Was it medical negligence, or just one of those things?

400 Years combined experience

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors are not only experts in their field, they’re real people with real emotions too; and will do their utmost to support you during your legal journey. We understand that coming forward to discuss your medical negligence case is a daunting experience, but we are confident that when you pick up the phone to speak with our team, our friendly and approachable style will soon help you more comfortable. We have successfully settled hundreds of cases on behalf of people just like you, who are looking to seek justice following a medical mistake. The world of medical negligence law is a complex one, but that’s why we recommend working with a team of experts who can guide you through the process from start to finish. This is our line of work and one that we are immersed in every single day, so if there is anything you don’t understand, we can help to explain for you.

Meet the team

Adrian Denson

Adrian Denson
Chief Legal Officer

Adrian joined us in December 2011 as Head of Serious Injury, leading the department through a period of significant growth, whilst working with customers following catastrophic and life changing events. In spring 2017, Adrian was appointed our Chief Legal Officer and oversees all of our legal teams, ensuring our customers are always at the heart of everything we do. Adrian has been named in the Legal 500 as one of the top 10 leading individuals for personal injury in the North West for the second year running.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Medical Negligence

Georgia is the Head of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team. Within her role, Georgia ensures that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Head of Medical Negligence Fast Track

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence Fast Track at Fletchers and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1997; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

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Johanna Thompson

Johanna Thompson
Head of Medical Negligence Serious Injury Manchester

As Head of Medical Negligence Serious Injury Manchester, Johanna’s role is multi-faceted and focuses on working with our specialist team of medical negligence nurses. She joined Fletchers in the summer of 2015 with over 25 years of experience in the legal sector, much of which within medical negligence. She also has extensive experience of inquest representation and sits part-time as a coroner.

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Alison Flaherty

Alison Flaherty
Head of Medical Negligence

Alison is Head of Medical Negligence in our Southport office.  She is a Senior Solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in personal injury and medical negligence.  Alison assists with the overall running of the Department and leads 8 teams dealing with a variety of medical negligence claims from the first call through to Trial.

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Bob Coupland

Bob Coupland
Head of Medical Negligence, Manchester

Bob is head of medical negligence in Manchester. He joined Fletchers in March 2017 as a legal auditor and moved into his present role in the July. Bob has over 18 years’ experience as a solicitor specialising in personal injury and medical negligence and before this was a qualified nurse working in a number of North West A&E departments.

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Nicola Winslett

Nicola Winslett
Head of Legal Technical Support

Nicola has over 20 years of legal experience, the last 13 of which have been in Medical Negligence. Nicola constantly reviews all the cases to make sure everything is progressing properly.

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Emma Semwayo

Emma Semwayo
Senior Solicitor

Emma is a team leader and a senior solicitor at Fletchers; she leads a team of junior and senior lawyers. As the senior solicitor within her team, Emma is accountable for the progression of cases to the point of settlement or issue. She completes formal assessments of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within her team run smoothly and our customers receive the justice they deserve.

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Kathryn Sharkey

Kathryn Sharkey
Senior Solicitor

Kathryn is one of our Senior Solicitors and has over 10 years’ experience in the field, with both defendant and claimant claims.

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Patricia Hitchen

Patricia Hitchen
Senior Solicitor

Patricia is a Senior Solicitor with over 20 years of legal experience, the last 14 years have been spent in the Personal Injury field.  She uses her vast experience to her assist her team of lawyers to successfully deal with all aspects of their medical negligence claims whilst ensuring that their clients receive an excellent service.

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Sowmya Jagannath

Sowmya Jagannath
Senior Solicitor

With over 20 years of personal injury litigation, Sowmya has a wealth of knowledge, which she applies to her role as a senior solicitor.

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Julie Garner

Julie Garner
Senior Solicitor

Julie has been a claimant clinical negligence solicitor for over 14 years and has experience in dealing with all claims and injury types.  She was employed in the NHS before entering law and has previously chaired a local research ethics committee.

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Michael Carson

Michael Carson
Senior Medical Lawyer

Michael has worked in the Medical Negligence field since 2008. Prior to joining our legal team, he worked for the NHS in Northern Ireland, dealing with high value and complex cases as well as public enquiries.

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Darren Tamplin-Compton

Darren Tamplin-Compton
Senior Solicitor

Darren is a senior solicitor with over 16 years of relevant experience. He manages a team of lawyers, dedicated to successfully pursuing claims for substandard medical care.

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Saima Mazhar

Saima Mazhar
Senior Solicitor

Saima has over 12 years of experience as a solicitor and leads a team of junior and senior lawyer. Saima and her team have experience dealing with a wide variety of medical negligence claim types and as the senior solicitor and team leader, Saima is responsible for the progression of cases to the point of settlement or issue.

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Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Senior Solicitor

Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.

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Susan Healey

Susan Healey
Medical Negligence Team Leader

Susan is a Team Leader within the Medical Negligence Department; she qualified as a solicitor in 2005, prior to this she had been a nurse. Susan Has a great deal of experience  in acting for clients in a wide range of medical negligence claims, including surgical errors, delay in diagnosing cancer, orthopaedic injuries, gynaecological and obstetric cases and birth injuries. Her clients have described her as knowledgeable, caring, supportive and easy to talk to.

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Rebecca Dawson

After graduating in Law in 2008, Becky completed her LPC and became a fully qualified Solicitor last year, specialising in Medical Negligence.

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Gail Galbraith

Gail Galbraith
Head of Sales and Support Operations

Gail is the Head of Sales at Patient Claim Line with over 30-years’ customer-based experience. As the Head of Sales, Gail ensures that all customer enquiries are dealt with quickly and efficiently and leads from the front in offering the very best customer service.

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Testimonials

Our customers are our best endorsement

Patient Claim Line has a reputation for being friendly and approachable and this can be seen in the testimonials and feedback we receive. We put the customer at the heart of everything we do and we are always on hand to answer your questions and talk you through any progress with your case.

"Now we have peace of mind"

My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.

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