I am a Partner and head the Medical Negligence team at the Cambridge office. Since qualifying as a solicitor, I have specialised in clinical negligence cases. I act on behalf of clients who have suffered serious injury, recovering substantial amounts of compensation to fund care, therapies and other needs. I also represent families at inquests where their loved one has died through negligent medical treatment, often with the aim of obtaining answers and bringing about changes to improve patient safety.
I act for both adults and children with brain injuries, spinal injuries such as cauda equina syndrome, or those who have suffered avoidable amputations.
I have substantial experience in handling birth injury cases involving children with cerebral palsy caused by delays in delivery or inadequate neonatal care. I represent mothers suffering from an injury during delivery or where there are failures to diagnose congenital conditions such as Down's syndrome or spina bifida during pregnancy.
I act for numerous clients who have suffered major strokes following delays in treatment. I regularly contribute to learning in the field of stroke medicine through speaking on the subject of patient safety and learning from mistakes.
"He has tremendous empathy for the clients and he has huge loyalty from them and the team. He goes the extra mile and looks at every aspect." – Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Very experienced, able to get his head round any kind of case, very good with clients and able to get the best from a case". – Legal 500, 2018/19
Sources say Guy "immediately puts people at ease and is very inclusive, an excellent communicator and completely thorough in his work." They also commend him as being "very smart and vastly experienced" – Chambers & Partners 2018
"He takes the time to get to know his client and their family; he is extremely approachable and committed to achieving the best outcomes." – Chambers & Partners 2017
"Very experienced, very able, great with clients and confident with all of the technical issues...leads with authority, care and aplomb – clients love him and he is a feared opponent." – Legal 500, 2017
Guy Forster is "a leader in his field and is superb with clients" – Legal 500 2016
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
For me, the most rewarding aspect is guiding a client along the way to achieving their aims. Whether that is to secure compensation to fund vital care and therapy needs, or simply getting the answers or apology they were seeking at the outset.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The sheer depth of knowledge and experience of the people who work here. There is also a strong ethic of team-working and the determination to get the very best results for our clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office, life tends to revolve around my three young daughters. When I get the chance to get away, I love running and getting outdoors.