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Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors


Our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors are compassionate legal professionals who specialise in securing compensation for the those who have suffered following negligent treatment from a health care provider.

If you wish to complain or seek compensation for an incident involving a breach of duty of care by a medical professional, our highly experienced solicitors will be able advise you in a sensitive and approachable way.

We understand that making seeking compensation can be a difficult and confusing process. That's why we are committed to providing a professional and client-centred service that is warm, friendly, and thorough.

We have years of experience in medical negligence, and we are dedicated to providing the very best advice and support possible to our clients. We understand how important it is to get the right level of compensation, and we will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Our specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors have worked on a wide range of No Win No Fee cases, some of which have resulted in large compensation amounts being recovered, such as £2.5 million for birth-related cerebral palsy and £3.9 million for failing to diagnose meningitis.

If you would like more information about making a medical negligence claim, see our guide, and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and discuss your options with you.

Talking to a solicitor needn’t be a daunting prospect, so please get in touch for a friendly chat about how we can help.


How To Seek Compensation For Medical Negligence

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.

To be successful, your case must meet three criteria:

  1. You must have suffered an injury or illness as a result of the negligence of a medical professional.
  2. The injury or illness must have had a significant impact on your life.
  3. You must have sought legal advice and started court proceedings within three years of discovering that you had been injured as a result of negligence (or five years if the negligent act was committed outside of the UK).

Getting compensated for medical negligence compensation can seem daunting, but our team of experts are here to help guide you through every step of the process. We will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for you and will always keep you updated on progress.

At Lanyon Bowdler, we have a team of friendly, compassionate, Medical Solicitors who are hugely experienced at talking to people and their families who are facing these challenging issues.

How Can Medical Negligence Lawyers Help?

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to seek a compensation. To find out if you are eligible talk to one of our No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors today.

Lanyon Bowdler is a leading law firm in flexible pricing options, and we offer conditional funding arrangements (known as no win-no fee) and public funding agreements, previously Legal Aid.

Your lawyer will help you gather the evidence needed to support your case and will negotiate with the other party (or parties) involved in order to secure the best possible outcome for you.

An alleged case of medical negligence can take time to resolve, so it is important to have patience and allow your lawyer the time they need to build a strong case on your behalf.

The specialist team includes two in-house doctors, so we bring an excellent medical understanding to each case. Lanyon Bowdler is a member of the personal injury solicitors list produced by Headway - the Brain Injury Association - so you can be assured we have considerable expertise in cases involving brain injury.

We are also included on the 2020 approved solicitors list for the Spinal Injury Association and are on the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors Panel. We also have a member of the team recognised by AvMA.

Our Clinical Negligence Solicitors team has been awarded the Specialist Quality Mark, awarded by the Legal Aid Agency, and holds a contract to provide services which are publicly funded (previously known as Legal Aid). This prestigious appointment is a testament to the level of expertise and experience in the team.

The fundamental aim of our work is to get those who have been impacted by medical negligence the answers they need and increase patient safety to prevent injuries from happening to others.

We take great pride in our compassionate and individualised approach; we always put our clients first. If you would like to discuss your case of medical negligence, please contact a member of our team. We are more than happy to provide free legal advice over the phone.


We have covered various topics within our Legal Lounge podcasts, these can be found here, just choose Clinical Negligence in the Area of Law search box. 

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

The majority of the medical negligence cases we handle are done so on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This means that there is no financial risk to you.  Full details will be provided to you during your first appointment.

Should your medical negligence case not be successful, your solicitor will cover all the costs and expenses as the case proceeds. There are no upfront costs for you to be concerned about.

This is a very low-risk proposition for people who believe that they may have been wrongfully injured by a healthcare professional and wish to pursue legal action, with the peace of mind of being financially protected if they are unsuccessful.  Medical negligence cases can take a long time to resolve and incur significant legal expenses in that time.  Conditional fee agreements are there to protect the claimant financially and ensure that funding is not the reason a genuine legal case cannot be brought to the right conclusion.

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, it is important to speak to a specialist solicitor. They will be able to advise you on whether you are eligible to pursue  a No Win No Fee medical negligence claim and will help you through the process every step of the way.

What is required for a successful claim?

When you start the compensation process with Lanyon Bowdler, a member of our team will ask you to gather some supporting evidence for your case.

We will explain what supporting evidence you may need and help you to collect it.  Occasionally you may need to obtain some things yourself, for example, any photographs, letters, receipts, or other records showing the losses you have suffered, and the details of the people involved.

It is usually possible for our team to gather most of the evidence on your behalf.

Supporting evidence will assist your Medical Negligence Solicitor to prove the injuries, pain and suffering you have experienced were due to the negligent care you received, where the responsibility for that lies and that the compensation is fair.

Personal Injury Awards Finalist 2022

We were very proud to be shortlisted for Clinical Negligence Team of the Year.

The Personal Injury Awards is the pinnacle of professional excellence, showcasing the best and brightest law firms, lawyers and service providers that the sector has to offer. The event has been honouring excellence within the personal injury sector for 15 years and it is a superb achievement to be recognised as a finalist. 


The Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

The Medical Negligence department is recognised in Tier One for the West Midlands in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500, which states 'The highly experienced team has substantial expertise in a variety of catastrophic injury cases, also including amputations and fatal claims, and continues its key engagement in a large number of birth injury cases involving the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS trusts.' A testimonial reads: 'This is a very talented team that punches well above its weight in the market. Although it is a regional firm, its work is high quality and on a par with major London players.'

Testimonials from the 2022 directory:

‘Lanyon Bowdler has an exceptional commitment to its clients and to the impact on the wider society of the issues it deals with in the claims, publicly campaigning, raising the profile of concerns relating to local hospitals, and raising money for charities supporting people like its clients’.

'Lanyon Bowdler has a strong team of clinical negligence solicitors who are well led and, in my experience are prepared to go the extra mile for their clients'.

'The lawyers provide a very high quality service when it comes to their clients’ claims – working diligently, tactically and with great empathy – ensuring their clients not only get the maximum compensation but feel supported and prioritised throughout the litigation process’.

'The lawyers work well as a team and have good in-house training. They take on difficult cases and get really good results’.

The Chambers UK guide 2023 ranks the department in Band One for the Midlands, it states 'Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors has an impressive practice group with a growing presence across the West Midlands. The team offers specialist advice across the full gamut of clinical negligence mandates, with particular experience in cases of surgical error, delayed diagnosis and failure to supervise those at risk of suicide. The firm is additionally skilled in cases relating to postsurgical negligence, brain injury and fatal claims.'

The guide also notes the following strengths: 'The team provides very clear and precise advice and guidance. The support from the whole team has been invaluable.” “It’s a super organised, engaging and knowledgeable team.” 

Lanyon Bowdler Clinical Negligence Team Win 'Team of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2018

Lanyon Bowdler won the Clinical Negligence Team of the Year title at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards in Manchester, beating off competition from across the UK.

Kay Kelly, former head and now consultant for the team, said: “This is absolutely wonderful news and is a fitting tribute to the expertise and dedication of our clinical negligence lawyers.

“Clinical negligence is a particularly sensitive area of law which makes a tremendous difference to people’s lives. A successful claim can be vital for the person’s recovery and future quality of life, so to be recognised as being the best team in the country for our work means a great deal.”



The team is both proud and delighted to have won this award.

You can view the highlights from The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018 here.


Civil Legal Advice

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Contact Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence Lawyers Today

If you think you or a family member has received negligent treatment from a hospital, health centre or a medical professional, which has left you or a loved one distressed, in pain, or with additional health problems, then it is likely you are entitled to seek compensation for Medical Negligence.

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our team can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Please call for a friendly, confidential, and compassionate approach to your situation.  There is no obligation or any charges for our initial assessment.

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team.

Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence team is widely acclaimed and recognised as being among the best clinical negligence departments in the country.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading UK full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.

We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely and considerately with you to help find the best outcomes and help to get your life back on track.

If you wish to complain or seek compensation for an incident of medical or clinical negligence, our team of specialists will be able to deal with it in a sensitive and approachable way.

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Find out more about the team and the type of work we do, by clicking on the link opposite and downloading our brochure.


Professional and Organised. My experience of Lanyon Bowdler has been extremely favourable. The solicitors and their secretaries are professional, discreet, friendly and explain everything. They handled my claim with the upmost professionalism and respect and worked hard to gain the best result possible.  

- Lorna, via Review Solicitors

I was very happy that I used Lanyon Bowdler.

- Mr Richard A Cave, Wrexham

Attention to detail at all times, all business carried out directly with one solicitor.

- Mr Ian H Jones, Flint

A complete honest and friendly service from start to finish. Thank you very much. 

- Mr William Peace & Richard Peace, Ludlow

Professional and caring towards clients.

- Mr Nicky John Mullis & Mrs Alison Jane Miles, Shrewsbury

Professional, clear on expectations, prompt on responding to my questions and queries. All paperwork sent promptly and clearly marked when you required my response. 

- Miss Nicola Georgina Foster

Every step of the way you have cared, you have listened, you have supported and you have fought for us. And you have done all this in the most professional and dignified manner. 

- Mr & Mrs XB

'You really cared and wanted the best possible outcome for our son'

- Mr & Mrs Abernethy, Cheshire

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