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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant

6 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected team of defence solicitors with expertise across the full gamut of clinical negligence work. Represents an array of public and private sector clients on complex matters. Provides a roster of leading lawyers with deep and broad experience in the healthcare sector. Notable experience in claims concerning obstetric and surgical negligence. The team demonstrates particular expertise in cases involving causation and quantum issues, as well as delay in diagnosis and wrongful birth claims.

Strengths

One source says: "It is a really strong healthcare team with positive and cooperative lawyers. They fight and settle the right cases and have an excellent attitude."

"I would describe it as gold standard service to institutions and clinicians in clinical negligence matters and in inquests,"adds another.

Notable practitioners

Adrienne D'Arcy advises on paediatric and maternity cases, including wrongful birth, cerebral palsy and psychiatric claims. She also acts on cases arising from allegations of negligent orthopaedic and surgical care.
"She is clearly very experienced, effective and an excellent practitioner."

Anne Ball has significant expertise acting on high-value birth injury and surgical negligence claims on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS trusts. She also acts for insurers and their insureds on cases alleging GP negligence.

Bertie Leigh offers vast experience of the clinical negligence field, with notable expertise in consent matters.

Kathleen Wilson has significant experience of spinal and brain injury claims, including those stemming from allegations of delayed diagnosis and negligent obstetric care. She also advises on issues surrounding consent and confidentiality.
"She does her job extremely well and is a pleasure to work with."

Kirsten Blohm has substantial experience of wrongful birth and birth injury claims and has further expertise in surgical matters. She represents both NHS trusts and GPs, with notable strength in mediation.

Mary Menjou maintains a strong reputation in the market, with notable expertise in maternity claims including high-value cerebral palsy cases. She has further experience handling wrongful birth and surgical error claims.
"She is very involved and engaged."

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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant


Adrienne D'Arcy
Band 3
Anne Ball
Band 2
Bertie Leigh
Senior Statespeople
Kathleen Wilson
Band 4
Kirsten Blohm
Band 2
Mary Menjou
Band 2