Lincoln-based lawyer Andrew Cragg has become an accredited member of the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.
AvMA is the UK charity for patient safety and justice and provides advice and support to people affected by medical accidents. Its work includes referring people to its panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors. The charity is keen to ensure that anyone with a concern about medical treatment should seek advice from a firm, such as Langleys, with proven experience and knowledge in this field.
Andrew, a senior associate solicitor in the medical law team at Langleys Solicitors, achieved the membership after a rigorous application process in which he had to provide written evidence of his expertise and attend an interview. He is already a member of the Law Society’s clinical negligence panel.
Andrew said: “I’m delighted to have met the criteria for AvMA panel membership – it’s further recognition of the very specialist field in which I work and I look forward to supporting clients through the AvMA referral process.”
Sally-Ann Robinson heads the medical law team at Langleys and is also a member of the AvMA and Law Society clinical negligence panels. “Andrew’s achievement further demonstrates the strength and depth of our medical law team which not only includes specialist solicitors but an in-house nurse as well,” said Sally-Ann.
The AvMA Panel Committee commented on Andrew’s application, saying that they were impressed ’with the client focus’ that was a strong theme of the application and that he ’demonstrated a good knowledge of the medical issues – this being a key attribute of an effective clinical negligence practitioner’.