Based in Colchester and Clacton, Essex, TSP is one of the foremost Clinical / Medical Negligence Claims specialists in East Anglia. The team undertakes work on behalf of clients who are local to our offices in North East Essex, Colchester and Clacton but also for clients based throughout the region, including in Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge and Peterborough. The team is led by Solicitor Steve Webb.
The Thompson Smith and Puxon Clinical Negligence team has, for many years, been recommended by the Legal 500 and in October 2018 the team was highlighted as being amongst the best in the South East of England.
The team handles many different types of claim, including all of those shown on our compensation case studies pages, but, in particular, specialises in catastrophic injuries involving children such as birth injuries and cerebral palsy and also missed diagnosis and treatment delay.
With a track record of achieving several million pounds of compensation for different clients over the past few years, we bring experience and commitment to each client’s case.
There are a number of ways in which a claim can be funded – see our Funding Options page. We will advise you on your funding options and the potential costs that may be involved once we have completed our initial free assessment of your case.
- A free initial evaluation of your case
- Visits to your home or hospital bed for clients who find it difficult to come to us
- A named member of the TSP Clinical Negligence team who will be responsible for your claim and keep you up to date as your case progresses
- Car parking and easy access to an interview room for disabled clients
To help you understand whether a claim may be possible and to explain the steps in the process the Clinical Negligence team at TSP have put together a comprehensive guide to Medical Negligence claims.
In the guide you will find detailed information about the different types of Medical Negligence claim and what to do if you believe you or a family member have been a victim of Medical Negligence. The guide also provides useful information about the steps in the Claim Process and the different funding options available.
In 2020/21 the Thompson Smith and Puxon team was once again recommended by the Legal 500 and ranked as one of the top firms in Essex in this practice area. The Legal 500 said:
‘Quietly and tenaciously delivering results’, Thompson Smith and Puxon’s team is led by Steve Webb and handles a mixture of both complex medical work and serious personal injury matters. Sam Welham is experienced in both spheres of personal injury and clinical negligence and has an employment law background to assist with claims relating to workplace stress. Clients have high praise for ‘superstar‘ Stacey Anderson, who specialises in clinical negligence work, focusing particularly on cerebral palsy cases.
In 2019 the Legal 500 said: Thompson Smith and Puxon’s clinical negligence department is ‘a dedicated and courteous team’ which handles a wide range of matters and is known for securing significant settlements and compensation for clients. ‘Superb‘ practice head Steve Webb handles high-value brain injury cases and is also experienced in personal injury matters. ‘Tenacious’ Stacey Anderson is another core member of the team and is highlighted for her ‘very good feel for settlement offers and parameters’.
In 2018 the Legal 500 said: “The clinical negligence department of Thompson Smith and Puxon impresses with its ‘strong teamwork, prompt response times and appropriate advice’, as well as by ‘keeping clients fully informed throughout the process’. It represents claimants in A&E, birth injury and cerebral palsy, paediatric, psychiatric, fatal and orthopaedic matters. A recent highlight was the £1.4m settlement of a claim against an NHS Trust concerning the negligent drainage of a cyst via a shunt, which led to the claimant suffering a cardiac arrest and catastrophic brain damage. Birth injury specialist Julian Wilson, brain injury partner and department lead Steve Webb, whose ‘strength is listening to clients and giving them time to understand’, associate Clare Sheeran and ‘excellent and professional’ solicitor Sam Welham are the key contacts.” Clare Sheeran is highligted as a Next Generation Lawyer.
In 2017 the Legal 500 said: Thompson Smith and Puxon’s clinical negligence team is recommended for its ‘commitment, personal service and relationships with clients’, with the individual lawyers providing conditional fee arrangements and being ‘insightful, prompt, responsive, clear and highly organised’. Cases handled span neonatal, psychiatric and orthopaedic claims involving both children and adults. Colchester-based Julian Wilson leads the practice and focuses on birth injuries and cerebral palsy cases, while Steve Webb, whose ‘strength is his ability to explain difficult legal issues in simple terms’, undertakes brain injury work. Also recommended is the ‘professional, polite and knowledgeable’ associate solicitor Clare Sheeran, who has a particular specialisation in matters involving female cancer patients and birth injuries.
2016: Thompson Smith and Puxon’s team is led by Julian Wilson. Its offering includes managing claims and inquests against psychiatric health practitioners and institutions.
2015: Clients remain “overwhelmed by the fantastic service” they receive from Thompson Smith and Puxon. Julian Wilson is recommended.
2014: Julian Wilson heads Thompson Smith and Puxon’s team. Naomi Eady focuses on clinical negligence matters involving women and is active in cases involving breast and gynaecological issues.
2013: Julian Wilson’s team at Thompson Smith and Puxon handles a range of cases including childbirth, psychiatric and orthopaedic claims
2012: Julian Wilson’s team at Thompson Smith and Puxon acts on the full range of claims for clients in the North Essex region, including cases over delayed diagnosis and delayed treatment.
2011: Julian Wilson’s team at Thompson Smith and Puxon advises on high-value cerebral palsy claims, and recently acted in a claim relating to failure to diagnose breast cancer