We are delighted to announce that the Freeths Derby and Stoke Clinical Negligence Team, led by Partner Karen Reynolds, has been listed as a Tier 1 firm in the Legal 500 directory for 2021.

Karen, who leads the team, is also on the AvMA and Law Society Clinical Negligence Solicitor panels.

Karen is assisted by her team of legal professionals; Siobhan Genever (Director), Claire Cooper (Associate), Naomi Solomon (Associate) and Lisa Goulding (Trainee Litigation Executive).

The Legal 500 quotes the following testimonials about our work:

A focused, highly experienced team that works to get the best for clients – from inquests through to formulating the claim, negotiating and – ultimately – trial. They are all very tuned in to the sector.’

I have used this firm on 2 occasions and have nothing but praise for the thorough and professional way they handled my claim.’

The Legal 500 directory also refers to two of Karen Reynolds’ high profile cases:

  • Webster v Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    This case related to a birth injury suffered by a child, following mismanagement of their delivery by the treating obstetrician. The decision made by the Court of Appeal emphasised the importance of the judges’ another case called Montgomery. It confirms that patient choice and the decisions which a patient makes in respect of their own body and the risks which they are willing to take are for the patient. It confirms that the role of the medical practitioner is an advisory role and that they must ensure that they discuss all material risks with their patients. This case has been referred to as a “landmark case” and reported in legal press in relation as a key case in respect of consent. It has also been cited in numerous legal updates in the field of Clinical Negligence.

  • Maxillofacial Group action against University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Foundation Trust
    Freeths Derby and Stoke team were the lead solicitors on this group action. This case related to the treatment provided to a large number of patients by Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Roger Bainton.

If you are concerned about any treatment which you or a loved one has received and require an approachable, local, knowledgeable and experienced firm then we may be able to assist you. Please contact our friendly team below:

Karen Reynolds, Partner on 0845 272 5677 or karen.reynolds@freeths.co.uk

Siobhan Genever, Director on 0845 030 5774 or Siobhan.Genever@Freeths.co.uk

Claire Cooper, Associate on 0845 274 6830 or claire.cooper@freeths.co.uk

Naomi Solomon, Associate on 0845 030 5742 or naomi.solomon@freeths.co.uk