Kym Provan Partner

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Contact Details

“She is very tenacious and fights very hard for her clients.”

Chambers and Partners 2018
Kym heads our clinical negligence team in Southampton

Main areas of practice 

Kym has experience in dealing with a range of clinical negligence claims but has particular expertise in claims arising out of catastrophic injuries, cauda equina syndrome (nerve damage) and delay in diagnosis of fatal conditions. 


She has successfully pursued claims for clients with a wide range of injuries, against individual practitioners, NHS Trusts and private hospitals, securing compensation ranging from £10,000 to several hundred thousand pounds. 

Significant experience 

A few examples of cases conducted by Kym to date include:

  • £400,000 in compensation for cauda equine syndrome following spinal surgery
  • £55,000 in compensation for negligent hand surgery
  • £35,000 in compensation for a delay in diagnosing compartment syndrome
  • Secured compensation in excess of £1million for delay in diagnosis of a life-threatening soft-tissue infection
  • £62,000 in compensation for poorly performed knee replacement operation

Kym’s Blog

AvMA 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner

A number of lawyers from the BL Claims Solicitors Clinical Negligence department were fortunate enough to be invited to the AvMA 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Friday evening at the Grand Connaught rooms in London.

Ongoing failure to properly review chest x-rays leads to missed cancer diagnosis

I was very concerned to hear on the news that the care quality commission found during an inspection at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth in July 2017...

Positive insight from the University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust AGM

Our Clinical Negligence expert, Kym Provan, attended the annual general meeting of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. In this blog, she provides an insight into the meeting and her thoughts.

Articles by Kym

£200,000 settlement reached for negligent treatment following knee surgery

Case study

An NHS Trust was liable for clinical negligence where it was negligent in its treatment of a 30 year old woman, resulting in the diagnosis of Post Thrombotic Syndrome which greatly affected her personal and working life. Here is an overview of the case

Settlement agreed for spinal injury case

Case study

Our clinical negligence team agreed settlement of cauda equina syndrome - a spinal cord injury which was caused by delayed diagnosis. Read more about how we successfully assisted Mr E with his claim.

BL Claims Solicitors recover over £100,000 for negligent orthopaedic surgery

Case study

Kym Provan a partner in the clinical negligence team at BL Claims Solicitors has successfully agreed settlement of a claim resulting from negligent orthopaedic surgery for a woman in the north west of England.

Related Knowledge & Resources

My visit to Dorset Orthopaedics

Patricia wakeford visited the Dorset Orthopaedics' Ringwood Office to see how they help their clients. Read about her visit here.

The costs conundrum: Access to justice but at what price?

Elizabeth O'Mahony discusses the costs of getting access to justice in PI Brief Update.

Smile4Wessex funds new 3D technology at Southampton General Hospital

Smile 4 Wessex has agreed to fund the purchase of a 3D endoscope for Southampton General Hospital.

Guide to Clinical Negligence Claims

Clinical negligence claims arise when incorrect medical treatment is provided. Claims can be complicated and require specialist opinions.

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Liability in a clinical negligence case

Our Clinical Negligence team provide guidance on the issue of liability in clinical negligence cases. Here is a guide which covers what you can expect to happen during your claim.