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  • 2150+ cases in 26 years
  • NO WIN NO FEE – you pay nothing if you lose!

  • Millions of pounds in damages recovered
  • Children and clients lacking capacity do not pay a Success Fee if they win their case
  • Industry-leading success rates with accredited specialist lawyers
  • Local boutique firm with friendly lawyers

Have You suffered Medical Negligence?

Medical Negligence or clinical negligence is the term used to describe suffering that an individual has experienced as a result of malpractice by a healthcare professional (Either Private or NHS).

This could be due a to a number of reasons, such as, but not restricted to; Symptoms not diagnosed, incorrect diagnoses, being discharged to early, incorrect medication prescribed, surgical errors.  Unfortunately, any substandard work performed by healthcare professionals, can often cause injury/harm and in worst cases be fatal.

There is a review prior to any medical negligence case being looked at which often checks to see if, the Healthcare professional owed a duty of care to the patient, was this care breached, and as result of the breach, the patient suffered harm. If this is the case, then it is likely that you are due financial compensation, and this is where S.J Edney Solicitors can help. Read more about how our medical negligence solicitors can help you with a claim

Have you suffered personal injury?

Unlike medical & Clinical negligence, personal injury, is where a person has suffered harm through no fault of their own or a non-fault injury as it is often referred. S.J Edney have successfully won claims for many residents of Cheltenham for this and have built up a reputation as being successful personal injury attorneys. We have won claims for individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of, but not limited to;

RTA or Road Traffic accidents (both car and motorbike).

Injuries at work – be it due to lack of correct PPE, incorrect or insufficient guidance/training or instructions/procedures, poorly maintained equipment.

Slips, trips and falls in public places, due to poorly maintained paths, pavements or structures.

There are many aspects to personal injury claims and the different types of compensation you may be eligible. See more information on how our personal injury lawyers can help you.

Are you a victim of Dental Negligence?

Similar to medical Negligence, dental negligence is where a person has suffered harm or injury due to the failings of a NHS or Private dentist. Dental nurse or hygienist. S.J Edney have handled multiple dental negligence claims over the years for reasons such as, but not limited to; Poor results from cosmetic dentistry, Incorrect tooth extraction, Nerve damage and even accidents due to teeth whitening procedures.

If you believe that the health professional acted in a way that no responsible or reasonable practitioner would have done (“negligence”): and you have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a direct result of the negligent act or acts (“causation”) then S.J Edney is here to assist.

Read more on how we can help you with your dental negligence claim.

Elderly and Care Home Negligence

If your loved ones are placed into care, this is done on the understanding that they are being given the best care available. Over the last few years, due to cutbacks and poor training, we have found ourselves in the unfortunate position of looking after home care negligence claims.

Elderly residents falling over, incorrect medication, pressure sores and in the worst-cases, assault or mistreatment are just some of the claims that S.J Edney Solicitors have dealt with.

Often the hospital or care home provider will have no defence to the allegations of negligence and from experience, we know that these cases can help encourage changes to working practices and so help protect others from future harm. If you are aware of a family friend or relative that you believe has suffered unnecessary harm or injury in a care home then please feel free to get in touch. Read more guidance on elderly and care home negligence.

What is No Win No Fee?

No Win No Fee or CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement) as it is otherwise known, is the agreement that we make to you when taking on your claim.  This is a written agreement where we guarantee to you, that legal fees and expenses only become payable in certain circumstances.

In summary it means that we only take fees should we win if your case is successful. What are the fees? These will include courts costs, our fees and a success fee. (The success fee is the fee to cover the risk that No Win No Fee Solicitors such as ourselves take upon ourselves to act on your behalf for your claim). Pre April 2013, the losing party in a civil case would be responsible for paying the success fee, but this now falls to the winning claimant.

As an accredited lawyer, we will fully explain all circumstances and fees involved prior to taking on your claim. And as a small independent Solicitor, you will find that we are more open to full disclosure when it comes to any questions you may have.

In addition to the above though, it is worth highlighting that should the case be lost, you have no fee to pay! Meaning there is no risk to yourself. S.J Edney Solicitors have taken on 1,000s of personal injury, dental/medical negligence cases over the past 26 years and we have a +90% success rate.


Cheltenham Solicitors S. J. Edney specialise exclusively in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury compensation claims. If you have been involved in an accident, or have been the victim of medical negligence and have suffered physical and/or psychological harm, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other financial losses, even if the accident was partly your own fault.


We are no win no fee Solicitors with a high success rate and have gained millions of pounds in compensation for our clients during the last 26 years. We have a great reputation as a highly accredited Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Solicitors in Cheltenham with an excellent reputation for client satisfaction. Please read our Testimonials and our Press & Media coverage.


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S. J. Edney Solicitors have been established since July 1996 and have offices in Swindon, Cheltenham, Oxford and Bristol. S. J. Edney Solicitors are Personal Injury Solicitors. Seamus Edney has over 30 years’ experience of personal injury and clinical negligence work and maintains an exclusively Claimant specialist practice.

Seamus is one only of a handful of solicitors in the country to be on Law Society’s Specialist Panel for Clinical Negligence. He is also on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. He holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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We are members of:

  • The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Lawyers’ Service
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

We only act for victims of accidents. We specialise exclusively in personal injury and medical negligence cases.

S. J. Edney are a small firm (out of choice) and we believe that the key to our success is to ensure that we provide all our clients with an excellent service at all times – we know if we don’t, we simply will not survive. We have excellent testimonials. Please read some of these here.

We are no win no fee Solicitors – you pay nothing if you lose!

Starting a case on a no win no fee basis means that if your compensation claim is not successful, you do not pay your solicitor’s fees.

If we win your case, the majority of your legal costs are likely to be paid by the defendant party, or their insurers. This enables people who have a valid claim to pursue a legal action, even if you don’t have the funds available for costly legal bills.

The amount of compensation depends upon the circumstances of each specific case. For example: a medical negligence claimant whose complications caused a lifelong disability will likely be awarded many times the level of compensation awarded to someone who had a fall which kept them off work for a few weeks. Once we have details of your injuries and financial losses, our no win no fee solicitors will be able to give you an idea of what compensation you could receive. Contact us to discuss your claim. Please read some of our past cases to find out if we have a case similar to yours and the amount of compensation we have achieved for previous clients.

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An initial telephone consultation is usually adequate for us to establish if you have a claim which can be handled on a no win no fee basis. Although not always necessary, our clients will often visit one of our offices to discuss the claim in more detail, or we can visit you at home or in hospital. We conduct our own investigation into what happened and, if we feel that you have a valid case for an accident claim against a third party, we will begin the legal process on your behalf.

Because we have high success rates, we are confident of a successful outcome and you may receive significant damages, depending on the extent of your injuries. Sometimes, a case will go to Court if the other party wishes to fight it but usually this is not necessary, particularly if the other party accepts liability and makes a reasonable offer to settle a client’s case out of court. Either way, you will work with a highly qualified, local Swindon solicitor who is a specialist in no win no fee claims and we will fight very hard to win your case and obtain maximum compensation for you.

If you need a dental or medical negligence solicitor or a specialist in accident claims or elderly care claims, why not contact S. J. Edney free, to discuss your accident and discover if you have a claim for compensation? You have nothing to lose!


We have over 30 years experience and know that our highly experienced, yet friendly approach will put you at ease. Seamus is approachable, personable and achieves excellent results for clients.

Speak to our No Win No Fee Solicitors Now!

If you need a dental or medical negligence solicitor or a specialist in accident claims or elderly care claims, why not contact S. J. Edney free, to discuss your accident and discover if you have a claim for compensation? You have nothing to lose! Contact details for our solicitors are below so that you can speak directly to our solicitors about your claim.

Cheltenham Lawyer SJEdney Solicitors, No Win No Fee, Medical Negligence

Seamus is one only of a handful of solicitors in the country to be on The Law Society’s Specialist Panel for Clinical Negligence. He also holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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We have been acting for a client (now aged 55) who was involved in a road traffic accident on 22 July 2019 when she sustained a rotator cuff injury to her left non-dominant shoulder. She was also badly shocked and shaken. Briefly, our client was driving her motorcar along a busy A road. She wanted to turn right off the main road to a side road and had looked in her rear view mirror, slowed down, indicated and eventually came to a standstill as there was oncoming traffic but she was then struck f [...]

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We have been acting for a Mr Philip McLeod, the husband of Catherine, a much loved wife and mother who sadly died on 12 December 2020 aged 70. The family are unhappy with treatment she received at various hospitals in the West Country prior to her death. Briefly, Cath had a longstanding heart problem. From about 2003 she had regular check-ups at various Cardio Clinics. During 2018, she was referred to hospital for her heart condition. In 2020, there was a deterioration in her cardiac symptoms an [...]