A national reputation for excellence, we can offer you high quality specialist advice and assistance with flexible funding arrangements to help you secure a financial settlement arising out of a medical injury.
Clinical negligence involves complex issues of medicine and law and it is essential to ensure that a specialist solicitor handles your claim. At Russell-Cooke, our team of individually accredited lawyers have been securing awards for our clients for many years.
It can be a daunting prospect to pursue a claim against the NHS or a private doctor. A prospect that is made more stressful if you are still suffering the effects of the injury and your livelihood has been affected as a result. Through our long experience of dealing with claims, we know the stresses that are placed upon the victim and the family. We always aim to secure interim payments at the earliest opportunity to help pay for ongoing rehabilitation and to repay the victim and their family for any expenses that they have had to incur as a consequence of the injury.
Clients that have suffered a catastrophic injury tend to remain our clients for some time, as we can advise on a range of additional issues such as wills, trusts, court of protection and conveyancing.
We have specialised teams that can advise on all of these issues thereby ensuring that you receive maximum benefit from your damages.
We work closely with you and your family to assist with your rehabilitation and ongoing care and, if necessary, help appoint a case manager for you.
Once compensation has been finalised you may need advice on how to financially manage large sums of money. We regularly deal with large claims and so are able to provide knowledge and access to appropriate financial advice that you may need.
We have a flexible approach to funding claims. We act for many clients under conditional fee ('no win no fee') agreements, under which solicitors will not generally receive payment of their fees if a claim doesn't succeed. However, under these agreements solicitors are entitled to charge a success fee to clients who win their cases (a percentage of the solicitors' fees, capped at 25% of compensation obtained for pain and suffering and for financial losses up to the date of any trial). However, our team is currently able to offer zero success fees in new personal injury and clinical negligence cases we take on under conditional fee agreements.
Our team includes specialist lawyers who are accredited members of panels including the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA) Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
We have been awarded a civil contract in clinical negligence by the Legal Aid Agency. This allows us to provide civil legal aid and advice across England and Wales.
The Legal 500 (2019) describe the team as having "an excellent track record in handling novel, complex and high-value cases."
"Accomplished team assisting clients with complex and sensitive cases" they are "also experienced in handling a range of complex medical cases involving serious and fatal injuries" Chambers UK (2019).
We are happy to visit clients at home if you are unable to see us at our office and we, of course, have facilities for disabled and wheelchair bound clients.
If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our clinical negligence solicitors on 020 3826 7550 or complete our enquiry form.