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Posted 5 November 2014
byStephen Burtchaell

Tozers tops medical negligence rankings in 2015 legal directory

Devon law firm, Tozers Solicitors LLP, has been recognised as a Band 1 firm in the legal bible Chambers & Partners 2015 for its work in clinical negligence for claimants in Exeter and surrounds. Tozers is the one of two firms in band 1 for this category.

Richard King of Tozers was ranked as a notable practitioner for Charities as his “level-headedness, clear and calm advice and professionalism” make him a go-to adviser for numerous third-sector clients. He continues to advise clients from the ecclesiastical and education sectors, on issues spanning incorporations, constitutions and commercial property.

The “incredibly knowledgeable” Stephen Burtchaell of Tozers LLP works predominantly on property matters for social housing clients, such as site acquisitions and funding agreements and he was also ranked as a notable practitioner for Social housing.

The legal directory, which was launched on during the evening of 30 October 2014, states that Tozers’ medical negligence team: “Maintains a strong reputation for its handling of cases of Erb’s palsy. Also advises on a significant number of high-value birth injury cases.” In addition the team: “Achieved a six-figure compensation sum for a child claimant whose arm was disabled after mismanaged birth.”

With regard to Tozers’ strengths, a source was quoted as saying: “Certainly in the South West, Tozers has a big clinical negligence presence.

Chambers & Partners 2015 goes on to say of Tozers’ notable clinical negligence practitioners:

Endurance Arthur is known by barristers and solicitors alike as a “good, conscientious lawyer” who is also “very able and diligent“.”

Stuart Bramley is particularly strong in fatal and inquest cases. He has significant prior experience in advising defendants.”

Chambers & Partners also carried a glowing endorsement of former Clinical Negligence team leader Tim Dyde, who sadly passed away on 15 October. The directory observed that “Department head Tim Dyde has extensive experience in cases of Erb’s palsy. Market sources commend him for his level of dialogue and responsiveness.”

Tim’s funeral was held on Thursday 30 October and was well-attended by fellow lawyers amongst many other mourners. The Chairman of Tozers, Graham Bond, noted afterwards that: “It is with huge sadness that I paid tribute to Tim Dyde at his funeral last week and yet somehow fitting that his reputation succeeds him such that, later on the day we said goodbye to a dear colleague and friend, he is commended by his peers in the Chambers legal directory 2015. I know that Endurance Arthur and Stuart Bramley, along with their fellow partners and lawyers in the Tozers’ medical negligence team, will continue Tim’s great work in creating a top clinical negligence team. Many congratulations go to them for their inclusion in this most recent edition of Chambers UK.”

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Stephen Burtchaell

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor

Partner within the social housing team specialising in non-contentious RP property law