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Clinical, Medical & Dental Negligence

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At Hay & Kilner, we have one of the leading teams of medical negligence solicitors in the North East of England, dedicated to helping victims of all types of medical, clinical and dental negligence claims. We provide a high quality service and represent clients throughout 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?

Read some of the most frequently asked questions from people who are pursuing a clinical negligence claim here.

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



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, have suffered injury or loss as a result of negligent medical treatment or medical malpractice, it may be possible to make a claim.

  • "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 2019