Legal Defence for Doctors & Doctors Lawyers & Surgeon Lawyers & Doctor Solicitors & Surgeon Solicitors

Summerfield Browne Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


Defending a claim of medical negligence


We know that claims for medical negligence are becoming increasingly common both in private practice and the NHS. If you are a consultant doctor, surgeon, or a practicing GP, and are facing a dispute with a patient then you will need legal representation. Our specialist defence team of doctor’s lawyers have a diverse range of expertise, which allows Summerfield Browne to robustly advise on, defend and/ or settle such claim. If a patient has accused you of negligence then you should be aware of the law, the merits of any claim against you, and the most prudent strategy to effectively deal with, and resolve the issue, as soon as possible.


For any successful negligence claim, the three stages that any claim must surpass are establishing: (i) a duty of care, and (ii) a breach of that duty, and (iii) a direct causational link. Our specialist team of medical professional solicitors will take the time to listen to you, and gather as much evidence as possible to evaluate your defence, and advise on the most appropriate strategies for dealing with any such claim.


Defending a False Allegation Claim


Our team of medical lawyers are also able to advise on doctors’ and surgeons’ defence of claims involving false allegations made by a patient. There have been several well publicised cases of false allegations, and our medical defence team know that such unfounded allegations if allowed to prevail, can have catastrophic repercussions, both for your reputation as a trusted medical professional, and also for your personal life.


That’s why we will never allow you to waste your time or money, and will aim to reach a settlement as early in the litigation process as possible. Our team of legal defence lawyers for doctors and surgeons, will always adhere to strict confidentiality rules, and keep you updated throughout the entire process.


Our legal defence solicitors for doctors and surgeons are happy to advise on false allegation claims, including any allegations of misconduct (professional, sexual, employment etc.).


Simply enquire at [email protected] or call at 0800 567 7595, and our team will be happy to assist and advise with your defence.


Why Summerfield Browne?


Summerfield Browne Solicitors will aim to reach a settlement that will give you the peace of mind you need. Our team of specialist surgeon solicitors will robustly negotiate on your behalf, and endeavour to obtain the best settlement for you as soon as possible. We place great emphasis on client care, and believe that client relationships are the key to any successful law firm.

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Please contact us on 0800 567 7595 or by email at [email protected]


Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).

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We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only), Leicester and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.


We provide legal services all over England and Wales


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