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Legal 500: Fieldfisher ranked top-tier for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

07/10/2020
Maintaining its leading status in the annual legal rankings, the London clinical negligence team retains its Tier 1 top spot in The Legal 500 published this month, based on peer and client review.

The 'amazing' team, with  'unparalleled strength and depth acting in the highest value medical malpractice claims both in the UK and internationally' is noted as operating under the 'fantastic leadership' of Paul McNeil (Hall of Fame) with senior partners Samantha Critchley (Leading Individual), 'fantastic' Jane Weakley, Mark Bowman and Jonathan Zimmern (Next Generation Partners) all recommended.

The Manchester medical negligence team (Tier 2) is recommended for its handling of high value and complex medical negligence cases, including birth injury, cerebral palsy, spinal injuries and amputation claims.

Led by Leading Individual Jenny Urwin, the Manchester team 'includes some of the most impressive clin neg practitioners in the North West. They work very hard for their clients and achieve impressive results'.

Testimonials

'Claire Horton is brilliant and has been with us from the start – we didn’t want anyone else to take over my son’s case. She is very understanding, caring and very patient.'

'Bridget Collier – friendly and approachable, sensible and pragmatic, highly skilled.'

'Jenny Urwin is always thoroughly on top of the case and determined to get the best possible result for her client.'

Fieldfisher's 'excellent' experienced Court of Protection team, which focuses on high-value and complex property and affairs deputyships for adults and children all over the country, is recommended for regularly overseeing large packages on diverse matters, 'from multimillion-pound property purchases to dealing with long-term investment of its clients’ damages awards'.

Led by 'warm, knowledgeable, easy to talk to' Anna Bond (Next Generation Partner) who 'always makes time and seems to know all her clients very well, treating them all as individuals' and supported by 'approachable and caring' Robin Tubbs (Rising Star), the team is commended for its attention to detail, efficiency and decisiveness.

Testimonials

'The team has one outstanding attribute, which is the complete concern for and prioritising of the best interests of clients, who are all vulnerable brain-injured individuals. The ethos of doing what is best for the client serves them very well. This commitment, although seen in other companies, is not matched by any that I work with'

'Anna Bond is an experienced property and affairs deputy who is intelligent, practical and kind. She is empathetic and is effective at building a rapport and working with people who have experienced significant trauma. This, as well as her approachability, accessibility, fantastic organisation and excellent judgement, distinguish her from competitors in the field'

'Incredible teamwork that is visible at every level. Robin Tubbs is excellent – extremely responsive, pragmatic and experienced. A pleasure to deal with'

Also maintaining its Tier One hotspot, the 'brilliant' Personal Injury team, led by Star Individual Jill Greenfield, is hailed as 'the top PI team in the country' and as 'extremely strong across the board. Their knowledge and experience is peerless.' Jill is also noted as 'committed to the work and wonderful with clients.'

In addition, Paul McNeil (Star Individual) regularly recovers multimillion-pound damages in severe road traffic accidents. On the industrial disease side, the firm fields asbestos and mesothelioma experts who are 'at the top of their game'; Star Individual Peter Williams is a key practitioner in this area.

Also of note, Dushal Mehta and Jennifer Buchanan recently made partner.

Testimonials

'Jill Greenfield is quite exceptional and runs a brilliant team taking on a range of challenging and interesting cases and getting incredible results.'

'The asbestos team has some standout individuals who are at the top of their game.'

'Keith Barrett and Dushal Mehta have few rivals in the industry for their sheer brilliance in conducting high value and complex litigation.'

'The team is extremely strong across the board. Their knowledge and experience is peerless.'

'Jill Greenfield is an excellent solicitor who is completely committed to the work and wonderful with clients.'

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