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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

Katherine Sheldrick

Tel:
Work 0161 234 2467
Email:
Web:
www.hempsons.co.uk/people/katherine-sheldrick/
Hempsons

Position

Katherine is a partner who specialises in advising clients in relation to regulation and clinical negligence, and is Head of our Crime Department. She advises and represent clients in the public, private and third sectors.

Katherine currently act for clients in the criminal and civil courts, before various healthcare regulatory bodies and on appeal to the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal.

Career

Trained Hempsons, qualified 2000; partner Hempsons 2006.

Member

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Education

Queen Elizabeth’s Community College, Crediton; University College, Swansea (1990 BSc); University of Sussex (1994 DPhil); College of Law (1998).

Leisure

Travel, skiing, hill-walking.


London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Hempsons' 'excellent team is meticulous in its work and always does its best for clients'. The practice was recently active in all the key healthcare regulatory and disciplinary tribunals, representing the full range of public bodies, defence organisations and their members and private individuals; its representative work includes complex investigations involving the Police, Coroner, NHS Protect, Health and Safety Executive and professional regulators and related civil litigation. The national professional discipline head is Chris Morris, who is 'a top-quality lawyer who has vast experience, excellent strategic acumen and an impressive grasp of the detailed legal aspects of this field'; Manchester-based Katherine Sheldrick , who is the northern team head, 'handles difficult clients with real skill, and is straight talking and knows the law inside out'; and Tania Francis 'commits herself to clients' cases, while her previous professional experience as a doctor gives her particular insight into which points are worth pursuing'. Other recommended advisers are Anne Ball, who leads the crime and regulatory team that advises NHS bodies and healthcare practitioners in relation to criminal law and specific investigations by the Police, Coroner and General Medical Council; and Taiyaba Waheed, who is 'calm and industrious, and able to distill a large amount of material down to the central points that matter'.

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