A Liverpool lawyer has been given the seal of approval by the Law Society for his work across both clinical negligence and personal injury.
Carlos Lopez, head of clinical negligence at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, is the only legal expert in Liverpool to be accredited by the industry panels for the two practice areas.
It is the first time he has been accredited for his work in clinical negligence, while it is the third re-accreditation for personal injury.
The accreditations, which were confirmed this month, recognise specialist knowledge among the legal profession and act as a benchmark for clients when selecting the most appropriate solicitor for their needs.
Individuals are awarded an accreditation by the Law Society based on their technical expertise and quality of client service in specific areas of law.
And, Carlos’ double accreditation means his efforts across personal injury, which includes public liability, abuse claims and accidents at work, and clinical negligence, which focuses on matters where healthcare has been below standard, offers clients peace of mind and reassurance of expertise.
Carlos, who has practised law for 26 years and is already an assessor for the clinical negligence panel, said: “Quality, trust and experience should be at the core of any practice area of law, especially when dealing with claimants pursuing clinical negligence or personal injury cases.
“These are often extremely sensitive cases, with clients unsure about how they navigate the process and sometimes reluctant to hold those responsible to account. It’s therefore vital that the service they receive is of the utmost quality and tailored to their needs – this is something I’m incredibly passionate about, so I’m thrilled to be recognised by the Law Society.
“The accreditation is not only a recognition of how we operate but, importantly, it provides reassurance to clients that they are getting a high standard of service. I’m extremely grateful to Hampson Hughes for supporting me in my applications and am looking forward to taking the business forward.”
Hampson Hughes specialises in civil litigation, including road traffic accidents; accidents at work; and slips, trips and falls; as well as clinical negligence, sexual abuse claims, criminal injury claims and dog bite claims.
Emma McConlough, managing director at Hampson Hughes, said: “We’re extremely proud to have such an industry-leading expert as Carlos on our team, providing the very best in client services.
“To be recognised by both the personal injury and clinical negligence panels is a rare feat and is true testament to his versatility and commitment to achieving the best outcomes for our clients.
“We’re confident that Carlos latest round of accreditations will strengthen client relationships and pave the way for further team members’ panel recognition.”