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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Dorothy Flower

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6481
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/dorothy-flower
RPC

Work Department

Medical.

Position

Partner specialising in clinical negligence claims, health law advice and representation, and clinical trials. One of the leading medical malpractice lawyers in the UK, Dorothy heads up RPC's Medical/Life Sciences team.

Dorothy acts for a variety of medical malpractice insurers, private hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organisations, and individual healthcare practitioners in the defence of a wide range of claims. She has particular expertise in reproductive healthcare, including infertility and an interest in psychiatric cases and in human rights. Dorothy advises on all aspects of medical law, including regulation and inquests, and has expertise in clinical trials and pharmaceuticals.

Career

Trained Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; qualified 1992; partner 1999.

Education

Honor Oak Grammar School; Exeter University (1989 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Dancing; gardening; walking; opera; theatre; books.


London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Dorothy Flower - RPC

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

RPC offers an umbrella service to insurers, private hospital groups, charities, individual practitioners, clinics and other healthcare organisations in the defence of a whole range of claims and related proceedings. The service offering also encompasses representation at inquests and regulatory body investigations. The 'excellent all-round lawyer, business thinker' and leading practitioner in the field of reproductive medicine Dorothy Flower leads a department that is adept at handling high-profile group actions, cosmetic and general surgery claims, as well as cases arising from mental health care provision and allegations of negligence in the care of detainees. Rowan Brown is regularly involved in the most complex work, including multi-party actions and matters with an international focus.

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Product liability: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Dorothy Flower - RPC

Within: Product liability: defendant

RPC has an experienced team acting for insurers in claims arising particularly in the life sciences area, where Dorothy Flower is a key name, but is also active in the automotive, chemicals, household goods and technology fields. The group regularly acts in disputes which span multiple jurisdictions and works closely together with the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Gavin Reese took over the practice lead from Flower, and he and consultant Nick McMahon have longstanding experience in the field. Legal director Peter Rudd-Clarke advises on regulatory matters.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Leading individuals

Dorothy Flower - RPC

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

RPC's 'razor sharp and thoughtful' team is headed by Dorothy Flower who specialises in product liability defence cases relating to medical devices and pharmaceutical products. She acts for a range of manufacturers and suppliers, often on the instructions of insurers, and also handles claims arising from clinical trials. The team is entrusted with some high-profile work including actions relating to breast implants and 'metal hips on metal' disputes; Peter Rudd-Clarke specialises in cases involving orthopaedic implant litigation. Rowan Brown  is also experienced in these areas and Genevieve Isherwood assists on medical malpractice and product liability claims.

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    One of the most common concerns for both parties to an insurance contract (including reinsurance) is that the other party might become insolvent and unable to perform its obligations under the contract. Both insurer and insured will therefore wish to have the right to cancel the insurance mid-term in the event of the other party’s insolvency, or a change in its financial circumstances that makes its insolvency a more likely prospect in the near future.
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