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Caring legal sense for all your requirements

12th June 2014

Caring legal sense for all your requirements

Thorneycroft Solicitors is one of the region’s leading law firms, delivering high quality legal services and advice. Founded in 1991, we have a reputation for providing the very best legal representation, as well as the highest levels of customer service, integrity, and above all, cost effective results.

As you are an existing client of Thorneycroft Solicitors, we’d like to introduce you to the full range of services we provide.

  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Dental Negligence
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Employment Matters
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Wills and Probate
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Divorce
  • Family Matters
  • Employment/HR Support for Businesses

Confidential Financial Health Check

Many of our clients ask us who they should talk to for advice on pensions, investments and many other financial matters.

We are now delighted to have entered into an arrangement with a select group of financial advisors who we know will offer our clients the very highest levels of service and expertise.

A free initial consultation is available at Thorneycroft Solicitors offices or in the comfort of your own home.

Do you need advice on any of the following?

  • Mortgages
  • Re-Mortgages
  • Life Assurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Income Protection
  • Buildings and Contents
  • Pensions
  • Investments
  • Business Advice
  • Personal and Company Medical Insurance

Estate planning checklist

18th March 2014

Estate planning checklist

helping you take care of your and your family’s future

  1. Are your Wills up to date?

    Time can really fly and it’s unlikely that you’re in the same position now as you were five years ago. It’s important that your Will suits your current circumstances, so why not take advantage of our FREE Will review service?

  2. Inheritance Tax

    The rules relating to inheritance tax are complex. Ensure that you understand whether inheritance tax will be an issue in your estate and if so, consider any steps that might be taken to mitigate the amount paid.

  3. Life insurance

    This is often overlooked in estate planning; however, it can be a very effective planning tool. It’s crucial to be aware of what your policy will pay out and to whom, as this may have tax implications for your estate.

  4. Lasting Powers of Attorney

    We all know someone who can no longer manage their own affairs through either mental or physical incapacity. Making an LPA provides peace of mind by allowing you to choose who would take on this role for you should you be unable to manage this yourself.

  5. Trusts

    Have you considered whether a trust could help to protect assets for your family? Maybe you are happily married and each have children from previous relationships, or perhaps you have a child with a disability. In these circumstances, trusts can be used to benefit you.

Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today

Call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple enquiry form.

Surgical negligence

22nd January 2014

Compensation claims for surgical negligence

in the UK millions of surgical procedures are carried out each year in both the NHS and the private sector. In the vast majority of cases the surgery goes to plan, and the patient makes a full and satisfactory recovery.

There are however occasions where the procedure goes wrong as a result of negligence, and in cases like these a surgical negligence compensation claim may be justified.

Types of surgical negligence claim

There are a variety of problems that can occur as a result of mistakes during surgery or poor post-operative after-care. At Thorneycroft Solicitors our specialist team have recovered compensation for many reasons including:

  • Anaesthetic awareness
  • Internal damage to organs
  • Infected wounds
  • Keyhole surgery (to any part of the body)
  • Nerve damage
  • Objects left inside patients after surgery
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Consent issues
  • Surgical complications
  • Poor surgical technique

Expert surgical negligence solicitors

The area of surgical negligence claims is a highly complex one and it is vital that you choose the right solicitor. At Thorneycroft Solicitors our clinical negligence team have extensive experience dealing with such cases and work with the country’s leading medical care experts to ensure that we only offer the very best legal advice.

If you or a loved one has been affected by surgical negligence and find the thought of taking legal action daunting, call our team to discuss the viability of your claim. We will look after you every step of the way.

Optical surgery

22nd January 2014

Eye surgery compensation claims

Whether you have suffered a delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosis or have undergone a procedure that has directly resulted in the condition affecting the eye, you may need to consider an ophthalmology compensation claim.

Types of opthalmic negligence claims

Opthalmic negligence covers a range of areas including:

  • Cataracts
  • Retinal detachment
  • Laser eye treatment
  • Glaucoma
  • Opthalmic tumours

Opthalmic negligence legal advice

Pursuing an ophthalmic negligence claim is highly specialised field. Whether you have experienced delayed treatment resulting in late referral by your GP or local optician; or inadequate or negligent treatment at an eye hospital or private clinic, it is important to find the right solicitor.

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we have a dedicated team who specialise in this field alone. There to advise you through each step of the process, from the initial advice, to possible treatment if required, we pride ourselves on our professional but caring approach.

Obstetric negligence

22nd January 2014

Pregnancy negligence claims

Whilst the majority of births take place without injury, obstetric care sometimes falls below acceptable standards which can have devastating effects on the mother and child. Whether you have suffered an injury during your pregnancy as a result of delayed or misdiagnosis, or a problem during birth that has resulted in injury to yourself or your child you may need to consider an obstetric negligence claim.

Types of obstetric negligence

Obstetric negligence can occur due to a number of reasons including:

  • Pregnancy negligence
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Incorrect monitoring
  • Maternal injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neonatal death

Obstetric claims are often some of the most expensive and complex claims that occur. It is vital that you find a solicitor who understands both the medical and legal issues involved in such cases. At Thorneycroft Solicitors our specialist team work with some of the top experts in this field to ensure that you receive both the correct initial treatment and care whilst also ensuring the long term requirements are carefully considered as part of the claim.

Obstetric negligence legal advice

Thorneycroft Solicitors not only have the right expertise and knowledge but we also offer a caring and sensitive service which recognises the individual needs of each medical negligence claim. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will proactively progress your compensation claim and will help you with any concerns you may have.


22nd January 2014

Gynaecology compensation claims

Gynaecology claims concern the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system. Invasive surgery can not only be very painful, it can also be a very vulnerable experience. If you feel that your treatment was poor and that you may have experienced incorrect diagnosis or substandard surgical treatment then please find a selection of procedures we can discuss with you.

Types of gynaecological claims

  • Cancer; including vaginal, cervical, ovarian and CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia)
  • Infections; including Chlamydia and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Uterine disorders; including endometriosis and fibroids
  • Ovarian disorders, including polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Genital prolapsed
  • Failed sterilisation
  • Inappropriate technical performance of a surgical procedure eg incorrect insertion of a contraceptive coil, badly performed termination of pregnancy or hysterectomy or incorrectly sutured episiotomy.

Many woman receive gynaecological surgery through the course of their lifetime and most of the time these procedures are diagnosed and treated correctly. We do see instances where the treatment has not always been carried out correctly, either at diagnosis stage when misdiagnosis has led to cancer or after care where clinical negligence led to infection or more surgery.

The Gynaecological surgery claim process

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we understand how upsetting it can be when treatment of this nature goes wrong and how it takes courage to stand up and say ‘this isn’t right and I am not happy with my surgery’. Thorneycroft Solicitors have experience dealing with compensation cases of a sensitive nature and will deal with your concerns or questions with respect and understanding. You will have a dedicated specialist who will look after your case alone and talk you through the process and answer any questions or queries you may have.

Fracture treatment

22nd January 2014

Misdiagnosis of fractures

Bone fractures are extremely painful and are often easy to detect especially if they are an open fracture (punctures the skin) but on occasion there are some closed fractures which are either missed or misdiagnosed and as a result can cause extreme pain and worsening of the initial fracture.

If you fractured a part of your body and staff in the A&E dept failed to diagnose your condition then you may be able to claim for misdiagnosis of fracture. If you have had treatment for your fracture that was poor, including misalignment, and resulted in increase pain and further surgery then you may also be entitled to make a claim.

Types of fracture claim

Fracture claims can result from a number different circumstances including.

  • Fracture misdiagnosis
  • Missed Fractures
  • Failure to order, or misinterpretation of X- rays
  • Misalignment of fracture
  • Whether it’s a major break or a subtle fracture it is important that you are correctly diagnosed early on as delays to treatment can result in long-term disability and surgery.

Fracture negligence specialist solicitor

Making a fracture negligence claim is a complex area and it is important to find a solicitor who specialises in this area of clinical negligence.

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we have a dedicated team that specialises in this field who can offer initial advice and support to assess the merits of each individual case.

Solicitors in Buxton

26th August 2011

Welcome to Thorneycroft Solicitors

Delivering high quality legal services and advice to
businesses and individuals in Buxton.

Solicitors in Buxton

Thorneycroft Solicitors is a full service law firm based in Buxton.

We provide a wide range of market leading legal expertise, advice and support to individuals and businesses in the High Peak area.

Buxton Solicitors – working for you

As legal specialists and forward thinking solicitors, we are committed to providing the highest quality of service, expertise and efficiency.

The greatest compliment we have is from the high level of repeat business provided to us by many of our clients based in Buxton. We pride ourselves on the calibre and quality of our team who are passionate about delivering excellent service to their clients.

Our office is conveniently located in the centre of Buxton, at 23 Terrace Road. Our postcode is SK17 6DU.

If you’re looking for highly trained solicitors, call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345 or make an enquiry

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Nursing care negligence

22nd January 2014

Care home claims & compensation 

Poor nursing care can arise in hospitals, nursing homes or in the community. When you are at your most vulnerable – whether very young, infirm or elderly, recovering from surgery or disease – you need to know that the nursing care offered is appropriate and of an acceptable standard. When something goes wrong the results can be shattering.

One group increasingly at risk is the “forgotten generation”. As our elderly population has grown, so has the requirement for nursing care to this vulnerable population and this area in particular has become under increased scrutiny.

Types of nursing care negligence claims

  • Substandard nursing care can arise in a number of areas including:
  • Poor hospital nursing care
  • Poor nursing home care
  • Poor community nursing care
  • Errors in medication

Poor care can lead to loss of dignity and even loss of life. With this particularly sensitive area of law you need specialist advice from lawyers who have the relevant expertise and are sensitive to the situation.

Nursing care specialist solicitors

Our expert team works with the county’s leading nursing care experts across a wide range of specialisms to ensure that we offer the very best legal advice. If you or someone you love has been the victim of poor nursing care, our team will give you initial advice on your case and look after you through every step of your claim.

GP negligence

22nd January 2014

GP negligence claims

GPs are generally the first point of contact for a person suffering an illness. Whilst they are not specialists in different areas, it is their role to identify problems, and refer patients to specialist doctors when necessary.

Whilst the general standard of GP care in the UK is high, sometimes this care can fall below an acceptable standard which can have sometimes serious consequences. In these cases a claim for GP negligence may be justified.

To speak to one of our specialist gp negligence team for a free initial interview call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 093 2030, or complete our simple enquiry form and we can call you back at a time to suit you.

Types of GP negligence claims

Many people have suffered illness or injury as a result of the treatment given to them by doctors or hospital staff who have not acted properly. Our expert team of solicitors understands the complexities of making a GP negligence claim and have successfully dealt with a number of cases resulting from:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to refer
  • Prescribing incorrect medication
  • Important symptoms ignored
  • A delay in diagnosis or treatment
  • Failure of a medical product or device

It is a GP’s job to ensure you follow the right course when it comes to finding a cure for your health problems, whether it be by giving you the right diagnosis or referring you to a specialist. Failure to do so can result in your suffering.

Specialist GP negligence solicitors

GP negligence teamOur team specialises in GP negligence claims. We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your doctor’s negligence claim.

To speak to one of our specialist GP negligence team call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 093 2030, or complete our simple enquiry form and we can call you back at a time to suit you.