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First rate healthcare is the primary objective for all health providers. But if patients are dissatisfied and claims are brought, this can be a source of great stress for everyone involved. We understand the challenges you face and we provide pragmatic solutions, handling claims quickly, efficiently and sensitively and collating evidence to help you reduce risk.
One of the largest dedicated clinical negligence teams in the UK including 11 partners representing healthcare providers across the UK.
Members of the NHS Litigation Authority and Medical Protection Society panels as well as acting for insurers of private healthcare providers.
We have extensive experience of claims, from large obstetric brain damage and shoulder dystocia to claims against prison healthcare providers.
Advising NHS clients in relation to multi-million pound settlements by way of Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs).
Joint and several defendant proceedings.
Review and “lessons learned” in regards to claims, inquests and complaints.
Pioneering solutions – we devised a unique process for handling hundreds of claims from children who had been inappropriately medicated using a panel of experts who meet with the parents to decide on all the issues without going to court.
Known for a tenacious and thorough approach to investigations on complex cases, resulting in favourable liability settlements on cerebral palsy cases saving the NHS millions of pounds.
In July 2016, the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) published its report ‘Learning from mistakes’ which looked into how the NHS failed to properly investigate the tragic death of Sam Morrish, a three year-old boy who sadly died from sepsis in December 2010.
Healthcare is without doubt one of the most significant areas of growth for big data analytics.
In the recent case of Clair Sellar-Elliott v Dr Sarah Howling (2016) EWHC 443 (QB) permission was refused to appeal an order of Master Cook that the defendant make an interim payment of £100,000 where causation remained in dispute and the defendant was not yet obliged to serve its expert evidence.
The Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in Sarpd Oil v Addax Energy SA & ANR (2016) EWCA Civ 120.
They are excellent lawyers who are easy to contact and have a can-do attitude. They're calm in a crisis and offer a wealth of experience.
They are fantastic in quality and in terms of the analysis they present.
Their staff are friendly and engaging and they consistently demonstrate a tenacity to defend claims where there is an important principle at stake.
An extremely effective and efficient player in the medical defence field.
They do a good job for their clients.
Christine Brown v Dr Hamid  EWHC 4067 (QB), the case resulted in an important limitation on the damages recoverable where negligence has only caused a brief acceleration of a patient’s death.
Kadir v Mistry  ALL ER (D) 247 – the case raised novel points of law regarding fatal injuries which were considered by the Court of Appeal.
Represented a trust in relation to judicial review proceedings following a complex and lengthy jury inquest. The decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal and is one of the leading cases on judicial bias.
A recent judgment by Mr Justice Newey in Richards v Worcestershire County Council and another could have huge implications for local authorities and CCGs providing after-care services to patients.
We provide a package of services for supporting data protection managers. Our DPA breach support services minimise the risk of a data protection breach.
The helpline is staffed by qualified employment solicitors, giving you access to sensible and practical advice.
Even many years after the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act, there is still a long way to go to get it fully embedded in health and social care practice.
In partnership with Nottingham CityCare, we have developed a fixed price end-to-end solution to handle the processing of retrospective Continuing Healthcare claims.
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