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About Us

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Why we are different

Handley Law helps you to get back on your feet and back doing what you love to do. By helping women with medical negligence claims we feel part of a community – it can be hard to go through tough times or situations, it’s always good to talk it out with someone. If it’s a female issue it makes sense to talk it out with another female. We should not apologise or be silent about issues that affect us.

Everyone has a voice and we all need practice at listening more to one another. Medical practice will only change when people start to listen to each other. There are so many incredible women who have been through tough situations and they need to have a voice so that medical negligence stops happening.

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Our Solicitors for Women team is all female and we deal with all aspects of womens health including gynaecological, cosmetic surgery and urogynaecological matters. We understand the impact of injuries on fertility and womens sexual health. We offer a boutique practice focussing on womens sexual and reproductive health.

About us: where are we?

Although we are based in the North West we provide advice and assistance to clients all over the UK by email and phone.

About us: what do we offer?

We are proud to offer a professional and friendly service. We are committed to providing the highest level of client care and to know each of our clients. We are a boutique practice offers a unique understanding about womens health.

Women, consistently in almost all arenas in our daily lives, have less opportunity to be heard. They are consistently let down in matters of female gynaecology. We are here to reset the balance. To raise awareness and champion the cause. From periods of menopause, fertility to cancer we understand what matters.

About You: How Much will a Medical Negligence Claim Cost Me?

We understand how devastating being a victim of medical negligence can be. It affects your physical and mental health. It impacts on your financial circumstances as you take time off work to recover. Perhaps you cannot return to work. Being unable to work for an extended period of time, paying for rehabilitation or home adaptations, and covering everyday living expenses creates additional stress and worry.

We work on a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement called a Conditional Fee Agreement. With a ‘no win no fee’ structure, you do not pay anything until your case is settled successfully. Only once your claim is successful do you pay for the legal services provided and this is capped at no more than 25% of your compensation.

You and your loved ones will have no up-front financial risk and your case will be insured to protect you from costs. We can discuss this more when you get in touch.

About You: Who Pays for a Medical Negligence Claim?

All of our medical negligence cases are structured under a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement. If your claim for medical negligence is un-successful, and you have cooperated fully with your case, then you will not have to pay our costs. We insure your case if you don’t already have insurance in order to protect you from any costs from the other side or any costs we have to pay.

Instead of worrying about the financial aspect of bringing your claim, you can focus on your treatment and getting better. Our medical negligence solicitors will take great care to make sure you get the best service and that we really understand you and your life and how your injury has impacted on it.

Who am I?

I am the principal of Handley Law and my name is Dr Victoria Handley. I qualified as a solicitor in 1998. I have a Masters degree and a diploma in Personal Injury Litigation. I obtained a PhD in 2006 from Manchester University on the topic of Lord Woolf’s Access to Justice. Dr Victoria Handley

I have previously worked in several large claimant and defendant practices as well as running a multi-disciplinary practice until I set up Handley Law in 2010 to focus on injury claims affecting women.

It is important to have positive female role-models – to help motivate us, for inspiration, to give us guidance, to see positive reflections of ourselves in society.

If you want to know more then look at my Linkedin profile here.

My understanding of negligence law has helped women have a voice. The victims of negligence should not be put off from claiming. It is not acceptable to injure someone.

Complaints Procedure

We pride ourselves in the exemplary care we provide to all customers. If however you feel that these high standards have not been met in your case and would like to speak to someone regarding this please email

I believe in a zero harm culture not a zero compensation culture.

Our tag lines are #inyourcorner and #heretomakeadifference #solicitorsforwomen because that is what we do.


  • Jason

    Been fantastic very helpful and they care

  • Lisa

    Outstanding service from start to finish, I totally recommend Dr Victoria Handley for any medical negligence claim, thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication, my positive outcome is greatly appreciated.

  • Linda

    My claim was handled very well. I was kept informed frequently. They dealt with sensitive issues with care and respect.


  • Tom


    Nothing but total praise for the way they handled my wife's case

  • Lisa


    Absolutely fantastic. Efficient and dedicated stuck with the case through thick and thin and got a super result.. I felt that not only was Victoria my solicitor but also my friend she's talked me through the most difficult period of my life and kept me fighting. Highly recommended she will not let you down as she stands up for women that don't have a voice...

  • Anonymous

    Medical Negligence Claim

    Outstanding service from Dr. Victoria Handley for my medical negligence claim.

    I would definitely recommend Handley Law because of their hard work and first class service and dedication.

  • Paul

    Caring Compassionate and Understanding Service

    Almost Five years ago i started a journey following what i thought would be q straight forward operation that has effected and changed my life. I was lost and needed support and direction. mostly someone to listen to me and understand how i was feeling and help me understand what had happened to me. I felt i had no control of the direction i was taking in life. Thats when i came across Louise at Handley Law.

    From the first contact i could see people who actually cared about you. your thoughts and feelings where understood and listen to with compassion . The team and it is a team work together to make you feel this way. regular contacts and updates. the Legal expert not only advised on the case but also helped me understand what had actually happened to me enabling me to move forward and plan the future. The counsel chosen for me was just superb and explained things clearly and precise to me. It was never about the money but i am very happy for what they obtained for me . It was more the acceptance that the treatment of me happened the way it did. This put my mind at rest.

    I hope i am never in this position again but if i ever need legal representation in any matter again Handley law will be on the top of my list. I would recommend them to everyone i know if they ever needed legal advice with no hesitation. i am and will be forever great full to Louise and her team. thank you so much

  • David

    I cannot thank Miss Handley & her team enough. She took my case on, as it started in 2004. She investigated all aspects of my treatment and hired the best brief and exspert in hip-replacement, Dr. Scott and won my case, in a out-of-court settlement in Jan 2021.

  • Anonymous

    Mum's never ending story......

    Louise Knight took over a year after another in the firm disappeared. I’m sure if Louise had been on the case it never would have taken 4.5 yrs.
    I found her compassionate in my stress of Mum being neglected in hospital care homes/ nursing homes.
    Every step of the way, kept informed, regarding reports and settlement.
    Nothing was too much trouble, the tenacity was remarkable. A horrid end for Mum but some satisfaction in certain establishments were much aware of lack of safeguarding.

  • Anonymous


    Louise is amazing! David to!

    Fantastic service from start to finish. Would highly recommend.

  • Lisa


    Victoria handled this case perfect. She was calm, efficient and also re-assuring even at times I wanted to give up. She wants the best for her clients and does not stop until it is achieved, she made this although long as most cases are very easy to deal with, sorted all appointments gave honest advice and I can't thank her enough for putting up with me for 5 years. Brilliant result thankyou.

  • Jean

    Review for Handley Law

    Professional, efficient, friendly.

  • Medical Negligence TVT Mesh

    Handley Solicitors have handled my medical negligence case with the upmost professionalism and integrity. They were always available to talk about my case and kept me updated throughout of its progress. I felt they truly cared about my case and wanted justice for me. Very highly satisfied.

  • Anonymous

    This is the only time I have had cause to deal with a solicitor, apart from relating to purchasing property. In the beginning of the process I was frustrated by the pace of proceedings. However I now realise that this illustrates a level of naivety on my part as a newcomer to legal proceedings in general. Overall I have found the process of pursuing a case of medical negligence very stressful and upsetting. However throughout Victoria Handley has personally supported and comforted me at times of particular stress. She has been straightforward and clear in explaining the situation and my position and I am truly grateful for this. The outcome is as good as could have been hoped for, given that the defendant continued to deny liability. Therefore I am satisfied that Victoria Handley has enabled me to achieve a settlement. I feel a great sense of relief and this is directly because of the work Victoria Handley has undertaken on my behalf.

  • Anonymous

    I highly recomend Victoria Handley, I have every confidence that you will receive her very best attention, legally or personally. Victoria is a breath of fresh air, her attentiveness is second to none, you are made to feel at ease straight away cared for as a person & not just a client.

  • Mr M Johnson – Road Traffic Accident

    “I was very happy with the service I received. I was confident that Handley Law would win my case. My case was dealt with very professionally and I was kept informed every step of the way.”

  • Mr D Woodland – Criminal Injuries Compensation

    “You’ve been most helpful. Thank you.”

  • Miss J Da Costa – Road Traffic Accident

    “Thank you for all you have done regarding my case. Your prompt & professional response has made this process hassle free!! Thank you again!!”

  • Miss P Hall – Road Traffic Accident

    “Thank you so much for all your hard work in my accident claim. It was much appreciated.”

  • Mr R Duggan – Road Traffic Accident

    “Received the compensation payment today. Many thanks for all your help. Will certainly recommend you.”

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