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AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference 2022

Two of our Partners attended the Annual Clinical Negligence Conference which took place in March at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. It is hosted by the charity, Action Against Medical Accidents known as AvMA. The 2 day conference is an opportunity for Solicitors and Barristers who specialise in Medical Negligence law to attend talks given by legal and medical experts dealing with key issues, developments and changes in polices in the field of clinical negligence. All Solicitors in the firm are members of the charity and our Kathryn Watson is a member of their Clinical Negligence Panel. This achievement is a result of detailed assessment of her work and an interview following which she was appointed to the Panel in recognition of her expertise in this area.

The 2-day conference was extremely interesting and we were fortunate enough to experience talks given by leaders in the field of medicine and law. Keeping up to date with recent cases and judgements can only serve to further our specialist knowledge in this area and to enhance the service we can provide to our clients as specialists in medical claims.

You can find more details of AvMA and the work they do to further the rights of patients, promoting patient safety and justice at https://www.avma.org.uk/. They have been advising and supporting thousands of people affected by clinical negligence for 40 years and remain committed to improving patient safety, they have been very influential over that time in bringing about changes not only in the healthcare system but also the field of clinical negligence. We hope to continue to support this charity and to attend these conferences for years to come.

Joanne Davies, April 2022

Accreditation with Law Society and AvMA

For many years, Hilton Armstrong’s experience in handling clinical negligence claims has been recognised by accreditation with The Law Society and AvMA.

We are very pleased that Joanne Davies has now also been accredited by the Law Society and is now a member of their Clinical Negligence Accreditation.  This accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in clinical negligence matters.  Joanne became accredited on the basis of a detailed portfolio of her recent work and the accreditation will last for 3 years.

Following review of her recent work and a lengthy interview, Kathryn Watson is now a member of AvMA’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.  AvMA is a charity for patient safety and justice and their panel “has come to represent an essential quality mark for those clinical negligence practitioners who place clients at the centre of their practice.”  Her accreditation will last for 5 years.

We are pleased that the hard work and expertise of our solicitors has been recognised by the Law Society and AvMA as we continue to strive to provide the best service possible to our clients.

Kathryn Watson – April 2021