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Negligent hysterectomy battle to trial

Negligent hysterectomy battle to trial

Clinical Negligence Director Vicki Seabrook looks back at a High Court trial involving the negligent performance of a hysterectomy procedure. Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors represented the Claimant in a clinical negligence case in a trial that was heard in the High Court in London earlier this year.  The Claimant was a woman in her mid-40’s who… read more >

A spike in mortality – caused by funding squeeze?

A spike in mortality – caused by funding squeeze?

Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors’ Director Marc Folgate considers the implications of a report in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and whether alarm bells should now be ringing. It is believed that 30,000 excess deaths took place in 2015 as a result of cuts in health and social care.  In 2015 it was reported… read more >

Hot off the Press

Hot off the Press

Personal injury solicitor Marc Folgate reviews the latest news and today’s welcome announcement on discount rates. Welcome for Claimants but not the insurance industry which has been quick to warn of increased premiums. Last week my colleague Helen Hillson wrote a piece about the review of discount rates when calculating future damages awards. Well, the… read more >

Insurers re-write the rule book

Insurers re-write the rule book

Personal Injury Claim Solicitor Marc Folgate examines the Government’s plans to reform the claims process for low-value whiplash injury claims Well, it is here. The outcome of the Government’s consultation as anticipated will hit Claimants hard, not to mention their legal representatives. In an apparent bid to reduce insurance premiums there will be a tariff-based… read more >

Good news for Claimants – an injustice to correct?

Good news for Claimants – an injustice to correct?

Specialist clinical negligence solicitor Helen Hillson examines and explains the significance of a forthcoming announcement which will have potentially positive significant consequences for Claimants. Have you ever wondered how lawyers and judges calculate future losses? What they do not do is simply work out the number of years and the annual loss and multiply the… read more >

The thin end of the wedge – clinical negligence focus

The thin end of the wedge – clinical negligence focus

Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors’ Director Marc Folgate analyses the potential impact of the Government’s plans for fixed fees in clinical negligence claims. “It comes as no surprise to us that the Government is seeking to restrict legal costs recoverable by Claimants from the Treasury coffers. Those of us who undertake this work will have been aware… read more >

Kent Coroner condemns Trust’s failures

Kent Coroner condemns Trust’s failures

Specialist clinical negligence claim solicitor Sarah Newcombe of Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors examines the recently reported verdict of the Kent Coroner in the tragic case of Mrs Cappuccini. Coroner Finally Records a Verdict in Relation to the Death of Frances Cappuccini “Mrs Cappuccini was a 30 year old primary school teacher who was married with one… read more >

Marc Folgate appointed Peterborough Cancer Treatment Appeal Chair

Marc Folgate appointed Peterborough Cancer Treatment Appeal Chair

Director and claims solicitor Marc Folgate has been appointed Chairman of the Peterborough-based charity, the Peterborough Cancer Treatment Appeal. He replaces the late Keith Fisher. Marc paid tribute to Keith’s long service and spoke of his honour to be appointed to a charity he has personally fundraised for. “I am honoured to be appointed and… read more >

A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

A Christmas and New Year message from Marc Folgate “Irrespective of religious views Christmas is a time for celebration and festivity. A necessary break in the winter. An opportunity to recharge batteries and to look forward to the New Year. As each year passes it becomes ever more difficult to predict how our business will… read more >

Patient deaths and the CQC

Patient deaths and the CQC

Clinical negligence specialist Sarah Newcombe takes a look at the Care Quality Commission’s damning report. Learning from Patient’s Deaths – Not a Single NHS Trust Getting it Completely Right. “The Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is the independent regulator of Health and Social Care in England has just published a damning report raising significant concerns… read more >

The end of compensatory justice?

The end of compensatory justice?

Compensation Solicitor and Director of Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors Marc Folgate looks at the Government’s latest plans to clamp down on the so-called “compensation culture” and believes that it may be a bridge too far. He explains:- “If the plans unveiled by Liz Truss, the Justice Minister, pass to fruition then the very principle that the… read more >

Accreditation & Panel Placement for Marc Folgate

Accreditation & Panel Placement for Marc Folgate

The Practice is delighted to announce that Marc Folgate has had his accreditation renewed by the Law Society to 2019. Marc is a member of the nationally recognised Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel which demonstrates Scrivenger Seabrook’s commitment to providing expert advice on personal injury issues. The panel can only be joined by lawyers who… read more >

“Proven experts particularly in high value compensation cases and severe injury claims”

YOUR TEAM OF EXPERT CLAIM SOLICITORS

  • Vicki Seabrook
    Vicki Seabrook
    Solicitor
  • Marc Folgate
    Marc Folgate
    Solicitor
  • Sarah Newcombe
    Sarah Newcombe
    Solicitor
  • Helen Hillson
    Helen Hillson
    Solicitor

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Vicki Seabrook
Solicitor

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Vicki was admitted as a solicitor in 1979. She was a legal adviser to the Royal College of Nursing and gained experience as a clinical negligence lawyer with a number of firms before founding Scrivenger Seabrook in 1989 and becoming Managing Director when the firm was incorporated in 2010. Vicki and her dedicated legal team are involved in a wide variety of clinical negligence claims. She specialises in dealing with high value complex cases and has been widely acknowledged by the Legal 500 and Chambers directory as a leader in her field. Vicki recently succeeded in securing a settlement for a child with severe brain damage worth in excess of £8 million.

‘The UK needs expert niche firms like this’, say clients of Scrivenger Seabrook Limited, which ‘goes the extra mile’. The ‘tenacious, realistic and sensitive’ Vicki Seabrook, who is ‘in a class of her own’, secured damages exceeding £1m in a case involving a GP’s maladministration of drugs.”

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Marc Folgate
Solicitor

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Marc joined the practice in 2001 having specialised in personal injury litigation at firms in Northamptonshire and Peterborough. He has been involved in a £2.1 million assessment of damages case in the High Court and has taken a disputed liability case to the Court of Appeal. He now undertakes mainly personal injury litigation for Claimants and also some clinical negligence work. He has a particular specialism in higher value claims such as those involving brain or spinal injury.
Marc is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and has regularly featured on BBC local radio discussions about compensation and liability topics as well as making an appearance on Look East.

“Scrivenger Seabrook Limited ‘consistently punches above its weight, and has a high level of client care’. The ‘particularly adept’ Marc Folgate has ‘insight, intelligence and an impressive client base, and is comfortable running high-pressure and high-value cases – defendants have to think twice before taking him on’. Among many highlights, the team settled a £550,000 catastrophic claim involving regional pain syndrome.”

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Sarah Newcombe
Solicitor

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Sarah is a highly experienced clinical negligence lawyer. She worked as a staff nurse for a number of years before studying law and it was natural for her to enter the field of clinical negligence litigation on being admitted as a solicitor in 1991. Sarah trained and worked with a large firm of solicitors in London before joining Scrivenger Seabrook in 1998. Sarah works exclusively in the field of clinical negligence. Her knowledge of medicine is considerable and she has the added advantage as a lawyer of having practical experience of NHS and private hospital practice.
Sarah deals with a very wide range of clinical negligence claims including Fatal Accidents Act claims, cosmetic surgery, dental claims, orthopaedic surgery and high value claims involving children with birth asphyxia.

“At Scrivenger Seabrook Limited, Sarah Newcombe is ‘always professional, honest, patient and supportive’. Highlights included a £450,000 settlement for negligent foot surgery.”

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Helen Hillson
Solicitor

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Helen is a specialist clinical negligence lawyer. Helen trained at Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors and qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Helen continued to work within the practice and specialises in clinical negligence litigation. She has a particular expertise in claims of high value and fatality cases such as those concerning delays in diagnosis of cancer.
Helen has recently succeeded in a claim on behalf of a child with severe brain injury, securing a settlement in excess of £4 million.

“accomplished and tactically astute”

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