Medical negligence

Top tier Directories listed firm

Clear understanding of the complexities of medical cases

Over 100 years of combined experience

Independently accredited by The Law Society, APIL and AvMA

Dedicated specialist teams seeking justice for our clients

Noted leaders in our field

Medical negligence solicitors who understand what you’re going through

‘Our specialist medical negligence solicitors can advise you on all your options’

If you suffer an injury caused by medical negligence, it can have a devastating impact not just on your own lifestyle, but on your whole family’s way of life too. At what may be a particularly distressing time, you want to be sure you can count on expert help.

Medical negligence claims and compensation handled with understanding and expertise

Making a medical negligence claim can be a daunting process with many questions like how much compensation for medical negligence you might be entitled to.

To be successful, you need professional support and guidance on your side. We can advise you on the best steps to take, what medical negligence compensation amounts you might expect and then help you through the whole process with the aim of obtaining this so you can start to rebuild your life:

  • Understanding your claim

    Our expert team will help you understand what constitutes medical negligence, and whether you can make a claim. We can also explain what level of damages and how much compensation for medical negligence you can expect should your claim be successful. Find out more.

  • How to claim

    Your medical negligence claims and compensation is our priority. As medical negligence solicitors, we’ve been helping clients make successful claims for decades, and pride ourselves on getting to grips with the complex needs of every case to deliver a speedy resolution. You can count on us for specialist knowledge, unparalleled commitment and a down-to-earth approach. Find out more.

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve also included answers to our most commonly asked questions about medical negligence claims as well as information on your funding options.

Otherwise, contact us today to discuss your medical negligence claims and compensation and ask us any questions you may have regarding everything from solicitors to medical negligence compensation amounts.

Our credentials

“A premier Somerset firm with experience of a broad range of high-value matters, including catastrophic birth injury claims. Routinely engaged on cerebral palsy cases and spinal injury claims, and offers expertise in weight loss surgery and dental negligence matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Withy King were caring and understood us. They listened to our concerns and needs, and helped in whichever way they could.” “They are incredibly organised, easy to approach and they have a very supportive team who are incredibly sympathetic.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Simon Elliman (Band 1) oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases. Sources say: “He is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness.” Market observers consider Paul Rumley (Band 1) “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.” He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” Chambers 2017 Somerset

“Highly commended firm with an excellent reputation across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. Routinely acts on catastrophic cases including brain and spinal injury claims. Also noted for its handling of matters arising from amputation, delayed diagnosis and weight loss surgery. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They’ve been amazing. They spoke to me on a level I understood. They are very understanding and compassionate and they advised me well the whole way through.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. “He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and surrounds

“Royds Withy King is a ‘leading firm’ for catastrophic birth injury cases. Key figures include practice head Simon Elliman, who handles dental negligence, cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims; ‘first-rate solicitor’ Paul Rumley; and Kerstin Kubiak, who stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’.” Legal 500 2016 South West 

“The ‘knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by ‘astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.” Legal 500 2016 South East

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I would recommend you to anyone who needs help and advice with medical law as I found you easy to talk to and you went through all the options I could take and nothing was too much trouble.
Royds Withy King client


Withy King’s medical negligence department is a highly focused and dedicated team with in depth knowledge and experience in bringing forward medical negligence cases. We provide a personal approach to each of our cases and our clients comment on our empathy, approachability, availability and supportiveness throughout our cases. There are many firms who put them forward as specialists, but only a few truly are. We have earned our reputation on the basis of the quality of our work.

Each case is different and it isn’t possible to give exact time frames from the outset. The length of the case will depend on the complexity of the investigation required, the number of independent medical experts involved, whether meetings with a barrister are required and how long the Defendant takes to respond to the allegations made. We will keep you fully informed of the progress in your case and the likely overall timescales involved.

Cases can be funded in a variety of ways, the most common now is by a “no win, no fee” agreement, otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. This provides reassurance to our clients that if they are unsuccessful in their case they will not be liable for any legal costs at all. In cases for children who have suffered a neurological injury up to 6 weeks of age, legal aid is still available via the Legal Aid Agency, Withy King hold a franchise from the Agency to undertake legal aid work. Some clients hold the benefit of legal expenses insurance, which will often fund the costs of investigating and litigating a claim.

We are frequently approached by clients who believe that the standard of advice received from their previous solicitors was of a poor standard resulting in an under settlement of their claim. Alternatively an important Court or limitation date may have been missed resulting in the case being statute barred or struck out of Court. We can review the circumstances of your concerns and advise whether we may be able to bring a claim against your former solicitors for negligence.

Contact us now for a no obligation chat and to find out how we can help you seek compensation for medical negligence.