Andrew leads the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury teams. In Chambers and Partners he is noted for his, “keen eye for detail, excellent interpersonal skills and high level of empathy shown to the client”.
Andrew’s speciality lies in assisting those patients and their families who have suffered from brain injuries, including Cerebral Palsy claims following birth.
Andrew also has a wealth of experience in dealing with a broad range of clinical negligence matters including severe delay in diagnosis, surgical error and preventable suicide.
Andrew has a pragmatic, tenacious but fair approach to seeking justice for those who have suffered as a result of a medical accident.
I'm writing to thank you for your sterling work on our case over the past four years. Your calm professionalism and sensitive handling of our case has been a credit to you and your company. While the compensation you've secured won't give back my wife's lost years and lost health, it does help to ease the burden of costs and enable access to private care that would otherwise have been out of our reach. I was never in any doubt that my wife's life had been inexorably changed by medical negligence but it needed a capable and professional law firm to fight our case and navigate the inevitable hurdles thrown up. Please accept our profound thanks to you and your team.
Andrew Cragg displays impressive proficiency in high-value clinical negligence matters, with notable expertise in birth injury and cauda equina claims. He demonstrates additional skill in tackling complex funding and causation issues in cases of negligent surgery. Clients say: "He is absolutely flawless in his work and goes above and beyond what one would expect," adding: "He is always available when needed, he leaves no stone unturned and his commitment to clients is superb."
Chambers and Partners, 2019 | Band 1
Practice head Andrew Cragg, associate Helen Rundle and associate chartered legal executive Helen Murphy, who is experienced in personal injury matters, form the heart of the practice, with Cragg’s recent work including a seven-figure cerebral palsy claim concerning sub-standard birth management and the successful settlement of a cauda equina syndrome case involving misdiagnosis. Additionally, Cragg settled a claim for a client who had suffered a dislocation of the hip because of a failed total hip replacement surgery. Former partner Sally-Ann Robinson works as a consultant for the firm.
Legal 500, 2018
Has a very practical approach to his cases and was always ahead of the game…always showing compassion and that he understood there was a person at the centre of this whole case who, through no fault of his own, lost everything.
Andrew Cragg specialises in medical law and has recent experience of delay in diagnosis of cancer cases. He is "very bright, switched-on and organised," according to market commentators.
Langleys Solicitors LLP wins plaudits for its ‘very professional’ and ‘switched-on’ approach. The practice works closely with the Court of Protection and trust teams, and an impressive caseload includes delays in cancer diagnosis, cerebral palsy and abuse claims. Sally-Ann Robinson has a ‘deftness and sureness of approach that cuts through difficult problems’, and Andrew Cragg, who is ‘very bright’, is a specialist on preventable suicides.