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Browne Jacobson LLP

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant

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What the team is known for

High-quality group of clinical negligence and healthcare specialists undertaking litigation work on behalf of NHS Resolution and the MPS. Caseload covers a range of claims, including high-value and complex matters, as well as inquests involving healthcare elements. Also provides ongoing advice to clients on clinical risk management. The team possesses particular expertise in relation to consent cases, as well as fatal and catastrophic injury claims. Further experience handling psychiatric injury claims.

Strengths

"They have great people," states one source, who adds: "They have a good breadth of work and are very good challengers."

Interviewees commend the team for being "great to talk to and very knowledgeable."

Notable practitioners

Ian Long acts on a range of matters, including those arising from allegations of negligent orthopaedic and post-operative care. He also advises on delayed diagnosis of cancer and psychiatric injury claims.
"He is a really solid litigator." "He has excellent attention to detail and grasp of the cases."

Lorna Hardman has broad expertise in the clinical negligence sphere, advising NHS trusts on claims involving negligently performed surgeries and birth injury. She offers further strength in inquests.
"Lorna Hardman is a great support in challenging times." "She is excellent and will fight for clients."

Sarah White advises on catastrophic injury and secondary victim psychiatric injury claims, with strength handling issues of liability.
"She is a brilliant litigator."

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Overview

First rate healthcare is the primary objective for all health providers. But if patients are dissatisfied and claims are brought, this can be a source of great stress for everyone involved. We understand the challenges you face and we provide pragmatic solutions, handling claims quickly, efficiently and sensitively and collating evidence to help you reduce risk.

  • One of the largest dedicated clinical negligence teams in the UK 

  • Members of the NHS Litigation Authority and Medical Protection Society panels as well as acting for insurers of private healthcare providers    

  • We have extensive experience of claims, from large obstetric brain damage and shoulder dystocia to claims against prison healthcare providers    

  • Advising NHS clients in relation to multi-million pound settlements by way of Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs)

  • Joint and several defendant proceedings                     

  • Review and “lessons learned” in regards to claims, inquests and complaints

  • Pioneering solutions – we devised a unique process for handling hundreds of claims from children who had been inappropriately medicated using a panel of experts who meet with the parents to decide on all the issues without going to court

  • Known for a tenacious and thorough approach to investigations on complex cases, resulting in favourable liability settlements on cerebral palsy cases saving the NHS millions of pounds

Members

Hardman, Lorna (Head of Department)

Ayers, Helen

Ayre, Carole

Barnett, Mark

Briggs, Richard

Caddy, Heather

Callaghan, Amanda

Chambers, Michael

Fuggle, Jonathan

Heathcote, Sarah

Long, Ian

Manning, Sarah

Morris, Rachael

Parsons, Nick

Pattison, Andrew

Paxman, Samantha

Rees, Emma

Stark, Chris

Tait, Simon

Trinder, Matthew

Wight-Kluger, Amanda

Industries

Healthcare

Insurance

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant

Browne Jacobson LLP

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Location

Victoria Square House

Victoria Square

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B2 4BU

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant


Lorna Hardman
Band 1
Sarah White
Band 3