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Specialist joins Prestigious Negligence Panel

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The Medical Negligence Team at Dutton Gregory is delighted that’s its team leader, Melanie Reynolds, has been accepted to the Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel of UK Charity, ‘Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)’.

The charity, dedicated to patient safety and justice, has been responsible for pioneering the concept of clinical negligence as a separate specialism within the legal profession, and set up the panel soon after it was established in 1982 as a point of referral that could be relied upon to safeguard the interests of patients and their families.

The AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel quickly built its reputation and became an essential quality mark for practitioners of clinical negligence law who could demonstrate exceptional client focus, high standards of service and a personal commitment to the individuals they represent.

‘This accreditation confirms to the legal profession and the outside world what the team and I, as well as many clients, already knew about Melanie’s knowledge, approach and dedication to her work,’ says Partner and Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury, Emma Menzies.

‘She is one of the most diligent, conscientious and experienced negligence lawyers I have worked with; holds herself and the team to the highest standards and we are delighted she has been recognised in this way.’

When asked how she feels about being accredited to the AvMA’s Clinical Negligence Panel, Melanie, who in addition to her supporting her clients and the team at Dutton Gregory, is an active member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Bournemouth and District Law Society, is clearly proud of her latest achievement.

‘It is tremendously satisfying to be invited to join a group that represents a high level of professional conduct and expertise. I very much look forward to making my contribution.’