We advise non-UK nationals on legal issues involved in bringing claims if they are injured in an accident or through medical treatment whilst visiting the UK. We also provide legal advice to UK nationals who suffer injury whilst abroad.
Personal injury claims
We are experienced in acting for UK nationals in personal injury claims where they have suffered injuries in a road traffic accident or in the course of their employment whilst abroad or in hotel accommodation abroad or during holiday based sporting activities.
Clinical negligence claims
We act for UK and non-UK nationals who have been injured through medical treatment which includes surgery performed either in the UK or abroad.
We have also acted for many clients who have suffered injuries and complications following private cosmetic surgery overseas, and also for those who have had private cosmetic procedures in the UK performed by European Doctors, where we have had to pursue the doctors back to their country of origin.
In addition, we provide assistance and guidance for individuals who have been injured abroad but who are unable to bring a claim in the UK for jurisdictional reasons. In those circumstances we are able to advise and appoint suitable agents (from our international network of experts) to act for the individual in the country where the accident occurred.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme has recently been amended so that all UK citizens who have been affected by terrorist attacks abroad since November 2012 (for example, the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 and in Tunisia in March 2015) are able to bring a claim. We are able to offer a service to clients who require assistance with such claims.
We are an experienced team of lawyers with a national reputation for excellence. The lawyers' peer review Chambers UK describes us as "astute litigators" and "thoroughly impressive". We regularly receive referrals from other law firms and professionals.
Our team includes specialist lawyers who are accredited members of panels including the Law Society Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Panels, Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA) Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
We can offer flexible funding arrangements for clients. The financial strength, size and diversity of the firm means that in certain circumstances we can offer in-house funding for claims which have a strong chance of success but where the client is in difficult financial circumstances.