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8 July 2022 | Firm News |

Head of Inquest team receives prestigious accreditation for expertise

Head of the Hugh James Inquest team, Lynda Reynolds, becomes one of only 17 solicitors in the UK to be recognised as a Fatal Accident Accredited Solicitor by the professional body, the Association of Personal Injury Solicitors.

This accreditation is only awarded to solicitors who satisfy APIL’s specific and extensive criteria of competency and experience in handling personal injury claims. Specialist accreditation demonstrates, as a seal of approval to the public, that a fatal accidents lawyer has achieved a very high standard of experience and that they actually specialise in this area of the law.

Lynda Reynolds

Lynda is a Partner and Head of the Inquest team. The Inquest team forms part of the Clinical Negligence department in the London office. She has considerable experience in assisting families with inquests that relate to deaths in hospital or care homes, where medical negligence is expected. Her inquest role, combined with subsequent civil claims, ensures that she is a specialist on Fatal Accident Act claims. Lynda is recognised in both UK Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

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Commenting on the news, Lynda Reynolds said:

“I’m very pleased to be recognised amongst this group, as one of only 17 Fatal Accredited Solicitors. As an inquest specialist, one of my main areas of work is dealing with claims under the Fatal Accidents Act. This accreditation process reviews the work I have undertaken and has confirmed the expertise that I have developed in this area of law.”

In addition to her role in the Inquest team, Lynda has a caseload of complex clinical negligence matters which include cerebral palsy, brain injuries, spinal injuries and cauda equina claims.

She was previously an Intensive Care Nurse, which helps Lynda with understanding medical records and expert reports that form the foundation of any clinical negligence claim. Her nursing experience ensures she is able to effectively communicate complex medical terminology in a clear and concise way to her clients.

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