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Medical Negligence and Personal Injury team retain Legal 500 Tier 1 ranking

01/10/2021
In the annual directory rankings, the PIMN team retains its top spot based on client and colleague testimonials. Paul McNeil, Jill GreenfieldPeter Williams and Kate Rohde continue to be listed in the Hall of Fame.

Legal 500 2020 Top Tier

Medical Negligence testimonials include:

'Fieldfisher has unparalleled strength and depth in the claimant clinical negligence field. They are titans in the field. Their junior solicitors are given appropriate independence to learn their skills under excellent supervision from the more experienced members of the team. They prepare their cases thoroughly, instruct the best experts and ensure that their clients’ cases are well supported by evidence in order to achieve the best possible results.'

'Samantha Critchley is amazing. She will consistently go that extra mile on each occasion to get the best outcome; surrounding herself with the best experts and team and genuinely caring about her client. She is fully invested in the matter and literally works round the clock. She misses nothing.'

'Paul McNeil is in a class of his own nationally. He is simply the very best. His leadership of the team is exceptional whilst still being responsible for his own cases. He has some of the very best partners in Samantha Critchley and Mark Bowman and Iona Meeres-Young. Samantha is one of the most meticulous, well-prepared and committed litigators in the jurisdiction. Mark is an exceptionally hard-driving and highly, highly able lawyer. Iona is a fantastic litigator – the most complex cases do not seem to trouble her at all and are just dealt with calmly, efficiently and successfully. Jonathan Zimmern is another innovative, intelligent, highly experienced lawyer. They have been joined by Kate Rohde, doyenne of this field. The partners have terrific support from really excellent associates. All firms would covet this team and the sheer ability within it.'

'We could not fault the team at Fieldfisher. They were always someone we could talk to and we were completely informed at every stage of the process. They embraced new IT technologies to help with communication (especially during the pandemic).'

'Deborah Nadel is fantastic – very meticulous and fantastic at covering every aspect of high value difficult cases.'

'There is such strength in depth at all levels. Their case preparation is second to none – exceptionally thorough. They are aggressive but pragmatic in their approach. They use only the best experts. They have an excellent and very caring way with clients.'

Personal Injury summary:

The firm exercises 'remarkable ingenuity' to successfully resolve issues concerning UK citizens both at home and abroad, as well as regularly representing nationals from jurisdictions as varied as Japan, Australia and Hong Kong; the practice also has particular expertise in international plane crashes which occur in Thailand, Nepal, Zambia, Peru and India. Asbestos-related diseases are another core area of focus for the group. 'Simply outstanding' Jill Greenfield oversees the serious injury offering, while renowned practitioner Paul McNeil heads up the personal injury department.

'The most exceptional personal injury team, totally committed, highly efficient, remarkable ingenuity and amazing results in challenging and difficult matters. They should be everybody’s first choice.'

'Peter Williams, Dushal Mehta, and Andrew Morgan are all exceptional. They have handled some of the largest and best-known cases in this field. They are thorough and have excellent client-handling skills. They also have the respect of their opponents, which helps them to achieve the best outcomes for their clients.'

'Jill Greenfield is simply outstanding. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry, but also a very clear communicator. She goes above and beyond time and time again. Jenny Buchanan is also exceptional, and can be described as being “cut from the same cloth” as Jill. Her personal approach to cases is truly infectious.'

'Fieldfisher has the resources and contacts to deal with the most complex of claims. They will not only invest and instruct some of the best experts in the industry, but crucially will listen to the advice and guidance given and consequently build very strong cases.'

'I dealt exclusively with Shaheen Mosquera, who is absolutely phenomenal at what she does. She is an expert with well over ten year's experience – and it shows. It was very easy to develop a great working relationship with Shaheen. She helps you focus on what you can control and somehow makes you feel so much better. An absolute superstar lawyer and I would rate her as certainly one of the very best lawyers that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.'

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