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Ward Hadaway

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Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Lisa Evans

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Ward Hadaway

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Lisa is a Partner in the healthcare team, where she has worked exclusively since qualifying in January 2001.

She is experienced in dealing with defendant clinical negligence claims on behalf of the National Health Service Litigation Authority and Medical Defence Organisations.

Lisa also has considerable experience in dealing with wider general healthcare matters as part of the Urgent Response Team, including Court Of Protection matters, disclosure and breach of confidentiality claims and mental health advice for NHS trusts across the North East and North West.

As part of the healthcare litigation team, Lisa has regularly undertaken training for healthcare providers in legal issues affecting their practice including inquest training, advocacy and court skills, the Human Rights Act, mental health, mental capacity, consent and disclosure and record keeping, preparation of witness statements.

Lisa has experience in representing the interests of NHS Trusts in the Coroner’s Court, regularly dealing with complicated inquests on behalf of her Trust clients, including Article 2 and jury inquests, complex inquests where Article 2 is not engaged but where the Coroner has widened his enquiries and multi agency inquests. She regularly represents Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts and Mental Health Trusts.

She is experienced in dealing with families during what are often emotionally charged situations.

She regularly represents the interest of NHS clients in the Court of Protection in relation to treatment and decisions. She has advised PCT clients, now CCGs in relation to funding for exceptional treatment and ongoing case issues.

North: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Ward Hadaway fields a team of ‘fully committed lawyers’ with ‘vast wealth of knowledge’ and which ‘takes the time and effort to ensure their clients’ needs are met’. The ‘very good’ team acts for a number of NHS organisations including various NHS trusts and is led by Jeffrey Keeble, who is best known for his expertise in dealing with high-value birth injury cases; this area of expertise is shared by the ‘very smart and analyticalGillian Muir, who is ‘very easy to work with’ and described by clients as ‘a thoroughly safe and sensible pair of hands’. She is also well versed in handling high-value claims pertaining to spinal injuries, amputations and the delayed diagnosis of cancer. Robert Rushton specialises in defending claims on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS trusts. Nicola Richardson and Lisa Evans are other names to note.

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North: Public sector


Within: Health

Ward Hadaway has a diverse range of expertise spanning contractual, procurement, property and employment matters as well as IT outsourcing and dispute resolution, and acts for over 60 NHS organisations. Public sector group head Melanie Pears advised the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) on its IT infrastructure and sourcing project involving the procurement of ICT support services, while, in a separate matter, she assisted North East Ambulance Foundation Trust with the establishment of a trading company to deliver ambulance fleet provision and maintenance services. In employment, Stuart Craig routinely defends NHS clients against claims before the employment tribunal, while Karen Andrews is the key contact for public sector property work; recently, she assisted Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust as landowner with a lease agreement for a registered provider tenant. Healthcare litigation specialist Jeffrey Keeble heads the team, which includes Lisa Evans and Nicola Richardson.

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