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Simon Tait

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Medical negligence/health sector.


Simon heads up the firm's health practice nationally, and is responsible for the sector strategy across all of Browne Jacobson’s Offices.

His practice is primarily contentious, advising on regulatory matters, inquests, and clinical governance matters.

He is client partner for a number of our key clients including the Medical Protection Society, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Notable cases this year include: 

  • Advising Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in respect of one of the First “Fit and Proper Person” challenges by CQC, in respect of a complaint against the Chief Executive of the Trust. Simon led a multi-disciplinary team advising on the regulatory aspects of the case, as well as advising on publicity issues.
  • Acting for Nottingham University Hospital NHS FT at an inquest over the course of two weeks, into the death of a lady who suffered a massive bleed during spinal surgery. He has also spoken on consent to the claims team at Medical Protection Society and various NHS Trusts.
  • Simon has also spoken widely on consent to treatment issues. This includes speaking at the National Brit Spine Conference in April 2016, as one of the Keynote Lecturers on informed consent (other speakers were a spinal surgeon and Gerard Martin QC

Simon has a particular interest in the provision of training to health sector professionals, and regularly provides training sessions on a wide variety of topics.

He is a key note speaker on the mock inquest training product Browne Jacobson has developed with Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, and which has been attended by over 1,500 delegates in the last five years.


Trained Irwin Mitchell; qualified 1990; partner Browne Jacobson 1999.


Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society. Nottinghamshire Healthcare Adult Mental Health Ethics Committee


Fakenham High School; Leeds Metropolian University (1987 LLB).

East Midlands : Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

An extremely effective and efficient player in the medical defence field’, Browne Jacobson LLP routinely acts for the NHS Litigation Authority, the Medical Protection Society and the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. The key figures in the department are Lorna Hardman, Ian Long, and Simon Tait.

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East Midlands : Public sector


Within: Health

Browne Jacobson LLP’s team is noted for its ‘excellent breadth of knowledge’. It advises a significant number of NHS Trusts, including University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, which the practice is advising on an inquest and subsequent gross negligence manslaughter prosecution arising from the death of a child with learning disabilities. The practice also has a strong social care focus. Simon Tait and Oliver Pritchard are highly recommended.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Browne Jacobson LLP acted for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in an inquest proceeding and subsequent gross negligence manslaughter criminal prosecution. Simon Tait heads the healthcare practice nationally. Oliver Pritchard is a key name for corporate and commercial transactions.

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