I have been a partner at Bevan Brittan since May 2007 and became Head of the Clinical Risk Department on 1 May 2019.
The department includes nine partners and a team of over 80 specialists operating nationally across our four offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London. Our work focuses on clinical negligence and medical malpractice ligation, inquests, regulatory and health care law. The team also advise on Court of protection issues, judicial review, injunctions, mental health and safeguarding matters.
My own practice straddles the health market: I am a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts; I am also the lead partner for a leading medical insurer, advising on medical malpractice issues for independent sector providers. I have been active in the clinical negligence and medical malpractice sectors since 2001. I am recognised as a leading clinical negligence and medical malpractice solicitor by both Chambers and the Legal 500.
I provide training on the medico-legal process to doctors and nurses and have developed specific training packages for Obstetric and Neurosurgical practice. I have been an invited speaker at conferences run by an insurer and for the Claimant lobby.
- Lead solicitor on a group action for claims of sexual abuse arising from neurological treatment.
- Many reported cases including:
- MC and JC v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust,  EWHC 1334 (QB);SB v Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust;  EWHC 90 (QB); Popple v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust;  EWCA Civ 1628; Appleby v Northern Devon  EWHC 4356 (QB); Evans v Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority;  EWCA 1300s
NHSLA-nominated partner Timothy Hodgetts divides his time between dealing with clinical negligence cases of his own and supervising those of others in the Birmingham team. Sources mark him out as “likeable, bright, able and tenacious.”