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Bevan Brittan LLP ‘first class service’ runs the gamut of clinical negligence work, with a client roster that includes a number of NHS trusts. Birmingham-based  Tim Hodgetts  defended University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust on a claim involving delayed treatment for artery occlusion. He also advised the Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust on the mismanagement of a birth delivery which allegedly resulted in brain damage to the child. Adrian Dagnell   is ‘highly experienced’ and ‘very well regarded’ and focuses primarily on high profile indexation and high value quantum matters. Nicola Pegg is highly experienced in complex cerebral palsy and neurosurgical claims.

Browne Jacobson LLP has ‘real excellence amongst at all levels' and 'a track record of achieving results’. Sarah White is ‘a nationally recognised specialist in this field’ with ‘such vast experience that she has usually seen a particular situation which arises before’ and ‘has creative solutions to tricky tactical problems’. She represented George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust on the alleged mismanagement of deep vein thrombosis. She also defended Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust and NHS Resolution against a claim involving the delayed diagnosis of cauda equine syndrome. Sarah Manning  advised the Medical Protection Society on an orthopaedic hip surgery claim as well as National Health Service Litigation Authority and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust on a cerebral palsy claim. Jonathan Fuggle  advised George Eliot Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Resolution on a gynaecological procedure claim as well as Southend University Hospital NHS FT and NHS Resolution on a claim of mismanagement of rectal cancer. Neil Ward  defended Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust & National Health Service Resolution against an alleged delay in diagnosing acute angle closure glaucoma. He similarly defended NHS Resolution / Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust against a cerebral palsy medical negligence claim stemming from midwifery care. Simon Charlton has strong capabilities on mental health and governance matters. Other notable names include the recently promoted director Emma Rees , who has experience in birth, brain and spinal injury claims,  and solicitor David Toulmin van Sittert, who focuses on high-value traumatic injuries.

Weightmans LLP  work for both public and private health care providers with clients that include National Health Service Resolution, RSA and AIG Europe. Practice head Tony Yeaman handles complex and high value cases and recently advised Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Resolution on alleged negligence of arranging growth scans which resulted in brain damage. He also advised the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and NHS Resolution on allegedly providing inadequate advice and negligent foot surgery to remove a neuroma. Deborah Bannister  works for both NHS trusts and private healthcare providers on contentious matters. Melanie Isherwood  works for both NHS resolution and uninsured medical practitioners on clinical negligence claims. John Pinsent  is also an expert in handling clinical negligence claims.

Mills & Reeve LLP has expertise in clinical negligence claims and medical malpractice insurance matters for clients such as Virgin Care, Global Diagnostics and Zurich Global. Stephen King leads the practice and has notable expertise in health and insurance-related matters. Other key figures include professional indemnity insurance specialist Neil Frankland   and principal associate Sarah Kenyon  .

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