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I am a Solicitor and will try and assist you.
I must tell you that I am a litigator but I do not work in the field of clinical negligence.
As a Solicitor - I can however tell you what some of the terminology means.
Top Ranked Chambers - relates to barristers chambers. Although Solicitors can represent you at court - they are the ones that are responsible for the day to day handling of your file. A barrister may be instructed by a solicitor to undertake a hearing on your behalf and this will be the barristers job.
If when you have choosen a solicitor - a barrister is going to be instructed to represent you at a hearing - then you could ask your solicitor if such barrister is from a top ranked chambers.
Legal 500 - relates to the largest 500 law firms. It is up to you as to whether or not this is right choice for you. They will have more staff - but you may prefer a more local expert.
The Law Society Clinical Negligence - is a law society accrediation scheme which the solicitor would have applied for and proved competence in the area to be accepted. You do want to look for this.
AvMA - is a charity - a solicitor can also apply to be assessed by them as competent. This is also a quality mark that you should be looking for.
I would reccomend that you shortlist a few - then ask for a free legal advice sesssion / telephone appointment. You can then during these appointments decide who you feel has the best expertise to do the job for you.
I hope that this helps.
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