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Will specialises in clinical negligence defence work and resolving claims, acting on behalf of NHS Resolution, NHS Trusts, and other private insurers and commercial organisations. He runs a mixed high value complex case portfolio, dealing with spinal injury, brain injury, birth injury, wrongful birth, and amputation claims. In addition, he manages a team of experienced clinical negligence solicitors.
As an expert litigator and risk assessor, when managing claims, Will’s focus is on early and fair resolution using ADR and innovative approaches to achieve client goals. He expertly guides defendants through the clinical negligence process, going above and beyond to support witnesses and staff members (the ‘second victims’).
In addition to his case work, Will regularly delivers training on complex quantum and other topics to defence organisations, NHS Trusts, and other solicitors. He also contributes to national risk management initiatives for the NHS. One such example is the ‘Getting It Right First Time’ (GIRFT) initiative, for which he continues to provide claims and risk management data analysis and advice on draft national guidelines.
Innovative Claim Resolution Approach
Resolved a catastrophic injury claim on a periodical (annual) payment basis, after meeting with the patient involved to gain insight into, and a better understanding of, her daily life and the impact of her injuries.
Spinal Injury Claim Mediation Resolution
Resolved a complex high value (£1M+) cauda equina syndrome (spinal injury) claim at early mediation agreeing to limit expert evidence obtained to save costs.
Stroke Claim Withdrawal Success
Successfully negotiated the withdrawal of a multi-million pound young adult stroke claim based on supportive expert evidence.
Successful Recovery of NHS Funds
Achieved full recovery of damages and costs paid to a patient by the NHS from a third party subcontractor.
“It was a really useful, insightful and well communicated session, probably the best lunch and learn I have had in terms of improving my understanding.”
“I’ve had many people come to me and say it was one of the best sessions they’ve attended all year! And I personally found it really really interesting. You were both brilliant speakers, and have certainly made me think about my practice in the future!”
“Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your professionalism, efficiency and kindness is dealing with the case. I very much appreciated the way in which you guided me through what is an uncomfortable process.”
“It was clear to me you cared deeply for us and that you were wholly invested in the defence. Your commitment was tremendous and I am most grateful for it. You are a credit to yourself, your company and your profession.”