The Legal 500 is a highly regarded resource that provides world-wide coverage of recommended law firms and leading individuals within the profession. The rankings follow extensive research and in-depth analysis of capabilities and expert opinion.
The latest issue of the Legal 500 acknowledged the “multi-layered nature of the practice” that enables Atherton Godfrey to handle a very wide range of cases, from birth injury to fatalities.
The clinical negligence team is described as having “a professional, co-ordinated approach with each fee earner delivering expertise” and their ability to “instinctively pick up on the key issues” was praised.
Clients welcomed the teams approach, commenting: “the team make you feel you matter. They aren’t intrusive but are very friendly and respectful”.
Whilst Christopher Noble, head of clinical negligence, was also singled out for praise, with one client commenting that he is “fantastic at explaining legal terms and proceedings in really simple terms”.
Atherton Godfrey has strong connections to key associations and charities such as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Association against Medical Accidents. It is one of only a few firms locally to be able to offer legal aid in birth injury cases.
Also highly rated, is the firm’s personal injury team, which handles complex cases involving life-changing injuries, fatalities and brain injuries, and was noted as a “strong force in the locale”.
John McQuater, head of litigation, was recommended as a leading lawyer. He was singled out for his “deep knowledge of the legal issues” and his “excellent communication with clients and other lawyers”.
Mr McQuater, who provides professional training for clinical negligence and personal injury lawyers throughout the UK, also holds specialist brain injury and fatal accidents accreditation.