Penningtons Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Guy Forster as an associate in its nationally recognised specialist clinical negligence team. Guy has moved from Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham to head the clinical negligence team in Penningtons’ Cambridge office.
With substantial experience in obstetrics/gynaecology, wrongful birth, negligent surgery and brain and spinal injury cases, Guy acts for claimants who have suffered injuries or illness in a wide range of circumstances. He has built a particular reputation for his expertise in fertility law cases across the UK and has advised on many high profile claims involving embryo mix-ups, laboratory accidents and screening issues.
Guy is recognised for his expertise in catastrophic injury claims and has represented clients with acquired brain injuries as well as children who have been brain injured at birth or born with congenital conditions such as Down’s syndrome.
Guy was shortlisted as a finalist for 'Assistant Solicitor of the Year' at the prestigious Lawyer Awards in 2010, having been named 'a rising star' by The Lawyer earlier that year. He is a member of the Law Society’s specialist clinical negligence solicitor panel and has senior litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Commenting on Guy’s arrival, clinical negligence partner Philippa Luscombe said: “We are very pleased to welcome such a well respected colleague. Guy will play an important role as we continue to extend the breadth of services offered by our team as well as its geographical reach. His specialist expertise in fertility law cases is a particular asset to our practice and complements our team’s reputation in birth injury cases. His presence in Cambridge will build on our track record in that area.”
Penningtons is ranked as a top tier firm for clinical negligence advice by both Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and The Legal 500. The latest issues of these directories respectively describe the team as 'remarkably helpful’ and ‘one of the leaders in the field’.