Graysons Solicitors is pleased to announce that partner Carol Simpson has gained specialist medical negligence accreditation

29th October 2020

Graysons Solicitors is pleased to announce that partner and head of clinical negligence, Carol Simpson, has been accredited as a specialist clinical negligence solicitor by AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents).

Set up over 35 years ago, AvMA is the only “UK patients’ charity specialising in patient safety”. It has established a panel (approved list) of solicitors, which Carol has now joined, who have been assessed and accredited as specialists in the complex area of medical negligence law.

Experts in medical negligence need knowledge of medicine as well as law and Carol has a perfect mix of both. She worked for the NHS for 19 years as a nurse and midwife, where she gained experience that is invaluable to her work in medical negligence.  Indeed, it was her former profession that led to her knowing instinctively that she wanted to act for vulnerable individuals and families who had suffered a serious injury as a result of medical negligence. 

Carol now has 16 years’ experience acting for claimants on a variety of high-value cases.  Her work includes acting for clients relating to amputations, spinal injuries, orthopaedic, paediatric and birth injury claims.  She works extremely hard to help achieve a successful outcome for her clients, is passionate about what she does and has an empathetic and common-sense approach that her clients welcome.  She is particularly accomplished at explaining medical and legal jargon to her clients, helping them to have a clear understanding of their claim and ensuring their involvement throughout the case.  

Carol says: “I am honoured to receive such an accreditation. The criteria are high to become an AvMA panel member and an essential quality mark is that practitioners place clients at the centre of their practice, something that I have always strived and will continue to do in seeking justice for them.”

Carol is also personally recommended in the Legal 500 2021 and has been recommended for several years.  She is described as “tenacious”, “an experienced and effective litigator” and “not daunted by a difficult case”.  

Managing partner at Graysons, Peter Clark, says “I am delighted that Carol has been recognised as an expert in medical negligence.  Graysons has offered medical negligence services for over 30 years and is highly regarded for its expertise and high level of integrity in the field.  We have been a member of AvMA for many years and I am delighted that Carol’s expertise has been acknowledged by this organisation, whose primary concern is patient safety and justice.”

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