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Well respected in the field of clinical negligence defence’, DAC Beachcroft LLP’s ‘top-drawer’ team comprises ‘high-quality people’, who are ‘very responsive’ and ‘know the healthcare market very well’. The practice handles a high volume of instructions from NHS Resolution (formerly known as the NHS Litigation Authority); the team acted for the client alongside various NHS trusts in all vaginal mesh claims against NHS England relating to mesh products used in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. In other group action work, the ‘sensible and pragmaticNeil Rowe is advising Spire Healthcare on various claims made in England and Scotland concerning the implantation of silicone breast implants filled with industrial grade rather than clinical grade silicon. David Weatherburn heads the team, which includes senior associate Dawn McIntosh, who is noted for her ‘ability to handle tricky claims’, and senior associate Caroline Calde.

Ward Hadaway fields a team of ‘fully committed lawyers’ with ‘vast wealth of knowledge’ and which ‘takes the time and effort to ensure their clients’ needs are met’. The ‘very good’ team acts for a number of NHS organisations including various NHS trusts and is led by Jeffrey Keeble, who is best known for his expertise in dealing with high-value birth injury cases; this area of expertise is shared by the ‘very smart and analyticalGillian Muir, who is ‘very easy to work with’ and described by clients as ‘a thoroughly safe and sensible pair of hands’. She is also well versed in handling high-value claims pertaining to spinal injuries, amputations and the delayed diagnosis of cancer. Robert Rushton specialises in defending claims on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS trusts. Nicola Richardson and Lisa Evans are other names to note.

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