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DAC Beachcroft LLP

ST PAULS HOUSE, 23 PARK SQUARE SOUTH, LEEDS, LS1 2ND, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 251 4700
Fax:
Fax 0113 251 4900
DX:
14099 LEEDS
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Sean Doherty

Tel:
Work 0113 251 4807
Email:
DAC BEACHCROFT LLP

Work Department

Clinical risk.

Position

Sean has been defending clinical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS LA for Trusts across Yorkshire, the North East and North West since 2000. He deals with obstetric cases, specialising in birth injury claims, and cases of maximum severity. In addition, he has handled a number of group actions and advises on metal-on-metal hip claims. Sean is a nominated partner for the NHS LA in the Leeds and Manchester offices. He is a keen advocate holding higher rights of audience in the civil courts. Sean also advises on risk management issues as a result of claims and provides training to NHS legal services and risk manager on this subject.

Career

Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Sheffield (health team) 2000-01; senior associate Eversheds, Leeds (health team) 2001-08; associate Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) clinical and healthcare risk team 2008; partner 2011.

Member

The Law Society; Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society.

Education

University of Leeds (BSc Hons Bicochemistry and Molecular Biology); Leeds Metropolitan University (postgraduate diploma in Law); Leeds Metropolitan University (LPC).


North West: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

DAC Beachcroft LLP's well-regarded team is headed by Deborah Hely  and includes Sean Doherty,  who divides his time between Leeds and Manchester and is recommended for his work on clinical negligence work. The team has been advising on a number of highly sensitive litigation matters involving doctors’ clinical performance concerns and disciplinary related employment tribunal claims. Harald Loeffler  has also been acting in a variety of commercial disputes for health clients. Highlights included acting for the Countess of Chester NHS FT in connection with employment and employee relations issues relating to a police investigation into an unusually high rate of baby deaths and collapses at the Countess of Chester hospital. Other active clients include NHS Resolution, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (Greater Manchester) as well as Cheshire & Wirrall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust.

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