LEGAL 500: Injury claims expertise

Bob Allen, associate solicitor, John McQuater, head of litigation and Christopher Noble, head of clinical negligence
Bob Allen, associate solicitor, John McQuater, head of litigation and Christopher Noble, head of clinical negligence
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Irwin Mitchell is ‘one of the best’ and ‘a go-to firm’, for the full range of clinical negligence work, according to the Legal 500.

The Sheffield-based firm specialises in complex, unique cases including spinal injuries, amputations and late cancer diagnoses.

Julianne Moore leads the ‘excellent’ Sheffield practice, and Rachelle Mahapatra heads the ‘outstanding’ team in Leeds.

‘Total professional’ James Drydale leads Taylor & Emmet LLP’s team, which focuses on complex cases. The ‘thoughtful and imaginative’ Paul Fouad is recommended.

Howells in Sheffield, headed by Michelle Gyte, specialises in legal aid work, with niche expertise in prison healthcare, negligence claims arising from walk-in centres and mental health issues.

Christopher Noble leads the team at Atherton Godfrey Solicitors in Doncaster which is part of John McQuater’s litigation department. The team has expertise in birth injury, oncology and misdiagnosis and – in the case of associate solicitor Bob Allen – cerebral palsy cases.

Irwin Mitchell is also highly rated for personal injury work for claimants. The Legal 500 states it is ‘one of the best teams in the country’, with particular expertise in serious injury claims including brain and spinal injury cases. The Sheffield team is led by asbestos expert Adrian Budgen.

Taylor & Emmet LLP’s ‘kind and thoughtful’ team head Jonathan Stittle specialises in high-value, complex cases and is assisted by solicitor John Green, both provide ‘excellent overall service’.

Jack Ferraro heads the team at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, which specialises in road traffic accidents and public, occupier and employer liability matters.

Leanne Keating leads the practice at Bridge McFarland, while associate Debbie Schofield specialises in disease work.

Emsleys Solicitors Limited specialises in complex personal injury claims, with strength in road accidents.