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Chris Bird

Chris Bird Medical Negligence SolicitorSenior Associate Solicitor


Clinical negligence

Areas of expertise

High value medical negligence claims

Cauda equina syndrome claims

Surgical negligence to include bowel and bile duct injuries

Maternal birth injury claims

Necrotising Fasciitis


Chris has, since his teenage years, been strongly motivated by issues of justice and, whilst undergoing solicitors training, enjoyed supporting and dealing with claims for injured clients.

Following the completion of his law degree in Bristol in 1982, he spent several years working for the Crown Prosecution Service dealing with complex and serious crime.

After completing his solicitor's training in Bristol and qualifying as a solicitor in 1991, he worked for a number of firms in Bristol and in the South West dealing with personal injury and medical negligence claims, becoming a partner in a leading law firm.

Chris joined Glynns in 2007 and spearheaded the development of the clinical injury department.

Chris is a long standing member of the Law Society's clinical negligence specialist panel and has continued to fight for justice and compensation for those injured as a result of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of health conditions.

He has developed a particular expertise in dealing with brain injury and spinal injury cases and is an expert in handling claims involving cauda equina syndrome with devastating consequences.

Chris is married to Debby and they have two grown-up children. Whilst busy with his family, church and career, he makes time for writing and performing music and arranging community music events.

He also spends time mentoring law students.

Professional career:

Qualified as a solicitor: 1991

Joined Glynns Solicitors: 2007


University of the West of England (1982) LLB Hons


E: chris.bird@glynns.co.uk

T: 01275 334030

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"Before we contacted you we had no real idea that we had grounds for a medical negligence claim but after speaking to you if became clear that Wendy was indeed treated poorly. Chris took the time to explain what was happening and kept us to speed. Our deepest gratitude to you all and Chris in particular."

"I would like to say a big thank you to you for making this whole process easy and relatively painless. You kept me informed throughout and you were always polite and courteous in all forms of communication. I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family, so a really big thank you and I wish you all the best in the future."

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