Nicholas Tubb > Shoosmiths LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
B3 3AG

Work Department

Medical Negligence, Partner


I am a partner in the medical negligence team based in our Birmingham office.

I specialise in serious injury cases on behalf of patients and focus particularly on problems caused by spinal and brain injuries. I have acted only on behalf of claimants in medical negligence claims for over 20 years and have completed many successful claims involving serious and, often, life-changing injuries.

The patient charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) choose a panel of medical negligence specialist solicitors which I have been on for the past 15 years. I am recognised by the UK legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers.

I enjoy working closely with people to understand their lives and plans for the future. This is essential before then working out, with advice from experts in medical and other fields, what compensation they need to give the best chance to recover as much as possible and to get the most out of their lives in the future.

I assisted my former client, Heather, with her claim following misdiagnosed cauda equina syndrome which she refers to in her video interview with the charity AvMA.

I negotiated a settlement of £2.5 million in 2018 for a client who suffered an above knee amputation. In 2019 achieved an unusually good outcome in the contested costs hearing, this enabled the client to retain 100% of her damages.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

There is ‘great depth and strength’ in the team at Shoosmiths LLP which ‘undertakes a huge volume of maximum severity work’ with ‘specific expertise in cerebral palsy claims’. Practice head, Phil Barnes, is a known name for his work on a range of catastrophic brain and spinal injuries in addition to amputation and other fatal claims. Kashmir Uppal  has expertise in claims against ‘rogue surgeons’. Nicholas Tubb is also well-regarded. At associate level Natasha Read has a varied caseload of complex clinical negligence matters. Richard Bannister has an established reputation for his work on a broad variety of cases and is also an accredited CEDR mediator.