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DAC Beachcroft LLP's¬†team is ‚Äėvery impressive, with expertise at all levels and a deep understanding of the complexities of cases‚Äô.¬†It acts for the NHS in relation to negligence cases involving individual surgeons, particularly in relation to breast surgery and orthopaedics. It also deals with orthopaedic product liability claims and catastrophic injury claims. The firm also acts for independent healthcare providers such as Nuffield and Care UK, and for insurers such as Allied World, RSA, QBE, Zurich, MS Amlin and CNA Hardy. Rachel Roberts-Jenkins¬†leads the department and is ‚Äėa sharp, punchy, lawyer, who takes a no-nonsense approach to her cases, whilst maintaining a cool head to determine the right strategy‚Äô. Hannah Volpe¬†specialises in catastrophic claims and hospital acquired infection cases. The ‚Äėcalm, knowledgeable and commercial‚Äô¬†Simon Perkins¬†focuses on ophthalmology and plastic surgery claims. Nigel Montgomery¬†specialises in group actions and catastrophic injury cases.

‚ÄėExcellent in all areas‚Äô Bevan Brittan LLP¬†sepcialises in group actions and clinical negligence litigation. It acts for the NHS in relation negligence matters and has also represented the organization in test cases involving legal parenthood and do not resuscitate orders. It also advises on cerebral palsy claims, brain injury, spinal injury, mental health, infections relating to negligence and surgical negligence. Joanne Lloyd¬†heads the Bristol team and specialises in complex high-value brain injury cases and high profile group actions. She also advises UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses and works with the safety and learning team at NHS Resolution. The firm also acts for private medical malpractice insurers such as CNA Hardy and Neon. Other clients include Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Recent highlights include acting for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in relation to a claim in which the patient obtained a differential diagnosis of CRPS, expert evidence was used to disprove the claim and costs were recovered.

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