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Capsticks LLP

TORONTO SQUARE, TORONTO STREET, LEEDS, LS1 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 322 5560
Fax:
Fax 0113 242 2722
DX:
713122 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
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Web:
www.capsticks.com

Dr David Roberts

Tel:
Work 0113 322 5564
Email:
Capsticks LLP

Work Department

Clinical law.

Position

David handles a range of clinical negligence claims for healthcare providers and has a particular interest in high-value obstetric cases. In addition to his litigation work, David has developed expertise assisting clients to manage and coordinate the various legal processes which arise from serious incidents. In this role David often appears as an advocate in the Coroner’s Court and plays an important role, helping guide and support clients and their staff through the inquest and other processes. David has forged strong links with a local university, assisting with their vocational training programme and helping law students gain an understanding of legal practice. David is also a member of a university research ethics committee. Notable projects include: JD v East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust and others [2005] UKHL 23; and McLarnon v Bradford District Care Trust [2005] Lloyds Rep Med 345.

Career

Trained McCormicks 1994-96; qualified 1996; Hempsons 1999-2011, partner 2005; partner Capsticks 2011 to date.

Education

Manchester University (1993 LLB (Hons)); College of Law (1994 LPC (Distinction)); Bristol University (1999 PhD).


Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Since launching in Leeds in 2011, Capsticks LLP's Yorkshire practice has established a firm foothold in the region, and was reappointed to the NHS Resolution panel in 2017, increasing the volumes of defendant clinical negligence work it handles in recent months. The 13-strong Leeds team prides itself on resolving a wide spectrum of cases, from low to high-value and technical claims, while also championing the use of mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Leeds office head David Roberts - 'a pragmatic, sound and wise operator' - leads the team while also serving as nominated partner for NHS Resolution.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

Capsticks LLP offers comprehensive coverage of the health sector with substantial experience of acting for NHS clients at a national level. The team's public sector client roster encompasses NHS trusts, mental health providers, ambulance trusts, government departments and healthcare regulators, while on the private side the team acts for private healthcare providers and GP practices. The group handles clinical law, employment issues, contentious work, corporate matters and real estate mandates. Senior partner Rachael Heenan leads the practice and specialises in employment and governance matters, David Roberts heads up the Leeds office, Ian Cooper leads the national advisory and public law team, while Lisa Geary is head of the real estate group.

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