Law firm expands with series of appointments across business

National law firm Simpson Millar has welcomed five new colleagues to its clinical negligence team, including three experienced solicitors, a chartered legal executive and a legal executive.

The move comes in response to increased demand from clients from across the country, including those who have suffered harm or injury due to negligence resulting in birth trauma, complex surgical injuries, orthopaedic and spinal injuries, and delayed diagnosis.

Based in Manchester and bringing more than 25 years’ experience to the role, solicitor Paul Cain specialises in high value claims arising from surgical errors, amputations, as well as delayed diagnosis of strokes and cancer.

Paul is joined by Solicitor Claire Levene who also brings more than 20 years of experience in Clinical Negligence to the role, with 18 years working on behalf of clients who have sustained birth related injuries, as well as complex injuries arising from negligence during orthopaedic and spinal surgery.

Based in Bristol, and a member of the Law Society’s specialist clinical negligence panel, she has also settled multiple high value claims including fatal cases, and cases resulting from delays in cancer diagnosis.

Legal Executive Lauren Bayliff, who is currently undertaking her CILEX exams, and Chartered Legal Executive Emma Hickey, have also joined the firm based in Manchester and Liverpool respectively, bringing a combined 10 years’ experience to their roles.

They will now oversee their own caseloads supporting clients from the start of a claim, through to settlement including liaising with medical experts and third parties to gather evidence to negotiate the best possible settlement terms.

Finally, newly qualified solicitor Emily Roberts has also been appointed to the team, having recently completed her training contract with Simpson Millar in October 2023.

The firm’s head of clinical negligence Kate Sweeney said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul, Claire, Lauren, Emma, and Emily to the team.

“They all bring invaluable experience and expertise to their new roles, and their passion and commitment to supporting people who have suffered because of medical negligence is evident in the work that they do and the outcomes they achieve.

“Given the nature of what we do our clients are often in distress when they reach out to us. They are looking for transparent and straightforward legal advice that can help get results, and the team’s extensive legal experience and understanding of clinical negligence matters means we are perfectly placed to help.”