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'I cannot recommend them highly enough', says a client of Kennedys, where the lawyers are 'friendly, approachable and efficient'. The firm specialises in defendant clinical negligence work and acts for NHS Resolution in resolving claims for healthcare trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups. The firm also has strong relationships with East Anglian healthcare trusts and also handles claims management matters for a leading insurer. The 'approachable and helpful' Robert Tobin leads the Cambridge office, which is known for 'personal, direct and reliable service'. Key partner Amanda Mead is also recommended. Other names to note are senior associates Samantha Williams, Camilla Long and Margaret Duncan.

Practice head(s):Robert Tobin

Other key lawyers:Amanda Mead; Samantha Williams; Camilla Long; Margaret Duncan

Testimonials

"Staff are on the end of a phone and there are never any delays in getting help or advice. You get straightforward and understandable legal assistance."

"Amanda Mead and Rob Tobin are extremely knowledgeable and have access to a wealth of extended information and contacts if needed. They are accessible and flexible and help with many random scenarios."

"Kennedys' client service is exceptional. The team are very talented and experienced with a very good customer focus. They are always keen to go the extra mile and provide top-quality, clear advice."

Key Clients

NHS Resolution

Work highlights

  • Won CM v King’s College Hospital NHS Trust on appeal, which concerned an alleged failure to identify a substantial retained piece of placenta, an inappropriate discharge without further investigations or treatment, and a subsequent delay in undertaking evacuation surgery.
  • Won a High Court trial for NHS Resolution arising from a claim pursued by the daughters of a woman who was murdered by an NHS Trust patient.
  • Won AH v NHS England at trial for NHS Resolution following a claim related to L4/L5 spinal fusion
  • Won AC v NHS Commissioning Board at trial for NHS Resolution following a claim for alleged negligent failure to perform revision surgery on left knee when there were allegedly signs of loosening in 2011 and 2013.  

Mills & Reeve LLP's Norwich office, supported by an extended team in Manchester and London, is part of the firm's nationwide offering for the defence of clinical negligence claims. Experienced litigator Stephen King leads the practice and is national head of the insurance department. The firm's strategy is not to act for NHS Resolution, but to directly represent NHS Trusts, individual practitioners and insurers. It also operates an out-of-hours medico-legal and dento-legal support service Mills & Reeve First Response. Senior associate Matthew Wilson and associate Sophie Briggs are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Stephen King

Key Clients

WRB Underwriting

Virgin Care

Global Diagnostics

Partnerships in Care

Zurich Global

Beazley PLC

Elite

Spire

Merseycare

CFC

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