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Ian Long

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Medical negligence.


Ian is a Nominated Partner for the NHSLA and works on complex, high value and high profile claims and inquests. He supervises teams in the firm's Nottingham and Birmingham offices.

He is client partner for East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He has a particular interest in wrongful birth claims and cases involving the ambulance service. 

He is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers Sector Focus Team for clinical negligence.

This year Ian has had a number of notable successful outcomes on behalf of the NHSLA, including defence of an unprecedented contempt of court case.


Trained William Hatton; qualified 1994; joined William Hatton 1989; made partner 1998; Hattons merged with Weightmans 1999, became a partner at Weightmans; partner Browne Jacobson 2006-date.


  • Nottingham Medico-Legal Society - treasurer
  • Leicestershire Medico-Legal Society – member
  • Nottinghamshire Law Society – member
  • FOIL – member
  • Royal Society of Medicine Patient Safety Section


Lutterworth Grammar School; De Montfort University (1992 LLB Hons).


Family life, golf and circuit training.

East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Browne Jacobson LLP is ‘head and shoulders above competitors’, providing support ‘beyond standard claims litigation’ to NHS Resolution and the Medical Protection Society as well as private insurers. The ‘well-organised and knowledgeable’ team, which ‘fights the client’s corner hard’, is renowned for its expertise in complex claims of maximum severity, including child abuse and birth injury. Clinical negligence practice head Lorna Hardman led a team defending the NHS trust against a claim for the extension of a duty of care owed to the family of two patients suffering from ALD. Ian Long, who ‘always provides a balanced view on a situation and quickly gets issues resolved’, successfully represented the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in a severe birth injury case. Susan Mabbott leads the personal injury team which handles cases ranging from child abuse to employer liability claims. The ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ Nick Parsons and associate Ceri-Sian Williams, who is ‘tenacious with opponents and popular with clients’, are representing the defendants in Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council in the Supreme Court. James Fawcett assisted clients with employer and public liability claims; Sarah Erwin-Jones defended an insurer against allegations of abuse by a local authority employee; and Simon Tait, Tom Armstrong and ‘first-class lawyer’ Susie Roome are also recommended. Associate Leah Jones is ‘a safe pair of hands, who adopts a common sense approach and gets the job done’. Clients also include Municipal Mutual Insurance, Insurance London Consortium and Nottingham City Council.

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