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Head of health litigation team, health business group.


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Head of the national Health Business Group incorporating the national Health Litigation teams, Andrew has overseen the exponential growth of this practice over the last three years, including the opening of offices in London and Leeds. His expertise extends into the wider health sector and he is consulted by NHS and private clients across the country.


Andrew is widely recognised as one of the most dynamic experts in the health litigation sector. He is one of the “go-to” lawyers for the senior management team at NHSR in relation to issues of strategy and law policy reform. He has a long-term relationship with NHS Resolution, having acted for them for his entire career. 


Andrew deals with complex clinical negligence claims, but also has a specialist practice in stress/bullying claims involving NHS executives. In that respect he is one of only a few national specialist practitioners in the field.


He is also an NHS Resolution nominated partner and heads up the firm’s relationship with NHS Resolution and NHS England (amongst other high profile clients including MPS and Virgin Care). He is also the firm’s lead for patient safety and risk management issues involving the NHS.  Andrew also  led the team that secured the MPS contract for Hill Dickinson


Trained Hill Dickinson 1998-2000; qualified 2000; partner 2006; member 2010 to date; editor ‘Healthcare Update Bulletin’; has had a number of articles published in the Health Service Journal.


Liverpool Law Society.


Blue Coat School, Liverpool; Brunel University (1997 LLB Hons 2(1)); College of Law, Chester (1998 LPC with Distinction).


Running, gardening.

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

(Leading individuals: Clinical Negligence)

Andrew CraggsHill Dickinson LLP

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.

North West > Public sector > Health

(Leading individuals)

Andrew CraggsHill Dickinson LLP