The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

DAC Beachcroft LLP

3 HARDMAN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 3HF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 934 3000
Fax:
Fax 0161 934 3288
DX:
14341 MANCHESTER 1
Email:
Web:
http://www.dacbeachcroft.com

Simon Wortley

Tel:
Work 0161 934 3116
Email:
DAC BEACHCROFT LLP

Position

Simon is the location head of healthcare and clinical risk in Manchester leading a team of ten lawyers. He specialises in and has considerable experience of defending clinical negligence claims brought against healthcare professionals in the private sector including consultants, general practitioners, physiotherapists and nurses. Simon has a particular interest in claims arising out of the development of cauda equina syndrome. Simon’s clients include the Medical Defence Union, Dental Defence Union, General Healthcare Group, BMI Healthcare Ltd, Care Fertility Group, Aon SA, Partnerships in Care, as well as several offshore insurers including the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands. In addition Simon advises private sector care home clients and has strong relationships with those in the banking sector and others seeking to invest in private sector health organisations.

Career

Qualified 1998; DLA Piper 1996-08; partner Halliwells LLP 2008-10; partner Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2010 to date.

Member

Law Society.

Education

University of Sheffield (LLB Hons); Nottingham Law School (Legal Practice Course).


North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Wortley - DAC Beachcroft LLP

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

DAC Beachcroft LLP   is nationally recognised as a leading defendant firm for clinical negligence work. In Manchester, practice head Simon Wortley  is a ‘massively experienced and shrewd litigator who leads his team with skill’ and works closely with offshore insurers and those involved in private finance in the health and social care sectors. At senior associate level Hazel Davies  ‘always gives a calm and realistic analysis of the merits of the claim’ and the ‘very approachable’ Jonathan Bonser is a ‘tenacious litigator with a meticulous attention to detail’. The group was joined by associates Carena Fullerton  (‘commercial and pragmatic’) and Claire Fitzgerald who is described as a ‘really impressive lawyer who is clear thinking and keeps a cool head at trial to determine the best strategy’ – both joined from BLM . An impressive roster of clients includes BMI Healthcare, The Medical Defence Union, NHS Resolution as well as Care Fertility Group and the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands. It also secured new clients in Elysium Healthcare and the MPLC.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to