Mike Scherp

Mike Scherp
Managing Partner - Cardiff

Southgate House
Wood Street
Cardiff CF10 1EW

Tel: 029 2034 3035
Email: mike.scherp@rlb-law.com
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Legal 500 Recommended LawyerMike defends healthcare professionals in a wide variety of forums, including the GMC and the GDC, where he regularly provides representation and advocacy for clients.

Mike represents healthcare professionals where concerns have been raised by a Local Health Board in Wales or NHS England, including formal hearings and appeals to the First Tier Tribunal. He has represented and provided advocacy for healthcare professionals in many complex inquests, ranging from deaths resulting from errors in general practice to deaths in custody, many of which involve issues arising from the Human Rights Act. He has also represented clients in interviews with the NHS Counter Fraud service.

Mike has a wide range of experience in the field of clinical negligence and personal injury from his work in New Zealand, the Channel Islands as well as England and Wales, and regularly advises on the defence of high value claims. Moreover, having worked for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence litigation, Mike has a good understanding of the issues and concerns, as well as the tactics, of both sides of the litigation equation.

He is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 directory for 2017 and was listed as a specialist in Chambers and Partners 2017.

A client in 2017 said: ‘Thank you very much for all the hard work you and your staff have put in and for all the reassurance you have given me.’

Praised for his ‘pragmatic and focused advice to clinicians’, Mike Scherp has ‘lots of experience in clinical negligence and medical regulatory matters’, and has ‘a very good understanding of the issues and how they will play out in front of a Tribunal’. Legal 500 2017

Areas of Expertise

Mike specialises in advising and representing his clients in various regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, including General Medical Council panels, General Dental Council committees, First Tier Tribunals and primary health lists hearings, inquests, and proceedings in the High Court and Crown Court.

Experience

Mike has particular expertise in paediatric meningococcal cases, orthopaedics, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetric injuries and fatal accidents.

He has strong technical skills and experience and has assisted in the defence of an £11 million claim arising out of a paediatric meningitis injury with complex causation and quantum issues that were vigorously contested between the parties to trial.

Mike originally qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand before qualifying as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2005.

Client Sectors

Healthcare
Medical defence organisations