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Rebecca Thomas , Duncan Lewis , Clinical Negligence Solicitor , Harrow

Rebecca Thomas

Director & Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

Awards Recommendation for Rebecca Thomas
Legal 500

Rebecca Thomas is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Personal Injury / Milton Keynes and Luton

"First-class lawyer"

Legal 500 2019 Edition.
Clinical Negligence / Milton Keynes and Luton
I am a Director of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury at Duncan Lewis. I supervise a team of solicitors, trainees and paralegals who are all dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients. In addition, I am responsible for risk assessing all of the clinical negligence and personal injury claims handled by the firm.

I am highly experienced in dealing with severe and complex clinical negligence and personal injury cases including, but not limited to; claims involving birth injuries, brain injuries, surgical injuries and orthopaedic injuries resulting from delay, misdiagnosis or negligent spinal or gastrointestinal surgery. I also have extensive experience in representing clients in ophthalmic cases including retinal detachment and laser surgery claims.

One of my more recent cases involved obtaining a six figure award of compensation on behalf of a client against two NHS Trusts in a complex case following an appendectomy. I also obtained substantial damages against a national firm of opticians on behalf of a client who permanently lost all sight in one eye as a result of the optician’s failure to recognise that the client was suffering from a retinal detachment.

I am a Recommended Individual in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 for both my personal injury work and my clinical negligence work.

Education

  • Postgraduate Solicitors Final Examination (The College of Law)
  • LLB (Hons) - University of Westminster

Career

  • Director at Duncan Lewis Solicitors 2016-present
  • Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury at Seddons Solicitors
  • Associate Solicitor at Seddons Solicitors
  • Associate Solicitor Fremont and Co
  • Trainee Solicitor at Fremont and Co
  • Admitted as a Solicitor 1994

Testimonials

I completely lost my vision in my right eye due to negligence. Rebecca was my solicitor and she has been absolutely great. The case was tricky, with a lot of experts involved including doctors and accountants. The case ended a few weeks ago and I got a six figure settlement thanks to Rebecca who has been proactive in this case from beginning to end." - Maria, 2016

Awards

  • Recommended Individual - The Legal 500, 2019 edition - Insurance:Clinical Negligence: Claimant/South-East
  • Recommended Individual - The Legal 500, 2019 edition - Insurance:Personal Injury: Claimant/South-East

Membership & Accreditations

  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)

Interests

  • Keeping fit
  • Travelling
  • Sailing

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