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Andrew Clayton, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches

Andrew Clayton

Managing associate



Andrew is a managing associate specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He has a broad practice with particular expertise in spinal injury claims, including those of maximum severity; complex orthopaedic cases; vascular injuries and disease; claims arising from amputations; and cases involving ophthalmic damage.

Andrew trained with Penningtons Manches Cooper and qualified in 2006. He is accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in clinical negligence claims.

Based primarily in the Guildford office, Andrew advises clients across the country. His clients have praised his knowledge and empathy, commenting: “We could not have wanted for a more professional, helpful, patient and exceptionally well-informed person to act on our behalf”; “rigorously hard-working”; and “a tower of strength to me at a particularly difficult time in my life”.

Recent work highlights

  • Achieving £9 million damages for a cyclist who sustained life-changing injuries in a road accident.
  • Settling a claim in relation to negligent vascular management, resulting in below-knee amputation, for £3 million.
  • Acting on a multi-million pound settlement of a claim arising from laser eye surgery.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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