Clinical Negligence

If you have suffered from a case of Clinical Negligence, our Personal Injury solicitors are on hand to help you seek compensation with your claim. Our lawyers recover over £10 million compensation for our clients each year. We are client focussed and use our skills to obtain the best possible compensation in the shortest possible time.

Chambers (2018) top rank the Personal Injury Team as Band 1, who specialise ‘in high-value claims. Acts for clients who have suffered traumatic and catastrophic injuries, most notably head and spinal injuries. Also offers expertise in industrial disease cases and act for claimants who have suffered life-changing injuries at work.’ Sources say: “The lawyers are down-to-earth, friendly and always develop good relationships with clients and counsel.”

Legal 500 (2016) recommend the ‘modern and progressive’ team at Trethowans LLP, stating they ‘leave no stone unturned’ and ‘achieve tremendous results’. Chris Whiteley ‘cuts through to the bone of a case’ and is recommended alongside Gavin Lane, who has ‘outstanding knowledge of catastrophic work’. Legal 500 also states that Clare Carter ‘fights fiercely for clients’ on birth injury and cerebral palsy claims.


If you have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment, you are entitled to claim compensation. We have won many such cases on behalf of injured patients and helped them rebuild their lives.

We have solicitors who are panel members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme which recognises their expertise in clinical negligence matters. Clare Carter is also a member of the AvMA clinical negligence panel.

We have experience in successfully dealing with a wide range of cases against:

NHS Hospitals
Private Hospitals

Potential claims need careful and detailed investigations. You have to prove that the treatment you received fell below a reasonable standard of care and that this caused you to suffer the injury. Not all unsatisfactory medical outcomes are as a result of negligence. Cases tend to be complex and bring up difficult and sensitive issues. We recognise this and deal with all cases professionally and sympathetically.

We have the specialist expertise to act for clients in these cases and obtain the best possible outcomes.

We have acted for claimants and recovered compensation for them in a wide variety of cases including:

Delayed diagnosis of cancer
Misdiagnosis of cancer
Negligently performed surgery – including general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, spinal injury, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, ear surgery
Brain injury
Delayed diagnosis of ischaemia
Spinal Injury
Misdiagnosis of infection
Administration of the wrong prescription
Negligent dental treatment
Failure to diagnose Crohn’s disease
Failure to diagnose compartment syndrome
Failures in vascular treatment
Gynaecological and obstetric injuries
Cerebral palsy and birth injury cases


From 1st April 2013, following reforms to Legal Aid Funding, we can only apply for funding for you from the Legal Services Commission if you have a clinical negligence case involving neurological injury at birth or within 8 weeks of birth (if you are financially eligible).

We are also able to act for clients on a no win no fee basis (also known as conditional fee agreements). Many of our clients with clinical negligence cases have conditional fee agreements with us. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

Clare Carter


Gavin Lane

Partner and Head of Personal Injury

Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner

Rhiannon Daniel

Senior Associate

James Braund

Senior Associate

John Hall


Tom Hartigan


Frances Gillett


Sarah Mills


Laura Rowe


James Gleisner

Legal Executive

Sarah Khudayir


Katherine Knapman


Adele Martin