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Bevan Brittan LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant

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What the team is known for

Standout clinical negligence team highly regarded for its expertise defending NHS Resolution in a wide range of matters. Provides trusted advice and representation in high-value and complex cases pertaining to the full range of defence work, including human rights test cases and group actions. Notable strength handling birth injury claims, including psychiatric injury cases. Also represents a number of private sector clients, including major health insurers. Additional expertise in handling surgical error and brain injury claims.

Strengths

One client notes: "The firm is full of helpful and knowledgeable people."

An interviewee states: "They are very good and extremely well known. They are one of the top firms in this field."

Sources report: "They are an exceptional firm."

Work highlights

Defended Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in a claim alleging failures to consider vascular causes of symptoms and to refer appropriately, leading to a double amputation.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Dagnall acts for NHS trusts on claims stemming from allegations of negligent post-operative care. He has further experience of obstetrics-related cases, while also offering representation in group litigation.
"He has a cool, calm and reassuring manner while being very good technically." "He's intellectually very sharp and focused and is a clinical negligence expert."

Joanna Lloyd advises on breach of duty and causation matters in claims involving delayed diagnosis and management of injuries. She has a focus on spinal and brain injury cases, including those arising from antenatal care.
"She is excellent. She has very good insights and is a very trusted adviser for her clients." "She has a very good reputation in the market."

Joanne Easterbrook frequently defends NHS trusts against brain and psychiatric injury claims, including those relating to obstetric and post-operative care. She offers particular strength in breach of duty and causation matters.
"She's absolutely top notch and on top of everything. She has brilliant organisation and is an excellent lawyer." "She was very responsive and easily reachable."

Julie Charlton has particular expertise in cases involving the Mental Health and Human Rights Acts, while also acting on brain and spinal injury claims. She also advises on obstetrics-related matters concerning maternal death.

Penelope Radcliffe offers strength in cases arising from obstetric care, such as cerebral palsy and brain injury claims. She also represents defendants in claims for neurological damage.
"She has a great reputation and is an impressive individual in terms of her skill set." "She's a very solid, committed and dedicated lawyer."

Timothy Hodgetts acts for both insurers and NHS trusts on brain and neurological injury claims, including those stemming from allegations of delayed diagnosis and mismanagement of labour.
"He is vastly experienced and handles cases very well."

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Overview

Our national team are recognised experts in resolving disputes concerning the provision of medical care for healthcare providers. We know that every adverse outcome involves an injured patient and their family and significant personal and financial cost for the staff and organisations providing the care. Drawing on specialist teams of over 60 lawyers across the UK we provide advice on investigating and managing complaints and represent over 70 Trusts and Private health providers across the UK when clinical negligence claims are made. As a Band 1 team in Chambers we manage over 3000 cases at any one time with values from £500 to £50m. Experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation we also have a reputation for the robust defence of unmeritorious claims with a strong track record of cases won at trial in the county court, the high court and the appeal courts.

Industries

Healthcare

Insurance

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant Department

Bevan Brittan LLP

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Fleet Place House

2 Fleet Place

Holburn Viaduct

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7RF

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant


Adrian Dagnall
Band 2
Joanna Lloyd
Band 2
Joanne Easterbrook
Band 1
Julie Charlton
Band 4
Penelope Radcliffe
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Timothy M Hodgetts
Band 3