Clinical negligence

 

Our healthcare team covers the full range of clinical negligence claims. We work with indemnifiers, insurers, independent clinics, healthcare practitioners, care homes, alternative therapists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, and treatment and diagnostic centres, providing advice and support throughout the full dispute resolution process and beyond.

We work with some of the leading medical and professional defence organisations in the country. We have a dedicated unit of lawyers dealing with liability arising from healthcare devices. In addition, we have specialist expertise in cases that attract media scrutiny.

With every claim, we provide informed, straightforward and pragmatic advice to help identify those claims which ought to be settled and those to contest, to reduce delays, stress and costs.

Wherever possible, our lawyers foster dialogue and co-operation with the claimant’s legal advisors throughout the claim’s duration and seek common ground early to remove conflict and minimise delay in the dispute resolution process.

Whatever your requirements, we can work with you  keeping you up to date on the latest developments in healthcare and clinical negligence law through our seminars, training events and workshops.

Clinical errors may also be intertwined with a range of regulatory risks which demand expert knowledge to manage and prepare a comprehensive strategy in the approach to potential disciplinary procedures, coroner’s inquests, criminal prosecutions and public inquiries. Our national team can help guide practitioners and the organisations they work for through all of these processes.

Who to contact


Vicki Swanton

Vicki Swanton

Partner,
London



Sarah Woodwark

Sarah Woodwark

Partner,
Manchester




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Testimonials


BLM are extremely knowledgeable and willing to explain should our approach require some deviation from the usual course.

Chambers & Partners 2020

The Manchester office is led by some extremely experienced partners who lead a very strong team. Importantly, not only do they have the knowledge and experience to get great results, but they are also deeply committed to providing an excellent level of client service.

Legal 500 2020

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Clinical negligence Team

Chris Dexter

Chris Dexter

Partner,
Manchester


Greg MacDougall

Greg MacDougall

Partner and Solicitor Advocate,
Edinburgh


Greg McEwen

Greg McEwen

Partner,
London


Nessa O'Roarty

Nessa O'Roarty

Partner,
Dublin


Paul Owston

Paul Owston

Partner,
Birmingham


Ella Partner

Ella Partner

Associate,
London


Rosie Shapiro

Rosie Shapiro

Partner,
London


Vicki Swanton

Vicki Swanton

Partner,
London


Aine Tyrrell

Aine Tyrrell

Partner,
Belfast


Joe Wakeford

Joe Wakeford

Partner and head of office,
Bristol, Southampton


Sarah Woodwark

Sarah Woodwark

Partner,
Manchester


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Vicki Swanton

Vicki Swanton

Partner,
London


Sarah Woodwark

Sarah Woodwark

Partner,
Manchester