Press and Media Coverage

S. J. Edney is a small firm, through choice. We believe that this enables us to provide our clients with the individual attention they deserve. Despite being a small firm, we have had a number of high-profile cases, which have featured in the local, national and international press.

See the press and media coverage for some of our high-profile cases:

Oxygen starvation

We are acting for a client and her 4-year-old son in a claim for damages against Great Western Hospital, Swindon, for oxygen starvation at birth which resulted in a brain injury, later diagnosed as cerebral palsy.

Catherine McLeod

Catherine McLeod died in December 2020. Her family are unhappy with treatment she received at various hospitals prior to her death, namely a failure to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Elliott Morley

Elliott Morley, an eight-year-old boy, suffered brain damage after developing meningitis. We are acting for Elliott’s parents on his behalf, against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation.

Sofia-Grace Hill

Sofia-Grace Hill, an 11-month-old girl who was rejecting solid food, had a button battery lodged in her throat for four months. Doctors thought she had tonsillitis or a viral infection.

S. J. Edney Solicitors

S J Edney Solicitors at Park Place , Swindon

S J Edney Solicitors is getting ready for an important milestone. On 1 July 2021 it will celebrate its 25th anniversary as a specialist personal injury/clinical negligence firm.

Dr Davinderjit Bains

Dr Davinderjit Baines Tinkers lane surgery

S. J. Edney Solicitors advised a number of women who were patients of a Dr Davinderjit Bains, a GP working at Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts.

Mr Timothy Crook

Timothy Crook

We acted for Mrs Janice Lawrence, the sister of Mr Timothy Crook who was charged with the homicide of both his parents (Robert and Elsie Crook) during July 2007.

Mrs Mayra Cabrera

Mayra Cabrera at Great Western Hospital

Mayra’s case was in the national news again during November and December 2009 as Great Western Hospital faces a prosecution over health and safety breaches linked to her death during May 2004.

Mrs Yvonne Shell

Yvonne Shell Bath Hospital

This case involved a delay on the part of the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath, in diagnosing lung cancer in one of our clients, Mrs Yvonne Shell, which had very tragic consequences for her.

Ms Karen Manning

Karen Manning Banbury Hospital

Ms Karen Manning (who was then aged 45) was admitted to the Horton Hospital in Banbury on 23rd July 2003 for a routine hysterectomy. Due to bleeding, a laparotomy and a left salpingo-oophorectomy were required.

Mrs Emma Cadywould

Emma Cadywould hit by train

Emma Cadywould was a 32-year-old mother of a six-month-old baby. She lost her life in December 2011 after making her way to a railway track and being hit by a train. She had been experiencing severe perinatal (or ‘postnatal’) depression.


swindon solicitor seamus edney

On 2nd October 2007, ITV Thames Valley ran a piece in their local news bulletin on whether a compensation culture existed for people who had pavement accidents.