Solicitor Chris Moore heading towards 20 years on leading Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

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5 May 2016

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Chris Moore, joint head of clinical negligence at Hudgell Solicitors

A legal expert from claims specialists Hudgell Solicitors has again been recognised as one of the country’s leading figures in supporting victims of serious clinical negligence, handling some of the most complex, high-value cases.

Chris Moore, who is based in the firm’s Hull headquarters, has again been selected onto The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, for which only solicitors who can demonstrate extensive knowledge, skills and experience in dealing with high-value and complicated injury cases are selected.

Solicitors have to go through a rigorous assessment process in which cases they have handled are considered and reviewed. Only firms with representatives on the panel are able to apply for the significant amount of legal aid required to conduct such high-value claims on behalf of their clients.

Mr Moore is Joint Head of Clinical Negligence at Hudgell Solicitors, which has expanded rapidly in recent years and now supports around 10,000 people a year in bringing compensation claims for personal injury and medical negligence.

His reselection to the panel will mean he will have served as a member for 20 years by the time his latest renewal expires at the end of 2020.

It also means Hudgell Solicitors, which serves a national client base with offices also in Leeds and Fleet Street, London, now has three senior solicitors on the panel, including Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp and Amanda Stevens, who are both based in the firm’s growing capital base.

Mr Moore said: “It is very pleasing to once again be accepted onto the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, and the fact that this renewal will take me to 20 years of membership is something I feel very proud of.

“The focus at Hudgell Solicitors is always on securing not just high-value settlements, but compensation settlements which truly help victims of clinical negligence and personal injury rebuild their lives and make the best possible recovery.

“In many cases which we handle, including serious brain injuries and many other life-changing injuries, our role is to ensure our legal expertise provides our clients with the best support they can possibly have to adapt their lives and live as comfortably as possible.

“This means we put rehabilitation and care package at the heart of our claims to ensure relevant support is provided to help the client and their family rebuild their lives, in some cases for the rest of their lives.”

Neil Hudgell, managing director of Hudgell Solicitors, says having three senior solicitors on such highly-regarded panels reflects the firm’s continuing emergence as leaders in handling high-value, complex claims regarding injury and rehabilitation.

It comes as another senior solicitor, Matt Tuff, was last week named Claims Professional of the Year at the Modern Claims Awards, in recognition of his work in supporting people to rebuild their lives having suffered catastrophic injuries, such as brain and spinal injuries.

“Our focus is clear. We always seek to ensure that we provide the very best service to our clients and provide them with the best, experienced and knowledgeable legal support,” said Mr Hudgell.

“We have placed a huge focus on attracting and developing the very best team in all areas of the country, and this is now resulting in industry recognition for our team. We are delivering for our clients, and that will remain the focus at all times.

“To have three members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, and the Claims Professional of the Year in our ranks, gives our clients confidence that they are turning to a firm with leading expertise and ability.

“They need the confidence that they putting their futures in the hands of a firm with a track record of delivering results in highly-complex and high-value claims. That is what we are about.”

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