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Ward Hadaway

SANDGATE HOUSE, 102 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 204 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 204 4001
DX:
730360 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE-30
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Jeffrey Keeble

Tel:
Work +44 (0)191 204 4312
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com/lawyers/jeff-keeble/
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner, Head of Litigation and Healthcare

Career

Jeffrey is one of the top rated healthcare law specialists in the North of England and is ranked amongst the top clinical negligence defence practitioners in the UK.

He heads Ward Hadaway’s multi-disciplinary Healthcare Team, comprising more than 80 lawyers and offering the full range of legal services required by the Healthcare sector.
Experience

Jeffrey has wide-ranging experience across the entire field of health law including more than 30 years of experience in defending clinical negligence and personal injury cases on behalf of the NHS. He has particular and specialist knowledge of high value birth injury claims and regularly advises as part of our urgent response team on issues such as consent, confidentiality, capacity and mental health issues. In December 2013 he successfully defended two high value birth injury claims at trial.

He ensures the high quality delivery of legal services by the entire team and is an experienced lecturer on clinical negligence and clinical risk management and also speaks on the University of Northumbria LLM programme in medical law, most recently delivering a lecture on the subject of causation.

Jeffrey is a Nominated Partner approved by NHS Resolution (formerly the NHSLA) for the clinical negligence panel, a position he has held since Ward Hadaway were appointed to that panel.

He has extensive experience of periodical payment orders and settling high value cases in joint settlement meetings. Jeffrey is the Client Liaison Partner for many of Ward Hadaway’s key health sector clients.


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

Health

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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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

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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