Medical Negligence Legal Guide Testimonials
Hugh James is
ranked number one in Wales in the 2011 Legal
500 and has received a top ranking in 2012
Chambers legal guide for clinical negligence law in
Wales. Below are the testimonials published in both guides.
Legal 500 2012
Hugh James boasts the most
comprehensive team in the region; its four partners – Stephen
Webber, Andrew Davies, Hannah Williams and Mari Rosser – offer a
wealth of experience, and each handles claims of high value (often
in the £1m to £10m bracket) and complexity.
Chambers UK 2013
This leading clinical negligence
team has an outstanding reputation for its advice to clients on
high-value claims including catastrophic injuries and failure to
diagnose cases. Recent highlights include settling a case with a
value of more than £1 million relating to a serious shoulder injury
at birth. Key clients include Community Health Councils, ARAG and
Andrew Davies has particular
strength in representing children and adults who have sustained
brain injury, paralysis and psychiatric injury. He frequently acts
in high-value claims.
The "excellent" Mari Rosser is
currently instructed in several multimillion-pound brain and spinal
injury claims. She also has expertise in fatal accident cases.
Department head Stephen Webber is
"highly competent" and represents clients on catastrophic injuries
cases. His areas of expertise include cerebral palsy, spinal
injuries and brain injury claims.
Hannah Williams is recognised as an
effective operator in cases of serious injury.
Grainne Barton recently joined the
firm from Penningtons Solicitors LLP. Her particular specialisms
include cerebral palsy cases, obstetrics, fatal cases and inquests.
Clients state: "Her attention to detail is amazing, and she also
has a friendly and caring attitude and was always happy to listen,
reassure and advise throughout what was a very emotional and
draining time for me."
Chambers UK 2012
With a virtually unrivalled number of listed practitioners in
Wales, Hugh James fields a clinical negligence team that combines a
wealth of talent with support from the rest of the firm, in order
to seamlessly deal with the most complex claims. Peers praise the
team as "very careful, very experienced – and it pays close
attention to detail."
Mari Rosser is a leading practitioner with
"immense experience" in clinical negligence. Enthusiastic peers
highlight her excellent client skills and technical knowledge.
Andrew Davies heads
the costings group and is a "class act" known for "working every
angle." Practice head Stephen Webber successfully combines a thriving
clinical negligence practice with his management responsibilities,
and recently settled a £7.8 million adult brain injury case.
Recently made partner, Hannah Williams pays "good attention to detail"
and has experience of dealing with maximum severity
Legal 500 2011
Hugh James’ dedicated and
experienced team acts for Welsh Community Health Councils, insurers
and charities. Practice head Stephen Webber is ‘first rate,
handling very high-value claims with aplomb, and is an extremely
calm solicitor who instils great confidence’. Webber and Andrew
Davies, who fights cases well’, led on a number of high-value brain
injury settlements. Senior associate Hannah Williams settled a
£4m-plus spinal cord injury case.
'Without a doubt the leader in Wales', Hugh James provides
excellent service. Practice head Stephen Webber is 'very calm' and
'a most effective operator', and in 2009 settled million-pound
paraplegic and head injury cases.
Legal 500 2010
Hugh James is one of the
key players in Wales for clinical negligence work, having achieved
numerous multimillion-pound settlements over the past twelve
months. With a team of "seriously impressive solicitors," the firm
retains "a high profile and a solid presence in the field." It is
sole legal adviser to the Welsh Community Health Councils.....
Mari Rosser is a key figure in the field, and specialises in
serious brain and spinal injury claims. Sources agree that “it
would be difficult to find a more experienced or more committed
advocate for claimants.” Andrew Davies is very highly regarded for
his expertise in clinical negligence cases, particularly with
respect to the costing of claims.
Chambers UK 2011
“Hugh James offers true clinical
negligence expertise, with Stephen Webber, Andrew Davies, and Mari
Rosser all well regarded. The team was successful in two
substantial claims, obtaining £4m for one claimant and over £5.5m
for another. Other highlights included the successful prosecution
of an informed consent case, funded by a conditional fee agreement.
Rosser has been consulted by the Law Society in relation to the NHS
Redress Proposals Measure. The department receives referrals from
the Community Health Councils to provide patients with clinical
Legal 500, 2009
“The firm has one of the biggest clinical
negligence departments in the UK dealing with complex cases
including ecoli, MRSA and other hospital acquired infections. This
division incorporates general personal injury on a traditional and
Chamber Guide 2009