Congratulations to Davies and Partners’ medical negligence specialist James Wickett, who has two reasons for celebration this month, having been promoted to Legal Director and successfully completing the opening of a new dedicated office in North Devon.
James, who has worked for Davies and Partners since 2003, has spent over 20 years working exclusively in the field of claimant clinical negligence, making him one of the most experienced specialist solicitors in the country.
James, who grew up in North Devon, worked in Davies and Partners’ Bristol office for several years. He returned to live in his home county and has spent the last few years developing a successful practice in the area, with the support of his assistant Kirrin Snell.
James has a strong reputation within the medical negligence sector having an enviable 100% success rate at trial and having achieved some of the largest settlements in the UK for specific injuries at the time. Claims pursued by James have also resulted in changes being adopted in NHS practice in areas as diverse as infant tongue-tie and the management of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
James has been involved in several high-profile and emotive medical cases including The Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry dealing with failings in paediatric heart surgery and The Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital Litigation, in relation to organ retention cases at Alder Hey Hospital.
Commenting James Wickett said, “I am delighted to have been promoted to the position of a Legal Director, following the development of a successful practice in North Devon, which has culminated in our opening of a dedicated office to support our clients throughout the region.
Medical Negligence clients in Devon had suffered from a lack of specialist representation in the past and we are pleased to be able to now offer clients a highly professional, expert service which can help them to gain the level of compensation they deserve for complex injuries caused by medical errors or due to avoidable delays to their treatment.”