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KING'S HOUSE, 42 KING STREET WEST, MANCHESTER, M3 2NU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 236 2002
Fax:
Fax 0161 832 7956
DX:
14302 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Sarah Woodwark

Tel:
Work 0161 236 2002
Email:
BLM

Work Department

PI/healthcare.

Position

Undertakes mainly high-value complex defendant clinical negligence claims, on behalf of the MPS. Also represents clients at public inquiries.

Career

Trained Sharpe Pritchard; qualified 1991; Oxley Coward/Wansbrough Willey Hargrave, Sheffield; Radcliffes Le Brasseur 1997; partner 2001; partner Berrymans Lace Mawer 2007.

Education

Whitby School; registered general nurse (1984); University of Sheffield (1988 Law BA Hons); College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1989 Solicitors’ Finals).

Leisure

Antiques, films, walking.


North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Sarah Woodwark - BLM

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

BLM   has a ‘highly competent team that takes a proactive approach to assessing the merits of the defence and to obtaining and analysing the expert evidence’. Sarah Woodwark  can ‘draw on the huge amount of experience that she has on medical regulatory, inquest as well as clinical negligence work; she pays close attention to detail and is excellent on strategy’. The recently promoted Chris Dexter  is also recommended. The practice has experience in high-value and complex litigation concerning delayed diagnosis, surgical claims (especially neurosurgery), wrongful birth and claims brought under the Human Rights Act. It has also built up considerable experience in dental negligence claims and other areas such as ophthalmic treatments, laser surgery and cosmetic procedures. The group successfully defended Medical Protection in a claim involving an allegedly negligent prescription by a GP. Other key clients include Allianz, Optimax and Ecclesiastical.  Lisa Nabou joined Hill Dickinson LLP  and Claire Fitzgerald moved to DAC Beachcroft LLP

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