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Clarke Willmott receives glowing report from respected independent guide

This week has seen the release of the latest decision of the respected independent guide to the legal profession for our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence departments – Chambers & Partners 2017.

The guide is published after extensive research to identify leaders in their fields – and the Clarke Willmott Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams have received high praise for their technical skills and client care.

Bristol personal injury and clinical negligence rankings

In the South West, the guide notes that contributors said:-

They’re fabulous. They’re very professional but also very personable and responsive”.

Individuals in the Bristol office team were singled out for particular praise. Our head of department, Martin Pettingell is amongst the top rated lawyers in the region, being ranked in the prestigious band 1 and the guide notes “he’s very compassionate and relates really well to his clients” and he is recognised for his experience in child and adolescent brain injury claims.

Kerry Fifield, who leads our clinical negligence lawyers is recognised for her experience in birth injury claims and one client said “She went the extra mile. She was always keeping in contact and keeping me up to date”

One of our experts in brain injury and amputation claims, Stephen Trump, “provides a very good service to his clients” and he “knows both the law and the practice, and everything about it”

The strength in depth of the clinical negligence team is further seen with Marguarita Tyne being noted for her experience in brain injury claims, and niche expertise on injuries based on childhood meningitis.

Taunton personal injury and clinical negligence rankings

Our Taunton office is seen as a standout law firm in Somerset, ranking in Band 1 for both claimant personal injury claims and clinical negligence. Both Chris Thorne and Lee Hart also achieve the prestigious Band 1 category in their own right. The Taunton team are said to be “Very professional, client-centred approach”

The guide says Chris is “very thoughtful and rigorous in detail and an impressive individual who puts a lot of store in client care” whilst Lee is said to be “very supportive of our clients”.

Birmingham personal injury and clinical negligence rankings

The expertise of the Birmingham office  serious injury team is recognised by Philip Edwards being ranked highly as a Band 1 lawyer in his field. People who responded to the research described Phil as having “exceptionally good skills and attention to detail” and he is a  “very experienced and technically very capable lawyer.”

Head of Department, Martin Pettingell, in responding to the publication of the guide said:-

I am very proud that once again Clarke Willmott has been recognised as leaders in the field of representing seriously injured clients and the victims of clinical negligence. We always strive to put our clients at the centre of what we do, and it is very pleasing to see this client care ethos, as well as our technical abilities as lawyers, has been commented on so widely in the research undertaken by Chambers & Partners.

We have a real strength in depth across our national team, and we will continue to support our clients to the very best of our abilities, and it is pleasing to see that our attitude in that regard has been independently recognised”