Personal Injury, Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence

Clarke Willmott LLP appoints Chris Thorne as Partner

We are delighted to announce the strengthening of our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence practice with the appointment of Chris Thorne as Partner.

Chris specialises in acting for victims of medical accidents.  He also has extensive experience in dealing with victims of road traffic and work place accidents who have suffered life changing injuries, often brain or spinal cord injuries.  Chris gained worldwide recognition as a leading expert in cryogenics, IVF and male fertility after he represented the claimants in the ground breaking case Yearworth vs North Bristol NHS Trust and victims of Sheffield and Edinburgh sperm destruction incidents.

Chris will be based at Clarke Willmott’s Taunton office where he will work closely with Lee Hart, Partner, in developing the firm’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence practice.

Lee Hart said: “Chris is very well regarded and widely acknowledged as a leader in his field.  His expertise adds strength in depth to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence as we seek to continue to build the practice.”

Chris Thorne said: “I am delighted to be joining Clarke Willmott, which enjoys a strong reputation in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, and look forward to working with Lee and the team.”

Clarke Willmott is ranked in the top tier of firms undertaking personal injury work by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Chris is ranked in Chambers and Partners for clinical negligence and is noted to be “extremely thorough and always on top of the details.”  He is a Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Member, Law Society Personal Injury Panel Member and Regional Co-ordinator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers for Devon and Cornwall.  He is also an APIL accredited Senior Litigator and a Law Society assessor and a Trustee of Headway Devon.