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. 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 financial difficulties and cannot fund the litigation.
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 lawyers peer-reviewed Chambers UK describes us as "astute litigators and thoroughly impressive".
- Partner, Deborah Blythe, is described as a "fantastic advisor with the right mix of compassion and empathy" by Chambers whilst Janice Gardner, partner, is noted for her "success in achieving a £5 million award on behalf of actress Leslie Ash"
- Dominic Fairclough, partner, is regarded as a "good business brain and tactician" in the negotiation of claims. His workload encompasses infection, surgical negligence and fatal claims - Chambers 2015
- Lucy Wilton, senior associate, demonstrates strength and experience in an array of serious and catastrophic personal injury cases. Observers remark that she is "very efficient, detail-oriented" and "technically good" - Chambers 2015
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 feel that you have a claim, please get in contact with us and we will be able to tell you very quickly whether or not you have a claim. We do not charge for an initial consultation.