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Hempsons

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

Chris Alderson

Tel:
Work 0161 234 2448
Email:
Web:
www.hempsons.co.uk/people/chris-alderson/
Hempsons

Work Department

Information Law and Healthcare litigation.

Position

Chris is a partner who specialises in healthcare law. He undertakes defendant clinical negligence litigation, including claims of utmost severity on behalf of NHS clients and represents such clients at inquests, including Article 2 and jury inquests.

Chris is also an expert in the field of information governance, and regularly advises NHS and other healthcare providers, third sector entities and tech start ups in the field. He also provides advice on transactional work involving a change in usage of personal data. Recent work in this area has included advising an NHS body in relation to the IG issues in a major NHS Test Bed project, and preparing clients for GDPR implementation.

Chris’s advice has covered matters relating to patient information and confidentiality, including data security breaches and the associated monetary penalties, and commercially sensitive information, in particular in relation to contentious procurement issues.

Chris also advises on public interest disclosures of information and has advised recently on disclosures of information with a national high profile, including those concerning safeguarding children. Chris also lectures and publishes articles on wider issues of information governance with a particular emphasis on the health sector.

Career

Called to the Bar 1993; Ropewalk Chambers, Nottingham 1994-96; qualified as solicitor 1997; Medical Defence Union legal department 1997-2000; Hempsons 2000 to date; partner 2005.

Member

The Law Society

Education

De Ferrers High School, Burton on Trent; University of Nottingham (1992); BVC (1993); QLTT (1997).


North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Hempsons' ‘excellent team’ is well equipped to handle complex and high-value cases with particular strength in periodical payments and multi-party cases. Key clients include NHS Resolution NHSR and the Medical Defence Union, as well as a large number of trusts and commercial medical practice insurers. The group also has notable experience in claims concerning obstetric and surgical negligence as well as severe spinal cord injuries. Anne Ball  is ‘massively experienced with great tactical awareness’ and Kirsten Blohm  is an ‘unflappable and tenacious litigator who is very willing to discuss new ways to resolve matters’. Simeon Bower  is a ‘shrewd and realistic litigator’ and Taiyaba Waheed is ‘hugely experienced and very competent’. Racquelle Morris  is ‘very knowledgeable’ and Chris Alderson  is a ‘clever lawyer who likes to get under the skin of a case’.

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