Gillian Gadsby and the late Roger Wicks - both experienced litigators - set up Gadsby Wicks Solicitors in 1993 in recognition of the need for injured patients to gain access to specialist legal expertise. Well-known and respected for their work in achieving compensation for people harmed by medical negligence, from the outset the firm has worked exclusively in the field of medical negligence and only for claimants.
Access to justice
Believing that everyone should be able to gain access to specialist legal advice regardless of their financial situation, Roger and Gillian’s pioneering approach to funding ensures that injured patients can proceed with their claim without having to pay any money up front. Since Roger's death in January 2016, Gillian Gadsby has remained at the helm of Gadsby Wicks as Managing Partner. She and her colleagues - all specialist medical negligence lawyers - continue to drive its success in achieving millions of pounds in compensation every year for people harmed through medical mistakes.
“You can never achieve justice for someone who has lost a loved one or whose child is disabled because of a medical accident. What we can do as lawyers is give them a voice and help them get financial compensation to help them deal with the consequences.”
Roger qualified as a Solicitor in 1971. From 1994 to 2000, he was Chief Assessor to the Law Society’s Medical Negligence Panel and, in 1998, was President of the Mid-Essex Law Society. He lectured extensively to lawyers and doctors as part of their continuing professional education and was a contributor to numerous legal and other publications.
He successfully handled a wide range of claims, specialising in those that are more complex. Roger was involved in several landmark cases and obtained significant compensation awards for a number of families including over £7million for a cerebral palsy claim and more than £2.2million for a midwife who suffered a heart attack and brain damage from an undiagnosed cardiac condition.
Co-Founder, Gadsby Wicks
“Roger was a highly respected lawyer who devoted a large part of his career working at the forefront of clinical negligence litigation. He made many friends over the years and his role in building Gadsby Wicks and campaigning on behalf of victims of medical accidents is one we are all extremely proud of. He will be enormously missed by all of us who knew him – colleagues, clients and fellow professionals.”