LAMB Brooks Solicitors has expanded its medical negligence team – and one of its new arrivals is a man who has been involved in some headline-making cases.

The firm, based at Victoria House, in Winchester Street, has appointed Mervyn Fudge to run the team with solicitor Vicki May, who specialises in clinical negligence.

Their aim is to assist anyone who has been affected by incorrect, inadequate or negligent treatment by the medical profession.

Mervyn has many years of experience in the field of medical negligence, specialising in obstetrics and paediatric surgery claims.

He represented families at the public inquiry which centred around the deaths of a large number of children who underwent heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

The inquiry led to the publication of the Kennedy Report, which in turn resulted in a vast improvement throughout the NHS in the provision of paediatric cardiac surgical services, and greater emphasis across the medical profession on clinical governance and the performance of individual surgeons.

He has also represented a large number of the UK, New Zealand and Fijian servicemen exposed to radiation during the British atomic testing on Christmas Island, and was lead solicitor in the nationwide organ retention litigation.

Passionate about rugby – the Welshman played first class rugby for over a decade – he has been instrumental in setting |up and developing medical negligence teams for a number of law firms.

Lamb Brooks managing partner Robert Finlayson said: “Mervyn’s expertise and sensitivity to his clients’ needs are tremendous assets, and we are pleased that he has joined us to help those people in the local area who require care and support.”