Respected medical negligence specialist joins Bridge McFarland

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 20 Apr 2017

BRIDGE McFarland has strengthened its leading position in clinical negligence with the appointment of a specialist with more than 30 years' experience in the region.

Shaun Rylands, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, is a member of the specialist Clinical Negligence Panel of Action Against Medical Accidents and a member of the Association Of Personal Injury Lawyers.

He joined the legal profession in 1984 and has previously worked for the Hull firms of Philip Hamer and Co; Gosschalks and Stamp Jackson and Proctor LLP.

In recent years he has specialised in acting for clients with catastrophic, life-changing injuries, ranging from children who have cerebral palsy and other birth injuries and adults with acquired brain injuries. He has led legal teams in settlements of damages of up to £7 million.

Shaun's focus is not just on the fight for compensation: he also seeks care and rehabilitation for his injured clients and support and understanding for their families.


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He has expertise in setting up rehabilitation and therapy packages for his clients; purchasing and adapting suitable accommodation for them; and setting up case management and professional care networks for both clients and their families.

Shaun said: "Bridge McFarland's compassionate and empathetic approach to client problems puts the firm in league with some of the top clinical negligence law firms in the country and I am looking forward to playing an instrumental role in the firm's ongoing success and growth."

At Bridge McFarland, he joins the clinical negligence department headed by Ian Sprakes and will be operating out of offices in Grimsby, Hull and Lincoln.

Ian said: "Shaun's experience, contacts and skills in handling complex, high value claims makes his appointment an excellent addition to our expanding team and will further add to our reputation in our clinical negligence service offering.

"The whole firm is delighted to welcome Shaun to the team."



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