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Hay & Kilner’s clinical negligence expertise gains further recognition

10 Nov 2016

Clare Thompson, a partner within the Clinical Negligence team at Hay & Kilner, has been appointed to the AvMA panel of specialist medical negligence lawyers, on which she joins her colleague, David Bradshaw who heads up the leading Clinical Negligence team. Clare’s appointment to the panel means that Hay & Kilner is the only law firm in the North East with 2 accredited specialists on the panel. This further cements Hay & Kilner’s reputation as the leading clinical negligence team in the region.

AvMA is the UK charity for patient safety and justice and provides advice and support to people affected by medical accidents.

Clare achieved the membership after a rigorous application process in which she provided written evidence of her expertise and attended an interview in London. She is already an accredited member of the Law Society’s clinical negligence panel. AVMA commended Clare on the ‘high standard’ of her application, commenting that this ‘reflected the practice of an experienced clinical negligence specialist’ and ‘demonstrated a strong client focus as well as a good medical knowledge and understanding’.

Clare commented: “I am delighted to have gained AvMA panel membership – my appointment to the panel represents further recognition of the expertise which I have gained over the years in the very specialist field in which I work. I look forward to working with AVMA in their invaluable work in supporting those affected by medical accidents and to continue to develop my skills and knowledge.’’

David Bradshaw, Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence at Hay & Kilner commented:

“The AvMA accreditation is not gained easily; you need a strong track record, experience in high-value cases and the quality of your work is thoroughly and carefully assessed.

Clare’s appointment to the panel demonstrates the strength and depth of our team. It is confirmation we can handle cases sensitively and with unrivalled expertise.”

Hay & Kilner’s Clinical Negligence team is dedicated to helping victims of all types of clinical & medical negligence claims. The leading team is positioned as a top tier firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, both independently researched guides to the legal profession.

Hay & Kilner is one of the region’s leading law firms, offering a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals.

For further information, please contact Clare Thompson, Partner at Hay & Kilner

Call: 0191 232 8345

Email: Clare.Thompson@hay-kilner.co.uk