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Hay & Kilner is one of the leading medical negligence law firms in the North East of England. We are dedicated to helping victims of all types of clinical, dental, and medical negligence claims. We provide a high-quality service and represent clients in all areas of the region including Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, South Shields, Sunderland, County Durham, Teesside, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, and Berwick.

For over 25 years, we have been positioned as a top-tier firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, both independently researched guides to the legal profession.

What is medical negligence?

Medical negligence means you have been injured or otherwise negatively impacted as a result of negligent medical care. If this happens to you, you are entitled to take legal action for compensation. In this instance, seeking the help of a medical negligence law firm like Hay & Kilner is the best course of action.

How can I claim for medical negligence?

The first step in claiming compensation for clinical, dental, or medical negligence is by talking to a specialist medical negligence law firm such as Hay & Kilner. The firm’s solicitors will be able to give you an estimation of how long your claim could take and provide an estimate of how much you could be entitled to.

Can I claim medical negligence on behalf of someone else?

Yes, you can claim medical negligence on behalf of a next of kin if they have died as a result of medical negligence, or they do not have the capacity to take legal action themselves. Get in touch with Hay & Kilner today to start your claim.

What will a specialist medical negligence team do for me?

Hay & Kilner will investigate your claim fully, from obtaining the relevant medical records and independent medical evidence to potentially acting on behalf of you in court. We will be able to tell you if your case is strong enough and value your claim before the settlement.

Read some of the most frequently asked questions on clinical negligence from people who are pursuing claims.

For more information on our Clinical Negligence Team, you can download our brochure.



We offer our clients:

  • An initial free discussion and advice
  • Expertise in advising on severe injuries
  • Home / hospital visits
  • Legal Aid (where appropriate)
  • No win no fee agreements (where appropriate)
  • Representation at inquests and disciplinary tribunals

We are also members of the following panels:

  • Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA)
  • Headway
  • The Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme
  • The Law Society Multi Party Action Accreditation Scheme
  • The Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers
  • The Spinal Injuries Association

Many thousands of people receive medical treatment every single day and in the vast majority of cases, this treatment is appropriate and effective. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong, and the consequences on your health can be serious. If you or someone close to you has suffered injury or loss as a result of negligent medical treatment or medical malpractice, it may be possible to make a claim.

  • "Very methodical and skilled in their work & Very thorough in the way that they research and prepare cases."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "One of the most experienced and professional Clinical Negligence firms in the North East."

    - The Legal 500

  • "Hay & Kilner has a great team of very capable Clinical Negligence lawyers who have a friendly and compassionate relationship with their clients."

    - The Legal 500

  • "Clients think the world of them."

    - The Legal 500

  • "The Clinical Negligence Team at Hay & Kilner was recommended to me because of their excellent reputation handling claims. In light of my own experience with the team, I can confirm how well deserved that reputation is."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Lauren Hall & Helen Morland handled every aspect of my claim with care, thoughtfulness and great efficiency. They were able to allay any concerns I had by clearly explaining the processes involved. Helen secured a settlement for me which surpassed my hopes and I cannot thank her and Lauren enough."

    - Client of our Clinical Negligence Team

  • "Hay & Kilner has an excellent grasp of clinical negligence law and an excellent manner with clients."

    - The Legal 500

  • "It's unquestionably one of the major players in the region."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • Clinical Negligence Panel Accreditation
  • AvMA Referral Panel logo
  • SIA Corporate Member Bronze
  • NLA Team of the Year Finalists – Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence
  • Top Tier Firm 2019
  • Headway Corporate Member 2020
  • Top Tier 2020