Dorothy Flower > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Partner specialising in clinical negligence claims, health law advice and representation, and clinical trials. One of the leading medical malpractice lawyers in the UK, Dorothy heads up RPC’s Medical/Life Sciences team.

Dorothy acts for a variety of medical malpractice insurers, private hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organisations, and individual healthcare practitioners in the defence of a wide range of claims. She has particular expertise in reproductive healthcare, including infertility and an interest in psychiatric cases and in human rights. Dorothy advises on all aspects of medical law, including regulation and inquests, and has expertise in clinical trials and pharmaceuticals.


Trained Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; qualified 1992; partner 1999.


Honor Oak Grammar School; Exeter University (1989 LLB Hons).


Dancing; gardening; walking; opera; theatre; books.

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London > Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare

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Dorothy FlowerRPC

The broad practice at RPC assists clients with a broad array of issues, including inquests, risk management work, and insurance coverage matters. Practice head Dorothy Flower primarily acts for suppliers and manufacturers in claims concerning medical devices and pharmaceutical product liability; she also acts in numerous group actions, in addition to commercial and injury claims arising in the context of clinical trials.

London > Insurance > Product liability: defendant

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Dorothy FlowerRPC

RPC is known for its work for insurers and insured with experience of handling life sciences claims, de-fending manufacturers and suppliers of medical devices. The practice has experience of products in a range of sectors including automobile, construction, packaging, telecoms, food and drink. Gavin Reese deals with product claims with an international element and co-heads the team with Dorothy Flower , who focuses on the defence of medical devices and pharmaceutical products. Lucy Dyson specialises in complex casualty insurance coverage and litigation.

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant

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Dorothy FlowerRPC

RPC’s medical and life sciences team is led by Dorothy Flower. Sian Morgan specialises in complex multiparty claims, while James Davies has particular experience in sports-related brain injuries. The team also has notable expertise regarding claims with international elements. Clients include private hospitals, cosmetic surgery groups, fertility clinics and home carer services, with standout experience regarding reproductive healthcare and fertility services. Team members deal with the full range of related proceedings for their clients, including inquests and regulatory body investigations.