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Lime Solicitors expands into South East with seven experts

The clinical negligence team of Lime Solicitors is expanding its geographical reach into the South East with the transfer of seven experts from Sussex-based firm Mayo Wynne Baxter.

The move from Mayo Wynne Baxter has been a year in the making after the historic South East firm joined legal and professional services group Ampa in 2022, of which Lime Solicitors is its core consumer negligence brand.

Experts transferring to Lime Solicitors includes partners Gail Waller, Melanie Minter and Nick Garish, solicitors Stephanie Shorer and Natassja Hanlon, as well as trainee Sam Durrant and paralegal Andrea Roberts. The team boasts almost 100 years’ combined experience in clinical negligence claims, including still births, cerebral palsy, spinal injury, gynaecology and delayed diagnosis.

The transferring team will remain working in Brighton and surrounding areas.

Gail Waller, partner and clinical negligence expert, said: “We work incredibly hard for our clients and transferring to the Lime Solicitors brand will give us an even bigger pool of experts to share best practice with, work on key challenges and help even more people.

“We share a very similar approach to Lime Solicitors; focussing on early rehabilitation for our clients to ensure best quality of life, or targeting that much-needed apology for closure, particularly for surviving family members in fatal claims.

“While the first duty of a healthcare system is to do no harm, sometimes things go wrong and care falls below an acceptable standard, which can result in injuries or health complications.

“Clinical negligence claims play a critical role in safeguarding patients against negligent treatment, ensuring healthcare professionals learn from their mistakes to prevent something similar happening in the future – that’s why giving our clients a voice and fighting for them and their families is so important.”

Lime Solicitors’ clinical negligence team started in 2010 with partners Robert Rose, Neil Clayton and Nikki Fahey. It was based solely in Leicester until Neil relocated to London to develop the wider team in the capital.

In 2021, the London team welcomed several new experts when they transferred from Hudgell Solicitors and in 2022 the firm grew roots in the West Midlands. Since then, the team has grown to more than 45 people.

Head of clinical negligence Robert Rose said: “We’re thrilled that the Mayo Wynne Baxter team will be joining our brand and maintaining firm roots in the South East.

“They bring with them tonnes of experience and expert knowledge, we look forward to working together and obtaining closure, compensation, provider apologies and rehabilitative support for more people who need it.”


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About Lime Solicitors 

Lime Solicitors specialises in legal services for people and their families, offering nationwide assistance for personal injury, medical negligence, abuse, employment disputes, inheritance disputes, and professional negligence. 

The firm’s expert team stands up for the rights of individuals and works with them to achieve the best possible outcomes, providing transparent, approachable and sensitive legal advice.

In 2023, Lime Solicitors was awarded the Platinum Trusted Service Award by review platform Feefo – an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences. 


Part of legal and professional services group Ampa, Lime Solicitors is a certified B Corporation, meaning it has been verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. 

The firm has been listed in Best Companies 2022 as one of the top 100 best large companies to work for in the UK. It also ranked as a top 25 law firm, top 75 East Midlands company, top 75 West Midlands company, and top 50 large London company to work for. 

Lime Solicitors has hubs in London, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln and Sheffield. 

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