Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

"The Kingsley Napley team is highly skilled, reliable and unfailingly professional. I have complete confidence in the firm and its skill at engaging with and supporting clients." Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2020

If you or a member of your family has suffered serious harm as a result of medical negligence or a personal injury we can help.

We focus on finding solutions which meet the individual needs of our clients, who are often coming to terms with life altering injuries or changes in family circumstances. Our team is top ranked and our lawyers are experienced in helping injured people and bereaved families navigate the legal process to obtain much needed financial compensation.   

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We understand that you may be anxious about bringing a legal claim, so we make the process as straightforward as possible. We investigate cases thoroughly, involving the best experts and barristers, to maximise the chances of success.  Our clients are involved at every step of the way and we have a long track record of securing substantial sums of money for our clients.

In most cases we are able to offer funding options, such as ‘no win, no fee’ agreements, so that our clients do not have to worry about how to pay for their claim.




"They were supportive and sensitive to what we were going through – we built a very good relationship with the team."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2018

 

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