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BLM is a ‘powerhouse for defendant clinical negligence work and is packed full of experienced lawyers’. The ‘very efficient and pragmaticSarah Woodwark focuses on claims against doctors and defendants and is recommended alongside the ‘committed and meticulousLisa Nabou. Clients include Ecclesiastical, CNA, Allianz and Optimax.

DAC Beachcroft LLP has a ‘first-rate clinical negligence team that has experience across the whole health sector’. Practice head Simon Wortley is noted for his ‘sound and prompt advice’, and associate Hazel Davies ‘deals with complicated high-value cases with great skill’. The ‘extremely approachable’ Elizabeth Anderson is also recommended. Clients include Zurich.

Hempsons’ team ‘produces work of the highest calibre’. Anne Ball (who is ‘very sharp on detail’) is recommended alongside Kirsten Blohm, who ‘works hard to quickly achieve a fair outcome for both sides’, and the ‘practical and efficientRacquelle Morris. Clients include Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

At Hill Dickinson LLP, the ‘very responsiveAndrew Craggs is recommended alongside the ‘very sensibleJonathan Heap and Richard Watson. Clients includes Virgin Care, the Care Quality Commission and NHS England. David Locke is praised for his ‘innovative approach’ in handling group actions.

Weightmans LLP provides ‘a gold-standard service’ to clients such as Markel, AIG Europe and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Key figures include Richard Jolly, who is ‘very practical and realistic’, Vicky Morris and associate Ruth Clarke.

Browne Jacobson LLP acts for clients including the Medical Protection Society, NHS Litigation Authority and NHS England. Dr. Andrew Peel and Amanda Callaghan are singled out for praise. Claire Batchelor joined the team from BLM and divides her time between Manchester and Nottingham.

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