Gadsby Wicks, the premier specialist medical negligence solicitors firm in Essex and East Anglia, recently marked its impressive 30-year anniversary. Founded in 1993 by esteemed medical negligence experts Gillian Gadsby and Roger Wicks, the firm has earned a stellar reputation for its extensive expertise, skilled solicitors, and successful pursuit of justice for numerous claimants.
To commemorate this milestone, the Gadsby Wicks team gathered for a special celebration at the Talbooth Restaurant in Dedham. Joined by current and former staff members, as well as friends, family, and guests, the event served as a fitting tribute to this remarkable achievement. During the occasion, Gillian Gadsby delivered a heartfelt tribute to co-founder Roger Wicks.
Three decades dedicated to medical negligence
Gadsby Wicks takes immense pride in its unwavering focus on medical negligence law. Recognizing the complexity of this field and the importance of securing the best outcomes for clients, Gadsby and Wicks believed it was crucial for their firm to devote all its attention to this area of law.
Gillian Gadsby, Managing Partner of Gadsby Wicks, explains the firm’s approach: “We wanted to establish a practice that specialises exclusively in medical negligence, allowing us to concentrate our expertise where it matters most and provide the best service and outcomes for our clients.”
This guiding principle has remained constant throughout Gadsby Wicks’ entire 30-year journey. The firm has steadfastly adhered to this objective, attracting solicitors with exceptional expertise and a genuine passion for medical negligence law.
Gadsby highlights the importance of working with specialised solicitors in the complex realm of medical negligence: “Medical negligence is a highly intricate area, and it’s crucial that those affected by it collaborate with solicitors who specialise in this field. That’s what Gadsby Wicks has always been about – we work solely in medical negligence. This experience and expertise are what our clients can rely on when they have suffered due to their healthcare.”
Leading the way in Essex and East Anglia
Today, Gadsby Wicks boasts an exceptional team of medical negligence solicitors who possess comprehensive knowledge in various areas, including birth injuries, misdiagnosis, surgical complications, and delayed treatment. The team is led by Managing Partner Gillian Gadsby and supported by fellow Partners Tami Frankel, Alan Mendham, Tony Mitty, and Corrina Mottram.
Co-founder Roger Wicks played a pivotal role in the firm’s growth until his unfortunate passing in 2016. However, Gillian Gadsby has continued to build the firm’s outstanding reputation and fight for justice, answers, and compensation on behalf of their clients.
Gadsby expresses her satisfaction in helping individuals overcome the challenges life has thrown their way: “When someone is injured as a result of medical treatment, often there is no way to undo the harm. What truly matters is that our clients feel their experiences have been acknowledged and that someone is on their side, ready to fight for their right to justice. This lies at the core of our work and resonates throughout our entire team.”
Gadsby Wicks has become a standard-bearer for clinical negligence law not only in Essex and East Anglia but across the UK. The firm holds several distinctions, including being the first law firm in England with multiple solicitors recognised as accredited clinical negligence specialists by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The firm maintains an impressive 96% rate for settling claims outside the courtroom and Gillian Gadsby serves on the Clinical Negligence Specialist Panel for the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) charity. Gadsby Wicks is also a member of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) and holds Lexcel accreditation.
Additionally, the firm operates a community fund that provides vital support to local causes, including Kids Inspire, InterAct, and Essex Search and Rescue.
Gadsby emphasises the firm’s commitment to excellence in every aspect, from thorough investigations and strong relationships with impartial medical experts to the knowledge and compassion demonstrated by their solicitors. Their goal is to achieve the best results for clients and continually elevate the standards of medical negligence law throughout the country.
Looking ahead, Gadsby expresses gratitude for positively impacting the lives of numerous individuals affected by substandard treatment over the past 30 years and inspiring initiatives aimed at preventing similar outcomes for others. With a solid foundation in place, Gadsby Wicks is poised to make further strides in the years to come.