Fletchers Solicitors, has strengthened its 29-strong medical negligence team with the appointment of Trevor Ward as a new senior solicitor.
Ward has over 30 years’ experience specialising in all areas of medical negligence, from birth trauma to general surgery claims.
He joins Fletchers Solicitors from Knights Professional Services where he was a partner at the firm dealing with complex medical claims. Prior to this, he spent over 32 years at Linder Myers Solicitors, where he was a partner for 27 years.
As Linder Myers was part of Fletchers’ Medical Law Network, a marketing network for medical negligence law firms, Ward gained experience working alongside Fletchers to support those who have suffered from medical negligence.
Ward will be responsible for handling the most serious, life changing medical negligence cases the firm receives, while also managing a small team within the department.
He was involved in the setting up of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) and has held a number of positions on expert panels, including elected chairman of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS) and past chair of the Legal Services Commission’s Clinical Negligence Funding Review Committee.
Mark Tempest, director of the serious injury medical negligence team at Fletchers Solicitors, said: “Trevor joins our team with a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in medical negligence, which will really help us to strengthen our offering to clients. Over his extensive career, he has built up a very strong reputation and we know he will be a great asset to our quality medical negligence serious injury team.”
Ward (pictured above) said: “Fletchers has an excellent reputation within the medical negligence sector, and while working with the Medical Law Network, I was able to experience first-hand the level of expertise within the firm and see the fantastic results the teams achieve for their clients.
“Much of my career has been spent working on behalf of clients who have become the victim of medical mistakes, so taking up a position within a larger firm that works extremely hard to get a fair resolution for medical negligence claims seemed like the perfect step forward for me.”