The clinical negligence team of Lime Solicitors is expanding its geographical reach into the West Midlands with the transfer of legal director James Anderson to Birmingham. Previously based in the East Midlands, James will now take the lead in developing the law firm’s clinical negligence offering in the west of the region.
James – who joined the team as a paralegal in 2013 before qualifying as a solicitor in 2017 and working his way up to legal director – specialises in birth injury, missed diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedic injuries and negligently-performed surgery claims. He said: “I am truly thrilled to have moved to the Birmingham hub and to be helping expand our offering in the city and wider West Midlands region.
“I became a clinical negligence lawyer because I am passionate about helping people. Giving my clients a voice and fighting to get the answers they deserve is extremely rewarding. 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.” Lime Solicitors’ 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. Since then, the team has grown to more than 40 people. Head of clinical negligence Robert Rose said: “Since joining us almost a decade ago, James has flourished into an excellent clinical negligence solicitor who has worked tirelessly to get answers for his clients and secure compensation to enable them to move forward with their lives.
“As part of this expansion, we will continue to provide excellent client services UK-wide, with further support in a different region of the midlands. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and shows positive, organic growth, as well as our dedication to investing in the development of our people.”