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16TH FLOOR, CITY TOWER, PICCADILLY PLAZA, MANCHESTER, M1 4BT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 228 0011
Fax:
Fax 0161 236 6734
DX:
14482 MANCHESTER-2
Email:
Web:
www.hempsons.co.uk
Hempsons, John Sharples, Manchester, ENGLAND

John Sharples

Tel:
Work 0161 234 2490
Email:
Web:
www.hempsons.co.uk/people/john-sharples/
Hempsons

Work Department

HCL.

Position

John joined Hempsons in 1998 after spending six years as a barrister in private practice, managing a general common law practice with an emphasis on commercial contract disputes. He offers a specialist advocacy service and advice in connection with a wide range of healthcare related issues.

John has extensive experience representing clients at inquests, including deaths in custody, deaths in circumstances of detention under the Mental Health Act, hospital deaths involving complex medical issues, particularly the deaths of infants, and deaths giving rise to the possibility of prosecution under health and safety legislation. He also has wide experience of inquests involving multiple parties and fully inquiry under Art 2 HRA.

John’s clinical negligence experience includes advising on liability and quantum and representing hospital trusts at interlocutory hearings, at JSM, at formal mediation, and at trial.

He has defended doctors at GMC fitness to practice hearings and undertaken prosecutions for NMC and GSCC. John represents NHS England in appeals involving the removal of practitioners from the Performers’ List, and he represented a medical consultant as an intervenor in High Court proceedings.

John’s regulatory experience includes representation of hospital trusts in relation to threatened and effective prosecutions under health and safety legislation, fire regulations and prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency. He also acts as an advocate in effective prosecutions under Care Standards legislation.

John advises and represents hospital trusts and private sector clients in commercial contract disputes.

Career

John spent six years at the independent Bar, completing his pupillage at Lincoln House Chambers before joining Hempsons as in-house counsel in 1998.

Member

Member of the Inner Temple.

Education

Bolton School Boys’ Division; University of Birmingham, Law and Politics degree 1988. Bar Vocational Course 1992.

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