I have been a partner in Bevan Brittan since May 2007 and lead a team of 15 solicitors working across three offices.

As a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution work in the firm's Clinical Risk department, I have been acting on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts and in the defence of clinical negligence cases since 2001.  I am recognised as a leading clinical negligence and medical malpractice solicitor by both Chambers and the Legal 500.

I act for a leading medical insurer, advising on medical malpractice issues. This work involves dealing with all the client’s claims and inquests from various sectors including; prison healthcare, out of hours GP services, cosmetic surgery treatments and NHS 111 services.

I deal with a broad spectrum of cases and have experience in most clinical disciplines. Typically, my cases are high value and complex claims often involving brain or other neurological injury. I have successfully defended many claims at trial and have fought cases to the Court of Appeal.

I also manage the firm’s relationships with a number of our insurance and health clients in both primary care and acute settings.

Seminars:

I provide training on the medico-legal process to doctors and nurses and have developed specific training packages for Obstetric and Neurosurgical practice.

Recently, I spoke at a primary care setting conference run by an insurer for their clients and insurance brokers on claims arising out of an inquest.

Publications

I have published articles and case reports in Clinical Risk and Healthcare Risk Report.

Career highlights

  • Lead solicitor on a group action for claims of sexual abuse arising from neurological treatment.
  • MC and JC v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, [2016] EWHC 1334 (QB) - successfully defended cerebral palsy claim.
  • SB v Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust; [2016] EWHC 90 (QB) - successfully defended cerebral palsy claim.
  • Popple v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust; [2012] EWCA Civ 1628 -Court of Appeal decision on material contribution.
  • Appleby v Northern Devon; [2012] EWHC 4356 (QB) - High Court guidance on double recovery in personal injury.
  • LK v SWBH; [2010] EWCH 1928 (QB) - Anonymity in clinical negligence litigation.
  • Evans v Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority; [2007] EWCA 1300s - successfully defended cerebral palsy claim upheld in the Court of Appeal.

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