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Mike 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 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.’
Team head Mike Scherp has an excellent perspective on matters as a result of his work on both the defence and claimant side, and is also able to provide advocacy for healthcare professionals in 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. Legal 500 2021
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.
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.
Medical defence organisations
- BMA’s Manifesto for Health: A Summary
14 November 2019 | Healthcare
- Justice in Wales for the People of Wales: commission report
8 November 2019 | Healthcare Professionals
- National Assembly Committee on Mental Health: Policing should not be used as a substitute for mental health services
4 November 2019 | Mental health law
- Welsh Assembly Review: Petition to Make Mental Health Services More Accessible
17 September 2019 | Healthcare | Healthcare Professionals
- PI discount rate reset: A fair and balanced approach?
15 July 2019 | Healthcare Professionals
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: The GMC & BAME healthcare professionals
25 June 2019 | Healthcare | Healthcare Professionals
- Reform of Units of Dentistry Activity system in Wales
7 June 2019 | Healthcare
- What is a GMC Rule 7 letter?
31 May 2019 | Healthcare
- Welsh Assembly tackles mental health: 2019 update
27 February 2019 | Charity | Education | Mental health law
- Health Board boundary change
18 February 2019 | Healthcare
- Future Liabilities Scheme: GP indemnity plans for Wales
8 February 2019 | Healthcare | Primary care
- Perinatal mental health services: Where are we in Wales?
6 February 2019 | Healthcare | Mental health law | Primary care
- Committee on codification: Developments in devolution
15 January 2019 | Education | Healthcare | Litigation and dispute resolution | Primary care
- White coat crime: Corporate manslaughter in the GP practice
10 January 2019 | Healthcare | Primary care