Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant - UK-wide
What the team is known for
Weightmans is a well-regarded firm which is highly expert in a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. The team is regularly instructed to defend the NHS and private healthcare providers against high-value, complex cases, with notable expertise in group claims. Weightmans also features deep experience in disputes involving organ transplants, cerebral palsy, delays in diagnosis and brain injuries in children and is further noted for its capabilities in relation to mediation and other ADR methods.
"The lawyers at Weightmans are 'can-do' problem solvers. They are always willing to support and are real experts who provide clarity and guidance on a wide range of issues."
"The team provides excellent and objective advice on complex matters."
Rachel Kneale enjoys extensive expertise in the clinical negligence field, with particular strength handling issues of quantum. She regularly advises on claims arising from surgical error and post-surgical care, such as brain injury and neuropathic pain, with additional experience of obstetric cases. "Rachel Kneale is a clear subject matter specialist - and has been a tremendous source of support over the years."
Vicky Morris focuses on patient safety initiatives and has notable experience of handling group actions. She offers strength in delayed diagnosis, birth injury and fatal accident claims, acting for NHS trusts and NHS Resolution. "Vicky Morris is an excellent lawyer - she is extremely knowledgeable and really focuses on what is important to her clients."
Anthony Yeaman heads Weightmans' clinical negligence team. He defends clients in a range of clinical negligence cases, including those alleging negligent psychiatric treatment and neurological injury. He also demonstrates notable strength in delayed diagnosis cases. "He is an experienced and accomplished solicitor."
Isobel Michie acts for NHS trusts and NHS Resolution to provide counsel on a wide spectrum of issues, including claims for negligent psychiatric care and brain injuries.