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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

Kirsten Blohm

Tel:
Work 0161 228 0011
Email:
Hempsons

Work Department

Healthcare litigation and Clinical Negligence

Position

Kirsten is a partner who leads the firm’s healthcare litigation team with Anne Ball and is based in our Manchester office. She specialises in healthcare law and defending high value, complex clinical negligence claims. She is also an NHS Resolution Nominated Partner.

A keen supporter of mediation and providing clients with practical and pragmatic advice.

Career

Lace Mawer 1991-93; assistant and associate Lace Mawer/Berrymans Lace Mawer 1993-98; senior solicitor Trowers & Hamlins 1998-2000; senior solicitor Hempsons 2000-04, partner 2004.

Education

University of Durham (1990 BA Hons Law); College of Law Chester (1991 LSF); Manchester Metropolitan University (Diploma in PI Law).

Leisure

Travel, theatre.


North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Kirsten Blohm - Hempsons

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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North West: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

Hempsons  has an ‘in-depth knowledge of NHS practice and provides advice that is sound, well-rounded and practical’. Key members of the team include Anne Ball  and Margaret Taylor both of whom provide ‘high quality advice and are very professional and dedicated’. The ‘extremely thoroughKirsten Blohm  ‘delivers advice in a timely manner’. Paul Spencer  is ‘down to earth, easy to talk to and is able to vary his approach depending on the audience’. Highlights included its appointment, following a competitive tender process, to provide the Cheshire Local Medical Committee 'Practice Development Programme 2017' to over 600 GPs and their practices. It was also engaged by the Primary Care Commissioning CIC (PCC) to deliver a number of primary care workshops to primary care leads in the clinical commission groups as well as to GP practices and federations. Other key clients include the Medical Defence Union and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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