Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors are solely engaged in the conduct of personal injury litigation and clinical negligence litigation on behalf of Claimants. We do not undertake any other legal work. Our advice is highly specialised.
The firm is based near to Peterborough, Cambridge and Bedford in the town of St Neots. We have two Solicitor Directors two Senior Solicitors, and a Litigation Executive and became a Limited Company in 2010 regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Clinical negligence litigation may involve potential claims arising from negligent advice or treatment. We pursue claims against:
Other healthcare professionals
Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors undertake a wide range of personal injury litigation. We deal with large numbers of:
Employers’ liability claims
Road traffic accident claims
Claims for injuries in public places
Industrial disease claims
Other claims resulting from negligence
Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors handle not only common or relatively minor injuries such as soft tissue injuries but they also deal with claims of utmost severity, such as spinal fractures, head injuries, asbestos-related illnesses and cases of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
We have conducted personal injury claims worth more than £1 million. In the past, we have managed to trace defendants in respect of asbestos exposure going back to the 1950’s and conclude a compensation claim on behalf of the relatives of the deceased 50 years after the date of likely exposure. Within the context of clinical negligence litigation, the firm has recently concluded cases involving brain injury to children in the sum of £5.4 million and £4.5 million respectively. This illustrates the level of expertise of the firm in dealing with high value and complex cases.
Often a case will be settled with our help before the courts need to get involved however we are no stranger to going to trial. We are prepared to assert our clients’ rights to conclusion and we have the experience to do so and are regularly successful in court trials.
Public funding (or legal aid as it used to be called) is not available for personal injury litigation. It is, however, available for clinical negligence litigation and the firm holds a franchise from the Legal Services Commission. This is available subject to merits and means.
Essentially we are paid by our opponents. The general rule is that the costs of a winning Claimant are paid by an unsuccessful Defendant. Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors are not risk averse. The fact that we have taken many cases to trial proves that. We are prepared to take on cases which other solicitors might reject.
That apart, Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors undertake work under what are known as Conditional Fee Agreements (commonly known as “no win, no fee” arrangements). The firm has access to various “no cost to client” insurance options in order to cover costs of an opponent if a claim were to fail.
We have a particularly established relationship with Keystone Legal Benefits Ltd in the field of personal injury work who provide us with a “Group Protect” policy which means that clients can be protected by cover immediately upon their first telephone call to the firm. We have access to similar arrangements to provide cover to clinical negligence Claimants who are not eligible for legal aid. Whether or not to pursue a case under a “no win, no fee” arrangement is a matter for the firm to determine in each case.
Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors also act for clients who have what is known as “Before the Event” Insurance Cover. This is often included as part of a household or motor insurance. We can help you to determine if you may already have this cover which essentially provides protection against legal costs, court fees and costs awarded to the other side. We have solutions which allow you to choose us if you hold such cover and we will explain how this works. Please do not be put off contacting us if you have existing insurance therefore – a call will not cost you anything.
Clinical Negligence Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
How We Are Funded
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