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Well regarded for defending clinical negligence claims, Capsticks LLP 's team is 'very supportive and understand the client's needs'. Led by David Roberts, the practice represents clients in some of the most complex and high-value claims.  Ian Cooper heads the national advisory and public law team and is known for his advice on the inspection and regulation of health providers by the Care Quality Commission. The group is instructed by 11 NHS organisations in defence of clinical negligence claims, and recently secured two new NHS trust appointments through its NHS Resolution panel membership. London Ambulance Service and Medacs Healthcare Group are also clients. Other key names to note include associate Lucy Hannon and senior solicitor Emily Senior.

The 'extremely strong' team at DAC Beachcroft LLP 'handles serious cases efficiently and effectively' for both public and private sector clients. As well as being instructed by various NHS Trusts, the group is also 'a well-respected player in the professional indemnity market, with a strong portfolio of insurer clients' and deals with matters for the MDU. With 'superb leadership skills', the 'experienced and able' +Sean Doherty heads the practice alongside the 'highly experienced, good tactician' Paul Taylor. Practice heads Doherty and Taylor are adept at advising on the most complex cases and have particular specialisms for matters of spinal and brain injury in adults and children, and metal on metal hip prosthesis claims, respectively. The department boasts an 'experienced team top to bottom' with associate +Mark Cawthorne being singled out for his 'excellent judgment and tactical know-how', in addition to the  'hard working and bright' solicitors Nicola Perrott and Laura Hawksworth. The team continues to represent its clients in large volumes catastrophic injury claims and acts in claims arising from the fields of breast surgery and orthopaedics. 

The 'outstanding' clinical negligence team at Hempsons are 'regarded as very experienced and competent litigators'. The 'calm and very professional' practice head Adrienne D’Arcy has handled complex and high value matters relating to spinal injury, wrongful birth and delayed diagnosis. With 'years of experience and lots of common sense and legal nous' Kathleen Wilson is instructed by NHS Trusts and Health Authorities on a range of matters, including sensitive matters requiring human rights considerations. The 'experienced lawyer' Helen Freeman and Adam Hartrick, who focuses on handling inquests, are key individuals. Recently promoted associate Chloe Davies is praised for her 'down to earth approach'  and ability to build a 'good rapport with clinicians/clients'.

The clinical risk and medical advisory team at CMS is headed up by Chris Horsefield, who previously headed up the practice at Nabarro and Olswang, prior to firm’s merger with CMS in May 2017. The team regularly represents medical and dental professionals in clinical negligence claims and professional disciplinary investigations. Another key name to note is the recently promoted partner Rachel Cooper, who splits her time between the firm's Sheffield and Manchester offices, and has significant experience acting for individuals on clinical risk issues, inquests and for health organisations on safeguarding investigations.

RadcliffesLeBrasseur  healthcare regulation team is regularly instructed by individuals, companies and organisations in clinical negligence claims; inquests; regulatory, professional and police investigations; and prosecutions. Major organisations represented by the group include the MDDUS, Dental Protection and Medical Protection. Managing partner of the Leeds office Alistair Hewitt has broad experience defending clients in high profile and high value work, and heads up the practice which also includes Anne Green  and Simon Kernyckyj . The practice recently acted for a client in fitness to practice investigations brought by the General Medical Council (GMC) and a resulting discrimination claim against the GMC.

The healthcare team at Ward Hadaway¬†is experienced in defending clinical negligence claims on behalf of NHS resolution and several NHS trusts. The team also have significant experience in advising clients on managing risk.¬† Newcastle-based¬†¬†Jeffrey Keeble¬†heads the team which also includes Liz Hackett¬†in the Leeds office.  

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