Clinical Negligence

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Trethowans has a proven track record of clinical negligence work for over 15 years, helping our clients to make claims. We have helped many clients on a no win no fee basis.

If you are thinking about making a clinical negligence claim, it is important that your lawyer is a specialist in this complex field. The legal requirements to prove a clinical negligence claim are tough and it is essential that you have a lawyer who is an expert in this specialist area of law in order to achieve a successful result.

Chambers (2017) top rank the Clinical Negligence Team in Band 1 and praise Clare Carter as a market leader for claims of birth injury and cerebral palsy. Gavin Lane is also recognised for his handling of a broad range of catastrophic injury cases, along with the extremely experienced Chris Whiteley - who has been ranked as an Eminent Practitioner . Legal 500 (2015) also recommend "the team led by Clare Carter, who handles work including birth injury."

The Trethowans clinical negligence team has lawyers who are members of specialist panels confirming their expertise and experience in clinical negligence work.

Action against medical accidents (AVMA) is a charity for patient safety and justice which provides advice and support to people affected by medical accidents and campaigns to promote patient safety. Clare Carter is a member of the AvMA panel of specialist clinical negligence lawyers.

Law Society has a clinical negligence accreditation scheme for those lawyers who have a proven track record in clinical negligence cases and specialist knowledge in this field. Clare Carter and Chris Whiteley are accredited members.

Home and hospital visits

  • We are available to visit you at your home, hospital or a rehabilitation unit
  • We are happy to discuss any potential claim with you on a no obligation basis
  • Call us to discuss your potential claim on: 01722 412512


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

We act for many of our 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.