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committed to injured people
A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

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Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialists

Clinical neglience specialist

APIL has a specialist accreditation for clinical negligence claims. If an APIL member’s profile displays the specialist accreditation logo it shows that they have achieved a particularly high standard of expertise and competence and that they actually specialise in this area of the law. However, due to the specialised nature of this accreditation we may not have a member with specialist accreditation in your area.

Only accredited members appear on the public search facility. If an APIL member's profile does not display the clinical negligence specialist logo they will still be accredited at one of the general levels offered by APIL, having satisfied APIL's specific and extensive criteria by providing evidence of their competency and experience in handling personal injury claims.

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Mr Matthew Heap of CL MEDILAW in Wilmslow
A graduate of the University of York and Chester College of Law, I am a Partner in the clinical negligence and serious injury team at CL Medilaw, a trading name and nationally recognised part of Knights Professional Services Limited. I am accredited by APIL, Headway, The Law Society and the Brain Injury Group. I lead our Wilmslow team with a role that encompasses both extensive High Court litigation and acting as a Court of Protection appointed professional property and affairs deputy. At...
Clinical negligence lawyer Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mrs Rachel Pearce of COODES LLP in Falmouth
I am a medical negligence specialist with my expertise recognised by accreditations with both the Law Society and APIL.  I represent clients in all areas of medical negligence, including surgical error, misdiagnosis and substandard nursing and midwifery cases as well as fatal accidents and preventable suicide cases.  I have particular expertise in acting for people who have suffered brain and birth injuries as well as representing families at Inquests. Memberships &...
Clinical negligence lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mrs Kat May of TAYLOR EMMET LLP in Sheffield
I have been practising in the field of clinical negligence for over 16 years and have gained significant experience and extensive knowledge in that time of all types of case within this area. I have a particular interest in injuries sustained during or shortly after birth, and have represented vulnerable clients in very high value cases of that nature on many occasions, obtaining large compensation payments on their behalf to enable them and their families/carers to access resources otherwise...
Clinical negligence lawyer Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Paul Balen of FREETHS LLP in Nottingham
Paul graduated with a first in law at Peterhouse, Cambridge.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and became a partner in what is now Freeths in 1980. He is now a Consultant. A Past President of both the Nottinghamshire Law and the Nottinghamshire Medico-legal Societies in 2000 he was appointed one of the first three Senior Fellows of the APIL. He  was national secretary and an executive committee member of APIL between 1998 and 2000. He is an accredited APIL clinical...
Clinical negligence lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Fellow
I qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2014. I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team, based in our Newcastle and Leeds offices. Whilst representing clients across both geographic locations, I lead the Newcastle Team.   I'm accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as both a Senior Litigator and Clinical Negligence Specialist. I help people who've been affected by a wide range of issues,...
Clinical negligence lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Philippa heads the Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP Clinical negligence and Personal Injury teams http://www.penningtons.co.uk/people/k-o/philippa-luscombe/ .  She specialises in catastrophic (mainly brain injury) and fatal injury accident claims and a wide range of clinical negligence claims - with a particular focus on cases involving spinal conditions and surgery , brain injury and delayed diagnosis.  She is a Senior Accredited litigator and accredited as a Clinical Negligence...
Clinical negligence lawyer Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ms Catherine Bell of FREETHS OXFORD in Oxford
Catherine is an Director and clinical negligence solicitor at Freeths LLP specialising in cerebral palsy, brain injury and other life changing injury claims. Catherine has a proven track record of achieving great results in high value complex claims including in particular cases involving cerebral palsy, child and adult brain injuries, birth injuries, amputations and vision loss. She is a member of the AVMA panel.
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Patrick Sheridan of MCEVOY SHERIDAN SOLICITORS INCORPORATING SHERIDAN & CO SOLICITORS in Downpatrick
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
APIL accredited senior litigator. Surrey Law Society's Lawyer of the Year 2023. Ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers. I am a solicitor with over 25 years’ experience of acting for injured and bereaved clients. I set up my own firm in June 2021. My clients are at the heart of everything I do. I provide a personal service which is individually tailored to each client’s needs. Unlike most firms, I do not charge my clients and my fees are limited to what I recover from the Defendant....
Personal injury legal practice Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Paul Meehan of O H PARSONS LLP in Slough
Personal injury - Fellow
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All patients are owed a 'duty of care' by their medical practitioner. No medical treatment or surgical procedure can be guaranteed to be 100% effective, but if you suffer an injury due to the negligence of the nurse, doctor or surgeon involved, then you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries suffered.

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