Henry Bermingham > Weightmans LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Weightmans LLP
First Floor, St Philips Point
B2 5AF


 Henry is a public sector specialist with over 20 years’ experience in advising public sector bodies.
 He specialises in social care claims, highways, human rights, occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability, stress, public rights of way and ‘power and duty’ cases. His work includes recovery of indemnities under outsource contracts and contributions from abusers. With particular experience in CSE (Child sexual exploitation), he is used to ‘press cases’ and is media trained.
 Chambers & Partners describes Henry as “an experienced personal injury solicitor with comprehensive knowledge of litigation concerning public sector bodies”, while The Legal 500 notes that he is known for “his expertise in social care work involving historic abuse and deprivation of liberty”.
 He was President of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) in 2008. He is an active contributor to ALARM, speaks and writes regularly on public sector issues.
 Notable cases: CGH v K (a school) 2005, Claims arising from CSE Operations (2008-2015), The Employers’ Liability Trigger Litigation (2012 UKSC-14), The Midlands Section. 20 Litigation.

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West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

(Leading individuals)

Henry BerminghamWeightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP is home to a ‘really strong team that is tenacious in its approach’. It remains appointed to all NHS Resolution panel lots which includes advising on clinical claims for NHS trusts and primary care beneficiaries and also handles numerous medical malpractice claims for insurers and independent practitioners. Tony Yeaman  and Deborah Bannister are both NHS Resolution nominated partners while Jasmine Armstrong has advised on numerous defendant clinical negligence actions for NHS Resolution. Sarah Hopwood heads the healthcare fraud service while the personal injury practice is likewise large and highly regarded, acting for most major insurers and 1/3 of FTSE 100 companies. Chris Webb-Jenkins is an experienced advocate and has particular expertise in group actions whereas Navdip Wilson  has particular strength in various areas such as chronic pain claims. Henry Bermingham is a known name for his handling of social care abuse/inquiry matters. David Tuck  is a key member of the disease team while Penelope Marshall  handles a wide range of litigation on behalf of local government and public sector clients as well private care home and educational bodies. Bruce Ralston is adept at advising on sports liability and frequently advises insurers, sports governing bodies and sports companies/organisations on a whole host of issues. The team was pleased to add Nicola Pegg to its ranks from Bevan Brittan LLP .