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Yvonne Agnew

Head of Medical Negligence - Cardiff

I'm one of the most experienced medical negligence solicitors in the country dealing with the most complex cases and achieving some of the highest value settlements nationwide. The team at Cardiff are knowledgeable experienced and dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients.

Yvonne Agnew

Get to know Yvonne

I qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and have over three decades of experience in representing clients who’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence.

I specialise in dealing with complex and high value clinical negligence cases and have extensive I experience in all types of medical negligence cases, particularly in relation to high value and complex birth injury, brain injury and spinal/vascular injury claims.

I’m known for my ability to achieve high awards of damages in maximum severity cases. I am also known for my tenacity and determination in representing families who are dealing on a daily with devastating injuries and need my support to achieve a better future.

Career highlights

One of my career highlights was when my expertise was recognised, and I was asked to form part of the working party appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government to advise on the implementation of the Redress Act in Wales.

I am also honoured to work alongside respected charities to ensure that the most vulnerable in society have the care and support that they need. I consider it a personal highlight every time a client can look forward to a secure financial future with the care they need to ensure a better quality of life.


I’m an accredited member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and am also an accredited member of AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents).

For the past several years, I've also been ranked in independent legal guides, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

The 2022 edition of the Legal 500 ranks me a ‘Leading Individual’ and states: "The hugely experienced Yvonne Agnew is one of the best solicitors in the UK at getting excellent results in very complex cases."

I’m also ranked in the 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners as a Band 2 lawyer, which states: “Yvonne Agnew is noted for her experience in the field of clinical negligence. She has strength handling claims relating to negligent post-operative care and birth injuries, including cerebral palsy cases."

The extra mile

I’m a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and am also an accredited member of the AvMA and Law Society Specialist Panels.

I enjoy doing my bit to support local charities happy to give of my own time to aid fundraising activities and encourage my teams to do the same.

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