Thursday 21 October 2010

Black Country legal specialist appointed to Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

One of the region's leading clinical negligence specialist solicitors has been appointed to the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel.

Clare Langford, an associate at Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons, is only one of a small number of clinical negligence lawyers to be appointed to the panel. Her appointment recognises her achievements within clinical negligence law which includes dealing with claims involving injuries of maximum severity and fatal cases.

Speaking of her achievement, Clare said: "It's a vigorous process to be appointed and I had to present a portfolio of my cases to the Law Society to demonstrate my experience."

"The appointment means that I can now take on the role of clinical negligence supervisor, enabling Higgs & Sons to offer clients public funding through the Legal Services Commission in appropriate cases.”

Ian Shovlin, Senior Partner at Higgs & Sons states, "Clinical negligence litigation is a specialist area of law requiring a knowledge of both the law and medicine. Clare's appointment to the Law Society panel is evidence of her experience and expertise in dealing with these complex claims.”

Clare is a volunteer for the charity Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and attends on a pro bono basis at the Manchester office to run the clinical negligence helpline. The service offers free advice and assistance to members of the public concerned about any aspect of their medical treatment.

Kingswinford-born Clare joined Higgs & Sons in 2001 as a trainee and qualified in 2003.

Higgs & Sons employs over 170 people from offices in Brierley Hill's Waterfront Business Park and Kingswinford.

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