Headed by leading clinical negligence partner, Jenny Urwin, the team has years of experience supporting clients and recovering maximum damages in all types of medical negligence cases but with particular expertise in catastrophic, life-changing cases including:
- cerebral palsy
- obstetric mismanagement (for example during labour and delivery)
- brain injury (children and adults)
- spinal injury
- neurological injury
- wrongful birth claims (where children are born with serious congenital or other debilitating conditions)
- fatal claims
- surgical errors
- delay in diagnosing cancer
Key to our work is getting those affected by medical negligence the answers they need and improving patient safety to prevent injuries happening to others.
We pride ourselves on our personal and sensitive approach and always put our clients first. If you would like to discuss a possible claim, please contact a member of the team. We are happy to give free advice over the phone.
Legal 500 says:
'Jenny Urwin is building an impressive team of experienced clinical negligence litigators including Julia Hamilton and Claire Horton. The team promises to make Fieldfisher one of the leading clinical negligence firms in the North of England.'
'Jenny Urwin is lauded by market commentators for her considerable expertise in wrongful birth cases, as well as claims for catastrophic brain injuries suffered due to birth trauma and delays in diagnosis. "No stone is left unturned and her attention to detail is second to none," reveals one client, while another says: "She gives us confidence in what we are doing and guides us through the litigation process."
Chambers & Partners 2020:
'Jenny Urwin, who is tactically astute, tough, efficient and highly professional. Her clients are immensely loyal to her.'
'Julia Hamilton is commended by market sources for her effective approach to claims, with one source describing her as a "charming yet tough litigator." She regularly represents clients in a range of catastrophic injury cases, with a particular focus on birth and brain injuries, including cerebral palsy.
'Claire Horton possesses strong expertise in obstetric and neonatal brain injury cases. One client remarks: "She is enormously dedicated to her clients and she moves cases forward with energy." '
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Awards and recognition
We are recognised in all the leading legal directories and regularly win industry awards for our work with clients.