Stuart Hanley, a specialist in medical negligence cases including claims for brain injured children, has joined Yorkshire law firm Neil Hudgell Solicitors.
Stuart, from York, has more than 20 years’ experience handling complex, high value claims against hospitals and GPs on behalf of patients, in particular children who have suffered brain injury or birth trauma such as cerebral palsy.
Stuart is listed in the Legal 500 where he is described as “experienced, knowledgeable and friendly”. He is also a registered Senior Litigator for APIL, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
He also has a number of other professional accreditations and memberships awarded only to qualified and very experienced practitioners who demonstrate proficiency working for a reputable and well-run firm with high standards of client care.
Stuart is on the Law Society’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Panels, the AvMA (Action for Medical Accidents) Clinical Negligence Panel and the Solicitors’ Panel of Headway, the brain injury association.
Stuart joins from Langleys Solicitors in York and is heading up the clinical negligence team at Neil Hudgell Solicitors’ Leeds office.
Stuart said: “I am very pleased to join Neil Hudgell Solicitors as it gives me the opportunity to work for a firm solely dedicated to helping the victims of medical or other accidents.
“I am committed to helping all clients, in particular children who’ve been brain injured due to poor and substandard medical care. I want to be able to make a difference to their lives and their families. I work hard to get the proper compensation so that the client can have the care and rehabilitation package that’s right from him or her and so that lessons can be learned by the hospital or GP to stop similar incidents occurring again.”
Neil Hudgell, Managing Director of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, said: “We are delighted that Stuart has become part of our team. His experience and credentials all serve to underline the high level and skill and expertise we provide our clients.”
Stuart’s appointment further strengthens the firm’s team of medical negligence experts which include Simon Wilson, Vince Shore and Chris Moore – all based at Neil Hudgell Solicitors’ Hull offices.
Stuart, who’s originally from St Helen’s in Lancashire, studied law at The University of East Anglia followed by Law Society Finals at Chester.