Clients sometimes choose to transfer their personal injury or medical negligence claim to Kingsley Napley from another firm of solicitors.
This may be because they did not realise at the outset how complicated their case would be, or, that they would need specialist solicitors.
Other clients prefer to have their case dealt with by us because we also offer Court of Protection and Deputyship services, which help manage the financial affairs of a child or an adult who does have ‘mental capacity’. This may be particularly important if a substantial amount of compensation is being claimed.
To understand some of the circumstances in which clients consider transferring a case to us and the practicalities of doing so, please see below.
- You have been advised that you do not have a case
- You would like to transfer a case to us because of our specialist expertise
- You would like us to deal with the claim and management of an injured person’s financial affairs (Deputyship)
- How does transferring a case work?
- When to contact us
Whatever your injury or medical condition, we will fight your case and support you throughout the legal process.
We are sometimes contacted by people who have been advised by another lawyer that they will not win their case.
We are happy to consider your case, and represent you, if it appears that further investigation of the claim might lead to a successful outcome.
We have achieved settlements in difficult cases and for clients who had previously been told their case would not succeed.
Our team of specialist solicitors are very experienced in personal injury and clinical negligence cases, including claims for adults and children who have suffered catastrophic injuries or have lost a loved one.
These claims can be legally complicated. It is important that they are investigated thoroughly to maximise the likelihood of success. Every one of our cases is handled by a specialist lawyer and led by a partner. We are always mindful of our clients’ needs and the potentially life enhancing effects of an appropriate package of compensation.
We support organisations that represent injured people including the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), Headway (the brain injury association), Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Our expertise in medical negligence is also recognised by high rankings in the legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
You would like us to deal with the claim and management of an injured person’s financial affairs (Deputyship)
We are able to provide an all-round service. Our Medical Negligence and Personal Injury team will handle the compensation claim, whilst working closely with our Deputyship team. That team assists in managing the financial affairs of the injured person, if they are unable to do so themselves. This ensures that the compensation is safeguarded and spent in accordance with the injured person’s best interests. Our aim is to ensure that their needs can be met throughout their lifetime.
To find out more about the role of the Deputy and our Deputyship team, see our Court of Protection and Deputyship page.
Once you decide to transfer a case to us, we will usually take the following steps:
- Funding arrangements. We will agree with you how the case will be funded going forwards. There is a range of funding options available for claims. We are usually able to agree a similar funding arrangement to the one in place with your previous solicitors.
- Transfer of files. We will make contact with your previous solicitors and give them the necessary undertakings. Your files will then be transferred to us.
- Representing you. We will familiarise ourselves with the details of your case and represent you going forwards.
- Dealing with costs. At the end of your case, we will liaise with your previous solicitors to ensure that they receive any costs owed to them at that stage. This is often paid from the costs we recover, on your behalf, from the Defendant.
We believe that it is important for clients to have a good relationship with their solicitors and feel confident that their claim is in the best hands. We would be happy to talk to or meet you, so that you can get to know us, before deciding whether to entrust us with your case.
If you would like further information regarding transferring your case, please contact us. We will discuss how we can help. If you do not want to take things further with us, there will be no charge.
Partner and Head of Department