Can I transfer a Medical Negligence or Personal Injury case to Kingsley Napley?

"Kingsley Napley very graciously took on the investigation of my clinical negligence claim even against a very uncertain outcome.  Throughout the entire process, they did their utmost to ensure I understood every aspect of my claim, and they handled everything with respect and compassion.  I felt grateful to be in the hands of such experienced, knowledgeable and understanding solicitors" A client

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.

Whatever your injury or medical condition, we will fight your case and support you throughout the legal process. 

You have been advised that you do not have a case

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.

You would like to transfer your case because of our specialist expertise

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.

Find out more about why you should consider Kingsley Napley for your claim.

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.

How does transferring a case work?

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.

When to contact us

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.

“There’s no comparison here. Kingsley Napley is by far the best law firm I have ever got involved with.”

A clinical negligence client

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