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Rosie Shapiro

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Healthcare, clinical negligence, regulatory and disciplinary, judicial review.


Partner in healthcare department. Rosie’s specialist areas are: clinical negligence claims and healthcare regulatory and disciplinary, including representing healthcare professionals facing proceedings before the GMC, GDC, GOC, CSTA, HCPC, hospital trusts, local area teams and other regulatory bodies. Important cases include the longest running GMC case relating to MMR vaccine. She also has experience in group actions.


Trained at Hempsons, London and remained as NQ solicitor until 2004; qualified 2003; joined BLM in 2004; associate in 2008; became a partner in 2009. Has written articles for ‚ÄėPost Magazine‚Äô and presented at numerous seminars.


French; Hebrew; Farsi (spoken).


Law Society; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


Henrietta Barnett School; Queen Mary and Westfield University, London (LLB Law 2(1)); King’s College, London (MA Medical Law and Ethics, merit); College of Law, London (LPC, merit).


Reading, cooking.

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Leading individuals

Rosie Shapiro - BLM

Within: Professional discipline

BLM 'retains a core of highly skilled and experienced professional disciplinary lawyers whose abilities are second to none; they are able to call upon a breadth of experience across a range of disciplinary areas, including before the major professional disciplinary bodies such as the GMC and GDC, as well as experience in the criminal courts on behalf of healthcare professionals whose alleged misconduct also amounts to criminal offences'. The practice acts for healthcare clients throughout the UK and Ireland; it recently represented a former medical director at UC24 in a General Medical Council investigation and Medical Practitioners Tribunal hearing into allegations that he failed to action over 150 test results, reports and letters in his practice as a GP and failed adequately to manage his responsibilities as medical director. The key London partners are Rosie Shapiro, whose practice encapsulates clinical negligence claims, professional discipline and regulatory and judicial review and is 'extremely bright and analytical, sees straight to the point, has excellent client handling skills, and gives clear advice'; and recently promoted partner Adam Weston, who 'has a calm, reassuring manner and can defuse what are often stressful situations for his clients'. In Manchester, head of the firm’s professional discipline and regulatory practice group Clare Chapman 'has considerable experience in challenging cases, with a personable style that belies her immense talents'; Katie Costello is 'known for her insight and no-nonsense approach and provides strength and depth to the team, having successfully practised in this field for many years'; and Lisa Jones is 'switched on and gets to grips with a case with ease'. Other recommended advisers include Cardiff-based Jane Lang, who heads the healthcare advice and inquest practice group; while former head of the health and care sector Juliette Mellman-Jones became Medico legal director of the MPI Group.

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

The 'very experienced' team at BLM has a 'wealth of clinical negligence knowledge' and 'a good understanding of the commercial interests of clients'. Clients include the MPS and NHSR, as well as a number of NHS trusts, insurers, care homes and individual healthcare professionals. Vicki Swanton heads the healthcare department nationally and is regularly involved in high-value claims defending both doctors and dentists. Rosie Shapiro has 'excellent in-depth knowledge', 'focuses on crucial points' and uses her 'sensible approach to cases'. Matthew Trinder joined Browne Jacobson LLP and Rachel Margetts joined Gordons Partnership LLP. Gary Allison and Jane Littlewood left the firm.

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