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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 1

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP's clinical negligence team is best known for its experience in brain injury, cerebral palsy and other birth and catastrophic injury cases. Recent highlights include the representation of NHS Resolution against a £14m birth injury claim involving major brain damage caused by inadequate management of labour, as well as defending the same client in trial proceedings concerning the treatment of a child in an A&E department. The Medical Defence Union and various local NHS Foundation Trusts make up the majority of the client base. Head of the clinical risk cluster Matthew McGrath, Winchester clinical risk group leader Heather Durston-Hillyer and birth injury and dental claim specialist Anthea Lane are the key contacts.

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Matthew McGrath - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Next generation lawyers

Anthea Lane - DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 1

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP's personal injury team is renowned for its work on matters involving catastrophic brain and spinal injuries resulting from road traffic and other accidents falling under employers' or public liability. Consultant Duncan Rutter and partner Lea Brocklebank make up the core team. In 2017, Brocklebank settled a claim for Insure the Box brought by a self-employed hairdresser who was a passenger in a car during a road traffic accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury, having worn no seatbelt and travelled with an intoxicated, uninsured driver. Another highlight was the defence of Mitsui against a whiplash claim from an employee factory worker, after he had an accident with a hydraulic press and plastic components. Allianz Insurance, the Ministry of Defence and AXA are some of the department's key clients.

Leading individuals

Duncan Rutter - DAC Beachcroft LLP

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South East: Public sector

Health - ranked: tier 2

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP fields a team of 'experienced and hardworking lawyers' which acts for a sizeable number of NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups and ambulance trusts, as well as advising a number of independent sector providers. The firm has a particularly strong reputation for handling group action claims, and also assists clients with issues arising from operational business change and restructuring. Recent work includes defending NHS Resolution and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in a claim concerning treatment of a superficial laceration. Belinda Dix leads the healthcare regulatory team; other key figures in the Winchester office include clinical negligence expert Matthew McGrath, who is noted for his 'great instincts and supportive approach'.

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