Medical negligence claims

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Bullet point icon Over 100 years of combined medical negligence experience

Bullet point icon Top Tier ranked medical negligence department

Bullet point icon Independently accredited by The Law Society, APIL and AvMA

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Bath based dedicated medical negligence department, ranked as leaders in our field

Chambers 2015: “They’re very active and forward-looking in terms of the way they’re moving the practice along.”

Our highly successful team are here to ensure that you receive the best advice and support throughout your claim for compensation.

A local team of specialist medical negligence solicitors that’s on your side, every step of the way

Royds Withy King is a Band 1 listed firm of medical negligence solicitors, based in Bath, Swindon, Oxford and London; we are independently ranked as leaders in our field of law. We only act in negligence cases for individual patients or their family members in legal actions against GP’s, Hospital Trusts or private consultants.

We work closely with independent medical experts on your behalf to ensure your claim is fully investigated and progressed as carefully as possible. In addition we work in dedicated teams to allow your claim to be pursued as efficiently and as swiftly as possible.

Our lawyers secure compensation totalling millions of pounds every year for our clients and we are relentless in our efforts to achieve compensation for our clients .

Expertise in many types of negligence claims

Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors have an exhaustive experience of medical negligence claims including:


Read why accreditation matters when choosing a medical negligence solicitor

The way they handled my cases was exemplary throughout. They showed tact and empathy at all times but particularly when discussions and questions turned on emotionally sensitive areas.
Royds Withy King client


The first step is to write formally to the medic responsible for your care explaining that you wish to make a complaint. In your letter set out the series of events in writing and in chronological order; be very clear and concise, get to the point and don’t waffle. Then list your concerns and questions about your care and explain why you feel the care received was sub standard.


Ensure you are writing to the person responsible for dealing with complaints and seek for them to acknowledge your letter within 2 weeks and ask when the full reply will be sent.

The length of any claim will depend on the nature and complexity of your case. Generally speaking the more complex and valuable a case, the longer it will take to conclude. It will also depend on the actions of the Defendant Doctor or Hospital Trust; sometimes they admit liability early, but frequently liability or the value of the case is vigorously fought, adding a lot of extra time. On average a case will take around 2 years to settle.

You may have the benefit of a legal expenses insurance policy and it is always important that you check whether you hold this.


In cases involving a child who suffered a neurological injury within the first 6 weeks of life legal aid (public funding) via the legal aid agency is still available to fund the investigation into the case.


If neither of the above are applicable to you then we can assess if your case can be funded by way of a “no win, no fee” agreement.


We will fully advise you on your options when you contact our specialist claims handlers.

Withy King’s specialist Bath/Swindon/Oxford/London based team have been independently accredited by external assessors, Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the legal profession, as leaders in our field of law.


There are two main independent organisations which give accreditation to clinical negligence lawyers – the Law Society, and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA).
In order to be on the panel of either the Law Society or AvMA, lawyers need to prove that they have successfully conducted a high number of clinical negligence cases successfully, and understand the medical and legal issues involved. The application process is rigorous, and members are re-accredited every 5 years to ensure that their skills have not grown “rusty”.


The Clinical Negligence Team has 7 such panel memberships, and is therefore accredited to a very high level indeed.


We always ensure that you have the most experienced solicitor for your type of injury and that you will be extremely well cared for during the course of your claim.

Contact us to find out how our team of experts can help with your medical negligence claim.