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Gadsby Wicks – Clinical Negligence Solicitors

In, 1993 Gillian Gadsby and Roger Wicks founded Gadsby Wicks specialising in litigation in the field of medical negligence  – also known as clinical negligence. We now have a team of 7 lawyers, all experts in this area of law, representing the interests of people who have been injured by a medical accident or through errors in treatment.  On their behalf, we pursue medical negligence claims and seek to get an explanation, apology and compensation for what happened.

We obtain many millions of pounds in compensation for injured people every year and we believe that this is due to the way we work.


Our personal approach

Phone-callMost solicitors will traditionally provide a range of legal advice services. At Gadsby Wicks we only represent people who have suffered from a medical accident. We do not and will not act for hospitals, or pharmaceutical manufacturers and we don’t accept instructions to deal with other areas of law. This, combined with our sole focus on medical negligence claims, helps us offer the highest level of client service with unparalleled legal expertise. And, unlike other firms, when we take on a claim we dedicate an experienced lawyer to the case from start to finish rather than passing it around a team.

We believe that access to justice should be available to everyone. That is why, if we take on your claim, we will find the best way to help you fund it without having to pay any money upfront, either to us or anyone else –  whatever your financial situation. And, if your case doesn’t succeed, you will pay nothing – guaranteed. See here for more information on funding your claim or download our Guide to Funding your Medical Negligence Claim.

Pat-monoOur experience and expert knowledge will ensure that your claim is dealt with as efficiently as possible, which will improve your chances of success. Most of our work is complex. All of it is of the highest quality and delivered to the most exacting standards. Our aim will be to obtain compensation for you and to get an explanation for what happened, at the same time helping to ensure where possible that no one else will suffer in the same way in the future.

Based in Chelmsford, Essex, we are centrally located to ensure that we can provide our specialist medical negligence services to clients throughout England and Wales. We also have access to medical experts across the UK who will help us with your claim.

We have built our reputation by combining compassion and understanding with the determination to succeed for our clients. But don’t just take our word for it: see what our clients say.


Specialist expertise

Gadsby Wicks medical negligence solicitors are widely regarded as being amongst the best in England and Wales, having been involved in many landmark legal cases. We are passionate about providing expert legal advice and excellent service and in recognition of this we have been awarded the Law Society’s LEXCEL Quality Mark, ISO9001 certification and the Investors In People accreditation.

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We have also been awarded the Legal Services Commission Quality Mark (sometimes known as a legal aid franchise) for our specialist work in handling medical negligence claims.


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A number of our lawyers are also members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme (sometimes known as the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel) and the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel, both of which require high levels of expertise in clinical negligence claims before admission. Click on our people profiles for more details.


Our guarantee

Making a legal claim can be expensive. Some firms cover their costs throughout the lifetime of the claim, charging clients ‘as they go’ for investigations, reports and the other expenses that are incurred as the claim progresses. When you ask Gadsby Wicks to help you, we guarantee that:

  • You will never have to pay us any money upfront
  • You will never have to pay anybody else any money upfront
  • You will not have to pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful
  • There will be no hidden costs

For more details see funding your claim


If you think you have suffered due to medical negligence and may have a claim for compensation or would like a second opinion on a case that has been turned away elsewhere, please call us now on freephone 0800 321 3112 and speak in confidence to one of our advisers. Alternatively, please complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you.



Comments from the Legal Press

We have retained our number one ranking for medical negligence solicitors in Essex in the latest edition (2015) of the Chambers and Partners Solicitors Guide, with the industry noting that Gadsby Wicks is “respected for its approach to challenging cases and its exceptional client care.”

Specifically, Managing Partner Gillian Gadsby is considered “an extremely experienced practitioner, admired by her clients.”