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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Paul Balen

Tel:
Work 0845 050 3289
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Consultant conducting professional and clinical negligence, product liability, defamation, and personal injury claims.

Career

Articled Freeths LLP; qualified 1977; partner 1980; joint secretary Nottinghamshire Law Society 1985-90; president Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society 2007-08; secretary APIL 1998-2000; senior fellow Association of Personal Injury Lawyers 2001; president Nottinghamshire Law Society 2005-06; ADR mediator.

Education

Nottingham High School; Peterhouse, Cambridge (MA).

Leisure

Sport.


East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Freeths LLP’ ‘simply exceptional’ team is ‘highly professional and knowledgeable’ and ‘has a top reputation for brain injury litigation, especially for brain injuries to children’. Its wider personal injury and clinical negligence caseload includes catastrophic injury cases such as spinal cord injury, and surgical, oncology and birth injury matters. The ‘incredibly experiencedJane Goulding ‘is an exceptional lawyer with vast knowledge in the field of catastrophic injury; she inspires trust in her clients and tirelessly fights to obtain the best outcomes in often very difficult and complex situations’. Goulding heads the personal injury practice, and Jane Williams leads the clinical negligence practice ‘with empathy and great legal skill’. Consultant Paul Balen is in charge of the group’s high volume in inquest work and specialises in multi-party actions, recently leading in the multi-party action against North Staffs NHS Trust.

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