Lime Solicitors expands into the South East

We have exciting news – our clinical negligence team is expanding its geographical reach into the South East, with the transfer of seven experts from Sussex-based firm Mayo Wynne Baxter.

This move has been a year in the making after the historic South East firm joined Ampa in 2022, the legal and professional services group of which we are the core consumer brand.

Experts transferring to our team include Partners Gail Waller, Melanie Minter and Nick Garrish, solicitors Stephanie Shorer and Natassja Hanlon, trainee Sam Durrant, and Paralegal Andrea Roberts. The team boasts almost 100 years’ combined experience in clinical negligence claims, including stillbirths, cerebral palsy, spinal injury, gynaecology and delayed diagnosis.

The transferring team will remain working in Brighton and surrounding areas.

Gail Waller, partner and clinical negligence expert, said: “We work incredibly hard for our clients and transferring to the Lime Solicitors brand will give us an even bigger pool of experts to share best practice with, work on key challenges and help even more people.

“We share a very similar approach to Lime Solicitors – focussing on early rehabilitation for our clients to ensure best quality of life, or targeting that much-needed apology for closure, particularly for surviving family members in fatal claims.

“While the first duty of a healthcare system is to do no harm, sometimes things go wrong and care falls below an acceptable standard, which can result in injuries or health complications.

“Clinical negligence claims play a critical role in safeguarding patients against negligent treatment, ensuring healthcare professionals learn from their mistakes to prevent something similar happening in the future – that’s why giving our clients a voice and fighting for them and their families is so important.”

Our clinical negligence team started in 2010 with partners Robert Rose, Neil Clayton, and Nikki Fahey. It was based solely in Leicester until Neil relocated to London to develop the wider team in the capital.

In 2021, the London team welcomed several new experts when they transferred from Hudgell Solicitors, and in 2022 the firm grew roots in the West Midlands under the leadership of Legal Director James Anderson. Since then, the team has grown to more than 45 people.

Our Head of Clinical Negligence Robert Rose said: “We’re thrilled that the Mayo Wynne Baxter team will be joining our brand and maintaining firm roots in the South East. They bring with them tonnes of experience and expert knowledge, we look forward to working together and obtaining closure, compensation, provider apologies, and rehabilitative support for more people who need it.”