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Clinical negligence

We act for both public and private healthcare clients, handling all medical and surgical specialities, together with many cutting edge areas of medical practice. These include obstetric, surgical, paediatric and psychiatric cases in addition to plastic, breast and cosmetic surgery.

We have been instructed in many high value claims (in excess of £1m) and in numerous high profile cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Some examples of the cases where we have acted, include:

  • The first case to establish that force-feeding an anorexic patient is medical treatment
  • Large quantum claims for cerebral palsy
  • The first outbreak of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis at an English hospital
  • Judicial reviews of hospital closures

As with all aspects of litigation, our lawyers seek to identify and resolve issues at an early stage avoiding unnecessary cost and delay. We will recommend, wherever possible, the use of alternative dispute resolution provisions such as mediation and arbitration rather than resorting to litigation.

While we encourage clients to resolve many disputes without recourse to the courts, we are experienced at undertaking litigation and advocacy before any appropriate court and a wide range of tribunals including inquests and inquiries.

Our lawyers advise on inquest procedures and provide advocacy services where necessary, thus avoiding the additional cost of instructing counsel to appear at inquests.

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NHS Shared Business Services
We are approved suppliers on the HealthTrust Europe and NHS Shared Business Services frameworks.