Jonathan Heap > Hill Dickinson LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
L3 9SJ

Work Department

NHSLA team/health business group.


Partner in the NHSLA team specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury. Caseload includes a full range of claims with particular interest in brain injury, spinal injury, ophthalmic and complex surgical cases. Jonathan handled the key clinical negligence case of Reaney v University Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust & Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWCA Civ 1119 which the Defendants successfully appealed.

He regularly lectures to clients on various legal issues, with particular interest in patient safety and the application of the legal duty of candour.


Trained Hill Dickinson; qualified into health team 2002; partner 2012 to date.


French (conversational).


Law Society.


The Royal Grammar School, Lancaster; University of Sheffield (1999 LLB 2:1, 2000 LPC).


Running, cycling, cooking, following Carlisle United.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Hill Dickinson LLP handles claims for NHS Resolution and private healthcare insurers. The department offers expertise in claims relating to gender reassignment, the aesthetic sector and those involving a non-delegable duty of care. Practice head Andrew Craggs , also the national head of health business group and health litigation, specialises in stress/bullying and sexual assault claims in the health sector. David Locke deals with non-delegable duty of care arguments and the prosecution of fraudulent claimants. Jonathan Heap handles maximum severity clinical negligence cases, while Joanne Hughes has significant experience in GP and dental matters. Associate Claire Christopholus focuses on the defence of NHS commissioning claims. Jessica Neary joined the practice in January 2022.