formidable reputation as a ‘very influential’ and a ‘dynamic and compassionate’ practitioner who handles ‘high-value and ve...

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  • “Gemma dealt with the day to day running of our cases and she became almost like a friend, having got married and had a baby in the length of time...

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  • “A warm heartfelt thank you for your support, dedication and hard graft over the last 5 years. Your professionalism has assured our daughter got wh...

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