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Andrew Craggs

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Head of health litigation team, health business group.


Head of the health litigation team at Hill Dickinson LLP leading teams in Liverpool, Manchester and London, also client relationship partner for the NHS Litigation Authority. Work includes clinical negligence and EL/PL claims for NHS LA. Nominated partner for both clinical negligence claims and EL/PL claims for NHS LA. Specialist interest in stress/bullying claims and patient safety in the NHS.


Trained Hill Dickinson 1998-2000; qualified 2000; partner 2006; member 2010 to date; editor ‚ÄėHealthcare Update Bulletin‚Äô; 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.

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Hill Dickinson LLP's lawyers are a 'pleasure to work with' and deal with 'incredibly complex cases in a firm and reassuring manner'. The firm is described as 'one of the very best in terms of efficiency', with 'good response rates' and 'exceptional industry knowledge'. It was appointed to the NHSR's London panel and was one of two firms appointed to the MPS's panel. Other clients include private healthcare providers such as Priory Group, Care UK, Virgin Care and major trusts, as well as Health Education England, for which it is the sole legal provider. Key figures include Andrew Craggs, who specialises in stress/bullying claims involving the NHS; Janet Mcwhinney, who is 'measured, focused and efficient'; the 'very experienced and calm' David Locke; and Joanne Hughes, who 'the rising star of the team'.

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North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Craggs - Hill Dickinson LLP

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North West: Public sector


Within: Health

Andrew Craggs¬†heads a ‚Äėvery strong team‚Äô at Hill Dickinson LLP¬†. The ‚Äėexcellent and very experienced‚Äô Sharon Thomas¬† is recommended for her work in mental health and court of protection. Joanna Trewin¬† led the advice to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in its application to the court of protection about a patient who was in a minimally conscious state and was determined by the court to lack capacity. The issue before the court was whether it was lawful and in her interests to receive clinically assisted nutrition and hydration, medication and neurological rehabilitation. In another key matter it is advising Health Education England on the content of an overarching privacy notice to ensure compliance with the forthcoming GDPR. Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT, NHS Warrington CCG and St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust are also clients.

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