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Shoosmiths LLP

2 COLMORE SQUARE, 38 COLMORE CIRCUS QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 864000
Fax:
Fax 08700 864001
DX:
701863 BIRMINGHAM-6
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Phil Barnes

Tel:
Work 03700 864076
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Clinical Negligence

Position

Phil is a partner in the medical negligence team in our Birmingham office. Phil acts solely for patients and their families. He has a broad range of experience in medical negligence cases, including surgical errors, misdiagnosis, pharmaceutical mistakes, nerve damage, nursing negligence, child birth trauma and fatal claims. He has specialist interest in healthcare-associated infection cases and in 2005 settled the first reported case involving the negligent contraction of MRSA. He regularly represents clients at inquests and has been involved in a number of high profile cases.

Career

Trained Hugh James Solicitors: qualified 2000, solicitor Hugh James 200 to 2005; solicitor Anthony Collins 2005-2007; associate Anthony Collins 2007 to 2009: associate Shoosmiths 2009 to 2011; partner Shoosmiths 2011.

Member

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Education

2:1 LLB (Hons) (University of Wales – Cardiff). Legal Practice Course – Commendation (College of Law, Chester 1997).


West Midlands: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Phil Barnes leads the team at Shoosmiths LLP, which regularly advises on complex multi-million pound claims involving cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and multiple amputations, as well as fatal claims. Barnes has a specific interest in infection and sepsis cases. Kashmir Uppal and others are particularly skilled at dealing with claims against “rogue surgeons” and at managing multi-party actions.

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