Medical Negligence Solicitors

Experienced specialists in all aspects of Medical Negligence law

Medical negligence can seriously affect your wellbeing and quality of life, not to mention your finances. Making a legal claim may sound intimidating, but our expert lawyers are experienced in guiding people through the process, making you feel at ease, and helping you gain the right care and compensation.

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Medical Negligence SolicitorsWhat is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence (sometimes referred to as clinical negligence) is when a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or midwife, causes injury to a patient through failing to fulfil their duty of care, which can put you at serious risk. No matter whether the professional is operating under the NHS or working in private healthcare, you may be able to make a claim.

Medical negligence can have a variety of effects such as: causing new injury or pain, worsening an existing condition or, in some severe cases, resulting in loss of life. Negligence by a healthcare professional can be a distressing experience for you, your family and all those involved.

We are here to ensure that you receive the right result. There are a variety of areas in which claims can be made. We can assist you in many of these areas of medical negligence including:

If you are uncertain whether you have a medical negligence claim, or if you have any other queries, contact us today to receive the information you need from our specialist solicitors.

When can I make a Medical Negligence claim?

In most cases, claims need to be made within three years from when you either suffered negligent care, or three years from when you first discovered your injury or condition. However, this time restriction can vary depending on the circumstances of your case.

For example, when making a claim for a child, the three year time restriction begins after the child turn 18 years old. Likewise, someone who lacks mental capacity and cannot make a claim on their own may also be exempt from the restriction.

You should contact our medical negligence solicitors as soon as possible so that you can provide as much detail as possible about what has happened to you and so that we can start the process for you. We will contact the body responsible for your negligent treatment and determine whether they will accept responsibility, after which we can start to claim compensation.

What can compensation help me with?

A successful medical negligence claim can help you in various ways. You may be able to get back money which you have lost from missing time off work, or any expenses that might be necessary such as travel. It can also fund further treatment that you may need as a result of negligence along with any home adjustments that are necessary to help you in your day-to-day life.

You could also receive interim payments should the person(s) in question accept responsibility. These are payments which are provided in installments throughout the process and can help with any ongoing rehabilitation. They are useful when you need to fund any specific care. Interim payments are deducted from the final settlement.

Alongside the financial and social compensation, the peace of mind and confidence that clients feel after their settlement is just as important.


Our Medical Negligence Specialists

Suzanne Munroe

Director & Solicitor

Sarah Tipton Walker, Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Sarah Tipton Walker

Director & Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves

Director & Solicitor

Kay Barnes

Director & Solicitor

David Thomas


Carmel Walsh

Director & Solicitor

Lisa Swales

Director & Solicitor

Richard Starkie

Director & Solicitor

Robyn Hawxby

Director & Solicitor

Georgina Peckett, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Georgina Peckett

Senior Associate Solicitor

Christopher Noble

Senior Associate

Sadie Simpson, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sadie Simpson


Helena Tindall, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Helena Tindall


Laura Simpson


Kate Gelder, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Doncaster

Kate Gelder

Associate Solicitor

Delyth Ann Jones, Medical Neglicence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Delyth Ann Jones

Consultant Solicitor

Christine Griffiths

Associate Solicitor

Linda Smith, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Sheffield

Linda Smith

Associate Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe


Lisa Mann, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Lisa Mann


Jim Gladman, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Jim Gladman


Burhan Akhtar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Burhan Akhtar


Heather Kolar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Heather Kolar


Sian Morris, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Sian Stevens

Chartered Legal Executive

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Fay Marshall


Tamlin Bolton

Senior Associate Solicitor

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Emma Hudson


Lauren Muir


Julie Dudson

Senior Solicitor

Jack Fox


Heather Smith

Associate Solicitor

Ellie McGuinness

Trainee Solicitor

Rebecca Coupland


Lisa Simpson, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Lisa Simpson


Jenny Di Sora

Associate Solicitor

Laura Cates

Associate Solicitor

Stephanie Turner

Associate Solicitor

Hannah Cazaly


Jonathan Gray

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

Paisley Laws


June Plowman

Litigation Executive

Sheila Marsh

Nurse - Clinical Advisor

Casey Stillman

Litigation Executive

Eleanor Fieldsend


Becky Whitfield

Associate Costs Lawyer

Joanne King

Associate Solicitor

Julie Tansey

Associate Solicitor

Laura Farrell

Associate Solicitor

Laura Armstrong

Associate Solicitor

Rochelle Lambert

Associate Solicitor

Clare Middleton

Associate Solicitor

Emily Bateson


Oliver Head


How is Medical Negligence advice funded?

There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. In very limited cases we can offer advice for free thanks to Legal Aid funding. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.

How can Switalskis help me?

We will help you establish the facts quickly and determine whether or not you have a valid claim. From there, we will help you to build a case against the organisation and help you achieve a fair level of compensation, an apology from the organisation and anything else that you feel is important.

With our experience of the sector, we're very well-placed to build a compelling case. If your case should take years to settle - as many do - we have a strong record of achieving interim payments to bring you some compensation up front rather than having to wait until the case is settled.

Call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to talk to a medical negligence solicitor and have your claim assessed free of charge.

What our clients say

"We really appreciate all your efforts and the positive outcome so far of your research and professionalism. You have picked up the baton at the eleventh hour when we were at our lowest point and abandoned by everyone else – thank you so much."

'GM' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I felt comfortable with Ruth and I trusted her. Ruth kept me up-to-date with every detail. I would strongly recommend Switalskis, and Ruth in particular."

'PL' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I would like to thank Jim Gladman and the Switalskis’ team for everything they did for me. A job well done."

'NM' - Medical Negligence Client

"Stephanie Kennedy was brilliant from start to finish."

Clinical Negligence Client

"I was extremely satisfied with how [Claire Garrity] dealt with my case. It was difficult for me and Claire guided me through with consummate skill."

'SH' - Clinical Negligence Client

"This was the first time I’ve had to use a Solicitor, I found [Samantha Spain] very professional and helpful. The experience was much easier and more pleasant than I had feared."

'TM' - Clinical Negligence Client